Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaq have been an important part of Nova Scotia history for thousands of years. This month is an opportunity for all Nova Scotians to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaq history and heritage and to increase their understanding of the province’s Mi’kmaq culture. … Read more

Share Thanksgiving

Make new friends over cranberries & conversation. Share Thanksgiving is an occasion for hosts to welcome a newcomer family or international student to Thanksgiving dinner. It is a unique opportunity for newcomers to experience a Nova Scotian custom and hospitality. Any which way you slice it, you will be enjoying … Read more

Investing in talent from abroad pays off

Immigrants from across the globe bring skills and work ethic to Nova Scotian businesses
As most of you may know, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 2,500 Syrian refugees in 2016. By accepting these refugees, our province took on the responsibility of creating a foundation for each of these families to grow — the two pillars for this foundation are education and employment…

Local Halifax photography festival features legally blind Syrian photographer

Photopolis – the Halifax Festival of Photography, presents Hani al Moulia’s work: It’s Not Impossible. Hani, a legally blind student, showcases stunning images of life in a refugee camp, both heartbreaking and beautiful, revealing hope and despair. The exhibit will be on display at Keshen Goodman Library (330 Lacewood Drive) for the month of October. Images will … Read more

Business Networking on the Tall Ship Silva

Under a perfect blue sky the Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva networking event participants set sail on a 2-hour cruise around Halifax harbour. ISANS Business Services has been hosting this very successful networking opportunity connecting immigrant business owners and community for 5 years running – Build Your … Read more

Successful Completion of the Work-based Trades Practical Assessment Pilot Project & Video Launch

Last week, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) and ISANS celebrated the successful completion of the Work-based Trades Practical Assessment pilot project and the launch of a new program video. The project was funded by NSAA and trade participants are ISANS clients. Minister of Immigration, the Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, … Read more

Halifax Pride Festival & Rainbow Refugees

The Halifax Pride Festival 2017 starts today, July 20. Now in its 30th year, it continues to support the community, culture, and pride of Halifax’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2 Spirited, Asexual, Pansexual, and Allies (2SLBTQ+) community. Halifax Pride Festival expects to see an estimated 120,000 … Read more