T.W. attended the Immigrant Youth Employability Project: “I finished my training at Northwood yesterday and I got my diploma. Starting Monday I will work as CCA I am so happy to get this great opportunity. Thank you so much for thinking about me and the course. You are the key … Read more
A collaborative model for making systemic change in regulated occupations
To work in a regulated occupation requires a particular certification or licensure. Skilled immigrants understand the importance of high standards of practice, but they need fair and realistic opportunities to have their qualifications assessed and recognized so they can work in their fields…
Credential recognition can be a major barrier for immigrants to enter the labour market. The cost associated with getting credentials recognized is often prohibitive and can affect newcomers eventual inclusion in their chosen field. The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF), launched April 1, 2019, is a community-based micro-loan program … Read more
A new website, created to provide internationally educated teachers with comprehensive information and orientation to the education system in Nova Scotia, launched Thursday, February 28, 2019. Teach-in-NovaScotia.ca offers contextual awareness for internationally educated teachers, for preparation for certification, to increase success on the job, and/or to assist with alternative career … Read more
By Carolyn Ray, CBC News, 8 February 2019.
Nova Scotia has reopened its doors to family physicians trained in other countries in a move that could help cut down on the province’s lengthy wait list for a doctor. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has begun to screen applications for a long-awaited program that will allow foreign-trained doctors to prove they possess the clinical skills and knowledge to work in the province.
“I’m excited,” said Dr. Fiona Bergin, clinical director of the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program, which is being run by Dalhousie University in Halifax.
“I’m very hopeful that we’ll be able to contribute to the need for family physicians in the province.”
The Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) has launched a new resource website to help ensure international medical graduate (IMG) physicians who wish to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia possess appropriate clinical skills and knowledge to provide quality patient care. The website also serves to provide more information about pre-screening, … Read more
By: Pushpendra Singh, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (An aspiring Professional Engineer) for Engineers Nova Scotia’s publication The Engineer, Fall 2018 edition Internationally Educated Engineers (IEE) are professionals who have migrated from different countries to Canada in search of better opportunities, lifestyle and a work-life balance. It also gives opportunities to implement the latest … Read more
Opinion piece by Jan Sheppard Kutcher and Dr. Geoff Williams, Chronicle Herald, September 25, 2018. Although it’s a problem many years in the making, and despite almost daily media coverage of physician shortages, progress in recruiting physicians to the province remains slow. While there’s some promise of long-term improvement, there’s … Read more
We are happy to announce that on September 10 we are opening additional space in the Bayers Road Professional Centre (Desmond Avenue entrance) so that we can continue to provide timely programs and services to newcomers. The new location, called ISANS Desmond, will help us reduce waitlists for English classes … Read more
By Ryan Van Horne, My East Coast Experience, July 13, 2018. There is a shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia, but international medical graduates (IMGs) struggle to find opportunities to get licensed here. That’s a painful pill to swallow for IMGs, who have to wait patiently for residency spots … Read more
Seventeen Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) attended a full-day health assessment workshop as part of ISANS’ IEN Orientation Program that took place at Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany Campus Nursing Lab on Friday, May 4, 2018. The workshop had IENs practice clinical assessments on simulated mannequins and work on case … Read more