What Does That Mean? Over the years, employers have told us that the most important consideration when hiring an Internationally Educated Engineer (IEE) is to know what the person can do. In other words, what are their competencies on the job? In order to address this concern we worked in collaboration … Read more
Advancing Foreign Credential Recognition is a promotional video to showcase the International Qualifications Network, or IQN. It is the product of collective efforts to strengthen immigrant labour market participation and integration, including faster and more efficient foreign credential recognition and assessment. CIC, in collaboration with their foreign credential recognition partners, developed … Read more
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has produced a video entitled Language Training for Canada. It is intended to raise newcomer awareness on the importance of official language skills for settlement in Canada. The video is aligned with the content in their settlement guide, Welcome to Canada, and is intended for … Read more
Amir Nafez’s journey to realize an ambition of settling his family in Nova Scotia came with more than a few hurdles – he faced recertification training, finding a job, as well as navigating the Canadian work environment and culture.
After the professional engineer, his wife and young son left Iran two years ago, they found their way to Canada, first to Manitoba, then moving to Halifax where Amir sought help to re-establish himself in his field…
Did you know that 87% of employers insist on a “high level of proficiency” in language? We all need exceptional communication skills and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the workplace. So you may not be surprised to know that employers have identified a lack of English language … Read more
The CCR has published a statement commenting on the issues affecting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Canadians have recently had their attention drawn to serious problems with the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. It is useful to look at these issues in the broader context.
Over the past decade, Canada’s immigration program has shifted significantly from permanent to temporary immigration. In 2008, for the first time…
On Wednesday, April 23, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia held a recognition event to celebrate the successful completion of the 2013/2014 Worksite-based Performance Assessment of Engineering Competencies program. Our industry partners and clients came together to acknowledge the time and effort given by participants and supervisors, which included SHM … Read more
Finding a good job is one of the biggest challenges for newcomers to Canada, and while it isn’t easy, it can be done! Many immigrants are successfully working in their fields, making a good living and contributing significantly to the economy of Nova Scotia. And like most things in life, … Read more
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) are pleased to announce than John Burgess is the third recipient of the Craig Ennett Award. The award was presented at the PANS Awards Gala on Saturday, November 2 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax. This … Read more
The Bridge to Construction graduation took place on Monday, June 17th in the Atrium at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. This event celebrated another step towards one of the goals in Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia’ Strategic Plan: Integrating clients more quickly. The Bridge to Construction is a … Read more
On April 18, we hosted an event to celebrate a special project for internationally educated engineers (IEEs). The Worksite-based Competency Assessment Project gave ten IEEs the chance to work with local engineering firms for four months. During that time, they demonstrated their skills to these potential employers and carefully documented … Read more
The initiative “Multi-Stakeholder Work Groups” received an Honourable mention in the category of Engagement at the First Annual IQN Awards. The Multi-Stakeholder Work Group initiative is among 8 others to receive Honourable mentions from a total of 63 nominations. Each nomination was evaluated by members of the IQN Advisory Council. … Read more