CIC Video – Advancing foreign credential recognition

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

A new Start

From Iran to Nova Scotia – A New Start

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…

Temporary Foreign Workers: The Broader Context

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…

Recognition Event for Engineers

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

Bridge to Construction

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