June 20: Walk with Refugees and Book Launch!

Please join us on World Refugee Day, Friday, June 20 for the launch of Resilience & Resettlement: Stories of Refugees in Nova Scotia. The launch will take place at Halifax City Hall from 3:00 – 4:30pm. Following the book launch we will take part in the nation wide Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada. We will depart Grand Parade at 4:30 and make our way along the waterfront to Pier 21…

June is National Aboriginal History Month

In June, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nations peoples in Canada. June has long been a month of celebration and remembrance in Canada, with National Aboriginal Day on the 21st, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on the 24th, and Multiculturalism Day … Read more

New Immigration Pathway Created for International Students

News Release: Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, June 6, 2014

International graduates now have a route to immigrate to Nova Scotia after changes to the Provincial Nominee Program.

Beginning today, June 6, an international graduate from a Canadian college or university, with a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, can apply for permanent residency through the nominee program’s Skilled Worker stream.

“This is great news for international students like me who will graduate soon and will be considering their options for what comes next,” said Durgesh Singh, NSCC construction management technology student…

Expanding the Vision

Why Nova Scotia Should Look Beyond Econocentric Immigration Policy

Authors: Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Howard Ramos. Nova Scotia’s immigration policy to-date has largely fallen into step with other governments (federal and provincial) by banking on the purported benefits of economic migrants and using an econocentric model to inform its policies. Immigration in Nova Scotia has been seen as a solution to an aging population and weak economy, but with the recent release of the Ivany report there is the potential for a different approach to the current econocentric immigration policy…

Helping new immigrants find their smile

This article is found on the Dal News website – story by Katie Ciavaglia, photo by Chris Parent

A new program for Dental Hygiene students at Dalhousie is helping provide them with access to more complex cases while teaching them about giving back to the community. In 2012, Heather Doucette, assistant professor in the School of Dental Hygiene, worked with her colleagues to develop a partnership with ISANS…

Building Your Community through Volunteering

From April 6-12 Canada will be celebrating National Volunteer Week! This is time to recognize the incredible efforts of our community volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to contribute and meet new people. Non-profits and community organizations of all sorts depend on volunteers to help deliver their services. Donating time … Read more

What If?

Check out this great video made by the Government of Nova Scotia to dispel the myth that Nova Scotia has no jobs, no hope, and that you need leave the province to build a future. The video showcases opportunity, successes and emphasizes what Nova Scotia has to offer.  

Bridge to Construction Graduation

The graduation for the second offering of Bridge to Construction took place on Wednesday, February 12, at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. This event celebrated the partnership and collaboration within Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and the community at large. The Bridge to Construction is a pilot project … Read more

Report of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy

Wednesday, February 12, the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy released their report Now or Never. The report is a call to action for Nova Scotians in the face of our current economic and population challenges. The report advocates that immigration is essential to the future of Nova Scotia. You can read the report in its entirety…