Crisis Supports & Resources

We encourage all Nova Scotians to connect with newcomers in their community and offer support in this difficult time and beyond. We also want to provide a list of resources available through ISANS and community partners to support anyone going through crisis or helping someone else cope. What supports does … Read more

Spryfield Tragedy

With great sadness, we inform the greater ISANS community that a tragic house fire took the lives of seven children in a newcomer family in Spryfield on Tuesday. Our deepest condolences go to the family members and the community. ISANS is providing support to the family, as well as clients … Read more

ISANS announces the continuation of Settlement Online Pre-Arrival program through $13.1 million in funding from IRCC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced $13.1 million dollars in funding for ISANS to continue its Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) program. This groundbreaking program developed and overseen by ISANS ensures that immigrants arrive prepared for their new life in Canada.

“Our mission is to help immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia. This funding will allow us to better prepare newcomers for their arrival in Canada through SOPA’s expanded pre-arrival services, alleviating some of the stresses associated with the settlement process,” says Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS…

Businesses and communities across Canada to benefit from increased immigration

From Newsroom — Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. October 31, 2018 News Release October 31, 2018—Ottawa, ON—Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the new multi-year immigration levels plan for 2019-2021. This new immigration plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants contribute to Canada’s economic growth … Read more

Celebrating Citizenship Week

It’s Citizenship Week in Canada! Over the past 10 years, Canada has welcomed over 1.75 million proud new Canadians. From October 8 -14 this year, we reflect on the rights and responsibilities all Canadians citizens share, and celebrate what newcomers bring to our communities. We asked some new Nova Scotians … Read more