Gerry Mills awarded the Metropolis Service Provider Award at the 21 National Metropolis Conference

The Metropolis Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to the field of immigration and settlement in Canada. These national awards intend to establish a benchmark of achievement and excellence, bringing pride and peer acknowledgment to the deserving recipients. Gerry Mills, ISANS former executive director, is the recipient of … Read more

Metropolis 2019: Blog

The National Metropolis Conference is Canada’s largest annual gathering of immigration practitioners. Hundreds of researchers, service providers, and policymakers have flocked to Halifax to attend the conference entitled Doing Immigration Differently.  Nearly 1,000 participants will take part in the three-day conference, sharing new findings, identifying best practices and showcasing new … Read more

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