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Business Workshops

ISANS has business workshops and seminars to help newcomers start and grow a successful business.

To attend business training workshops, you must first:

  • be a recent citizen, permanent resident or approved to immigrate
  • register as an ISANS client
  • meet with an ISANS business counsellor
  • have a minimum CLB 5

Classes and workshops takes place on-site at ISANS or online through our Online Learning website.

For more information on workshops or to register please contact: business@isans.ca.

On-site Business Training

Most workshops are 2-hours (6:00-8:00pm) and are facilitated by a subject matter expert from the community or an ISANS Business Trainer.

Workshop topics can include:

  • accounting
  • cash flow management
  • networking
  • business communication (letters, emails, phone)
  • e-commerce
  • sales and marketing
  • business growth
  • exporting strategies
  • business insurance and risk management
  • franchising (buying/creating)
  • succession planning
  • financing options
  • business set-up and operations
  • Human Resources and labour laws
  • Canadian business culture
  • management and leadership
  • social media
  • starting a farm
  • business plan development
  • website development

Upcoming On-site Workshops

Online Information Session: ACOA’s Business Information Services

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Date:
January 20
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is an outstanding government organization that works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative, and productive. ACOA creates these opportunities by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the … Read more

Online Information Session: Statistics Canada – Data and Surveys for Business

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Date:
January 26
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have key information on Canada’s economy, society, and environment that they need to be effective citizens and decision-makers. At this session, you will learn about: Geography Demographic data Household expenditures Industry data Sales data Navigating the Statistics Canada website … Read more

Online Business Development: Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Program

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Date:
January 26
Time:
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
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Venue

Online

NOTE: The 10-week session starting on January 12 is now full and is no longer accepting clients. To add your name to the waitlist for the Spring 2021 course, please contact business@isans.ca. If you are an immigrant woman who wants to develop or enhance your business skills, join this free, 10-week … Read more

Online Business Training

Talk to your Business Counsellor about online business training.

Introduction to Business in Nova Scotia

This introductory course will give you an overview of what you need to know to start a business in Nova Scotia. The workshop is self-directed - you work at your own pace and convenience. You will learn about: business plans, Canadian business culture, networking, business structures, business registration and zoning, licenses and permits, bookkeeping, banking and credit, funding considerations, taxation, business insurance and employee regulations.

Evaluating Your Business Idea - Currently Unavailable

As a new immigrant to Nova Scotia, you may want to open your own business. You may already have a business idea but need to figure out if it will work. This workshop will help you build the skills needed to effectively evaluate your business idea to discover if it is a money making opportunity.

Business Plan Creation  - Currently Unavailable

You have evaluated your business idea and your research has shown that you, your idea and the target market may be a match. It is now time for you to bring all your research together and build a business plan. This workshop will help you develop the skills needed to create a business plan. You will learn about: business plan creation, presentation design and development, and funding considerations.