Volunteer Program Profile: IMG Bridging Program

There are International Medical Graduates (IMGs) living in Nova Scotia who are permanent residents in Canada and are currently pursuing their license to practice medicine here. Many IMGs are preparing to take Canadian licensing examinations or practical assessments of their skills and knowledge. The International Medical Graduates (IMG) Bridging Program … Read more

Celebrating our Volunteers!

It’s Volunteer Week! ISANS volunteers play an integral role in the work we do at ISANS. “Volunteers support us in championing a more welcoming and inclusive province,” says Jennifer Watts, CEO, ISANS. “Our volunteers support the crucial work of helping newcomers integrate into their new communities, through personal connection, support … Read more

Instagram Takeover! Carolina Andrade

To mark the launch of #MakingWaves – Stories of Second-Generation Immigrants, we’ve invited local photographer Carolina Andrade to take over our Instagram account this week! Carolina is a first-generation Canadian; her parents immigrated to Halifax from Concepcion, Chile with her brother in 1984. Follow along to learn more about her … Read more

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

New resource for internationally educated teachers provides orientation to teaching in Nova Scotia

A new website, created to provide internationally educated teachers with comprehensive information and orientation to the education system in Nova Scotia, launched Thursday, February 28, 2019. Teach-in-NovaScotia.ca offers contextual awareness for internationally educated teachers, for preparation for certification, to increase success on the job, and/or to assist with alternative career … 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