As of April 23rd, ISANS will be offering only virtual or online service and programs due to new COVID-19 restrictions in Nova Scotia.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, ISANS will be moving back to modified program delivery on Friday, April 23rd. These modifications will include limitations with onsite activities for both staff and clients across ISANS four sites. These site changes include: ISANS Mumford: Open to clients and staff on … Read more

ISANS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Vaccines are vital to our public health. At ISANS, we continue to work and support our government to create healthy communities that are safe from COVID-19. To prevent the spread, our communities must be vaccinated. In the coming months, ISANS will support Canada’s vaccination plan by sharing accurate information and by encouraging … Read more

2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship Application Update

Be advised the 2021 ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship selection process will remain the same as last year. ISANS is selecting applications from the interest forms we received in 2019. We will not accept new interest forms for 2021. Please note, ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship staff are not involved in selection … Read more

New Resource for Internationally Educated Engineers

Engineering in Nova Scotia is a website designed to provide Internationally Educated Engineers (IEEs) in Nova Scotia or pre-arrival, with detailed information about the engineering landscape in NS and Canada. As an IEE, you will learn about the Canadian engineering history, engineering in NS, licensure process, labour market information and … Read more

Best Wishes for Everyone Celebrating Nowruz

Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, is celebrated during the Spring Equinox. The last day of winter featured a snow storm for Nova Scotia, but this weekend we’re happy to feel the temperatures warming up and can’t wait to see the flowers to start blooming! The graphic above features … Read more

Celebrating Irish Heritage

If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia, you may be wondering why so many people are wearing green today. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, which started in the 1600s when the Vatican recognized it as a Saint’s day. What started as a Christian (primarily Catholic) holiday became a … Read more

Celebrating women’s leadership and diversity

Happy International Women’s Day!   Today we celebrate with the United Nations theme, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and … Read more

Inclusive Family-Friendly Learning

Meet Bear and Rabbit, friends of our Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers, students and parents! These characters help teach important lessons in an adorable family-friendly way.   “Bear and Rabbit are child-friendly, which is important as the theory behind our ECE family resources is to include both the parent and … Read more

ISANS Celebrates African Heritage Month

As ISANS works to help immigrants settle in Nova Scotia, our goal is to share information with our clients and partners about the diverse communities that exist and thrive across this province. As part of that effort, we have launched a new micro-site that is dedicated to the vital legacy … Read more