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

Online Computer Training

Would you like to improve your computer skills? Take online computer training to work toward your career goals! You can register for the following courses online or over the phone: PowerPoint from October 5 to 19: 4 classes of 2 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 … Read more

Immigrant Youth Employability Project (IYEP)

T.W. attended the Immigrant Youth Employability Project: “I finished my training at Northwood yesterday and I got my diploma. Starting Monday I will work as CCA I am so happy to get this great opportunity. Thank you so much for thinking about me and the course. You are the key … Read more

Leading the Way: Multi-Stakeholder Work Groups

A collaborative model for making systemic change in regulated occupations

To work in a regulated occupation requires a particular certification or licensure. Skilled immigrants understand the importance of high standards of practice, but they need fair and realistic opportunities to have their qualifications assessed and recognized so they can work in their fields…

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. 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

CBC News: Now recruiting – Nova Scotia starts testing foreign-trained family doctors

By Carolyn Ray, CBC News, 8 February 2019.
Nova Scotia has reopened its doors to family physicians trained in other countries in a move that could help cut down on the province’s lengthy wait list for a doctor. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has begun to screen applications for a long-awaited program that will allow foreign-trained doctors to prove they possess the clinical skills and knowledge to work in the province.

“I’m excited,” said Dr. Fiona Bergin, clinical director of the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program, which is being run by Dalhousie University in Halifax.

“I’m very hopeful that we’ll be able to contribute to the need for family physicians in the province.”

Launch of Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program Resource

The Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) has launched a new resource website to help ensure international medical graduate (IMG) physicians who wish to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia possess appropriate clinical skills and knowledge to provide quality patient care. The website also serves to provide more information about pre-screening, … Read more

Prospects of Internationally Educated Engineers In Canada

By:  Pushpendra Singh, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (An aspiring Professional Engineer) for Engineers Nova Scotia’s publication The Engineer, Fall 2018 edition Internationally Educated Engineers (IEE) are professionals who have migrated from different countries to Canada in search of better opportunities, lifestyle and a work-life balance. It also gives opportunities to implement the latest … Read more

Turn to immigrant physicians to alleviate doctor shortage

Opinion piece by Jan Sheppard Kutcher and Dr. Geoff Williams, Chronicle Herald, September 25, 2018.  Although it’s a problem many years in the making, and despite almost daily media coverage of physician shortages, progress in recruiting physicians to the province remains slow. While there’s some promise of long-term improvement, there’s … Read more

New location, same great services: ISANS Desmond

We are happy to announce that on September 10 we are opening additional space in the Bayers Road Professional Centre (Desmond Avenue entrance) so that we can continue to provide timely programs and services to newcomers. The new location, called ISANS Desmond, will help us reduce waitlists for English classes … Read more