From India to Halifax: Suguna Kakara

Suguna Kakara immigrated to Nova Scotia from India with her husband in 2004.  He had worked in Halifax previously and assured her that it was a beautiful city with friendly people and that she would be very happy. It was an emotional time for Suguna, as she had to leave … Read more

ISANS Open House!

A huge thank you to everyone who came out yesterday for our Annual Open House and made it a resounding success! This year featured a market, a silent auction for our Refugee Emergency Fund, and several displays by Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia staff about some of our programs … Read more

Winter in Nova Scotia!

Experiencing a Canadian winter for the first time can be a worrisome experience for people new to Canada, especially if you are coming from a climate where most of the year it is sunny and warm. What do you need to know about winter? December 21 is the shortest day … Read more

Citizenship Ceremony

On September 8, 2011, we held our second Citizenship Ceremony here at ISANS. 25 immigrants from 15 different countries were sworn in as Canadian citizens as family and friends looked on. The new Canadians are from Bangladesh, Belarus,China, England, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Netherlands, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United … Read more

Remembering 9/11

After the events of September 11, 2001, Rodney MacDonald, then Minister of Culture, issued a press release to Nova Scotians. He asked us to reflect on the tragedy, and to use it as an opportunity to raise our understanding, not our fences. His words can still challenge and encourage us … Read more

ISANS AGM & 2011 Annual Report

The new Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Annual Report is here! This year’s report focuses on the critical role that partners play in helping Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia to meet its mandate. Please click here to check out the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia 2011 Annual … Read more

ISANS Recognizes Exceptional Nova Scotia Employers

On Tuesday, April 5, at Ashburn Golf Club, we held a recognition event to honour over 100 exceptional Nova Scotia employers who assisted Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, immigrant professionals and job seekers in 2010 – 2011. The event included speeches by Joe Malek, Chair, Immigrant Services Association of … Read more

Greetings from Manila!

Kathy Burnett, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Manager of Online Learning is photographed meeting with Canadian Immigration Integration Project (CIIP) staff, in the Manila Philippines office. Kathy and Beth Clarke from JVS one of the IPSO partners (Immigrant Pre-Arrival Services Online) are visiting with the CIIP Field Offices to … Read more

25 New Canadians Sworn-In at ISANS

A citizenship swearing-in ceremony, involving 25 new Canadians, took place at ISANS in Halifax, on Thursday July 22, 2010. The new Canadians are from 13 countries around the world, including Chile, China, England, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United States of America, and Yemen. Among … Read more