Annual Report 2018-2019

ISANS is proud to launch Pathways to Possibility – our 2018-2019 Annual Report website. Each newcomer’s journey is unique, and ISANS provides the pathways towards possibility to help them achieve their goals. We empower immigrants to shape their skills through responsive programs and services delivered on a continuum. Pathways to Possibility … Read more

Immigration key to Nova Scotia future

ISANS CEO Jennifer Watts spoke to CBC’s Information Morning to talk about the results of an Angus Reid poll on immigration, attitudes and economics of immigration in Canada, and newcomer retention in Nova Scotia. Listen here:

Annual Report 2017-18: A Welcoming & Inclusive Province

ISANS Annual Report 2017-18, A Welcoming & Inclusive Province, shares stories of volunteers who generously give their time and energy, not only to ISANS programs, but to help create welcoming communities. Read their stories, get information about ISANS programs, stay informed with up to date facts and statistics, and more … Read more

Video: I Am Today

 Marwa Harb’s face lights up when she talks about the people she has met since arriving in Canada as a refugee from Syria. Topping her list – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “I paint (a picture of) the prime minister,” says Marwa, 16. “I gave it to him. He was … Read more

Four myths about Canada’s border crossings

From the Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 2018 Michelle Rempel, Conservative immigration critic, tweeted recently that the media was finally writing about “illegal border crossings” after she had been raising it for a year. The problem is that several recurring myths are shaping much of the coverage. Here are four of … Read more

News Release: Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, November 1, 2017. Growing Canada’s Economic Future           Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history November 1, 2017—Toronto, ON—For years, we’ve seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities. Today, the Honourable Ahmed … Read more

Immigration and ethnocultural diversity: Key results from the 2016 Census

Statistics Canada, October 25, 2017.  Today, Statistics Canada is releasing results from the 2016 Census which provide a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada. On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion … Read more

New and improved website!

We are happy to announce the redesign and relaunch of our website! In response to ever changing technology, our 2016 user survey, and consultations with stakeholders we’ve made tweaks, changes and some major improvements. The new website is: Faster – we’re focused on speed and page load times to improve … Read more