Diversify Your Workforce

Professional Practice Program

Professional Practice Program

Assess a Potential Employee for up to Six Weeks at No Cost

The Professional Practice Program connects employers across Nova Scotia with skilled immigrant professionals. As a Host Employer, you would offer a participant the chance to work in your organization for up to six weeks at no cost to you. There is no obligation to hire; you have the opportunity to assess the skills of a potential employee in a work-site setting. Skilled immigrants are keen to participate in this program because they gain Canadian work experience, local references, and the opportunity to network and showcase their skills. All participants are job ready and legally eligible to work in Canada.

  • Flexible: Up to six weeks part or full time depending on need
  • Low Risk: All participants insured against injury at workplace
  • Targeted: Individual skills matched with employer needs
  • Career Focused: Participants are professionals with related education and skills
  • No Strings Attached: No obligation to hire or pay – can be terminated by either party at any time

ISANS has offered the Professional Practice Program (formerly called the Work Placement Program) for over ten years and it works! Within three months of completing the program, 70% of participants are working in their field and many employers have hosted multiple placements.

For more information please contact

Joanna Stewart   |  902-406-4172  | jstewart@old.isans.ca


You identify opportunities in your workplace & contact program coordinator

ISANS screens candidates & sends you resumes

you interview candidate to determine a good match

if you select a candidate, you sign an agreement with ISANS

you evaluate participant & coordinator conducts a work visit

you give a reference or hire participant