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Bridge to Work Program

The Bridge to Work Program is designed to help immigrants gain local work experience and understand the Canadian work environment. This program will help you prepare to work in an entry-level position.

In the Bridge to Work program you will:

  • Learn about various entry-level occupations/jobs
  • Complete employment readiness workshops and practice interview
  • Learn about the Canadian workplace culture
  • Learn English vocabulary for the safety training
  • Complete safety training, including: Emergency First Aid/CPR, Fire Safety, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Working in Confined Spaces, etc.

Although the work placement is not paid, there are many benefits:

  • Increase your confidence in your skills and abilities
  • Show an employer your skills and work ethic
  • Gain Canadian work experience
  • Get local┬áreferences
  • Possible offer of employment

To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Be interested in working in an entry-level position
  • Be an immigrant Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Register as an ISANS client
  • Register with an Employment Specialist at ISANS
  • Commit to attending and completing the classes, technical training and employment workshops
  • Have language level of CLB 2, 3 or 4 completed

For more information please contact your Employment Specialist.

Talk to your Employment Specialist to determine eligibility

Meet with the Program Coordinator

Complete employment readiness workshops & practice interview

Complete technical safety English vocabulary

Complete safety training including: First Aid/CPR, Fire Safety, WHMIS, etc

We would like to acknowledge and thank our Bridge to Work funders:

  • Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) funds the Bridge to Work Program
  • Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) funds the 12 week on-the-job practical assessment
  • Employment Nova Scotia funds the NSCC Customized Training Programs
  • Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds the language training for the Bridge to Work Program