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FAST Program

Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST) Program

The FAST program is for skilled immigrants who want to get a head start in their career in Nova Scotia.

FAST is a free, online employment program to help you prepare to work in Canada in the following sectors:

  • Trades
  • Biotechnology and life sciences
  • IT and data services
  • Accounting
  • Culinary arts

The FAST program will help you to:

  • better understand your industry sector and occupation in Canada
  • learn about Canadian workplace culture
  • evaluate your skills and knowledge
  • identify opportunities to fill skills and competency gaps

To be eligible for this program you must:

  • have a minimum of 2 years of experience in one of the five key sectors mentioned above
  • be a Permanent Resident, immigrant Canadian citizen, provincial nominee, or international graduate in Nova Scotia
  • be registered as an ISANS client and have an Employment Specialist
  • have a minimum language level of CLB 5+

For information please contact:
Maha Nabhan | 902-406-0863 |

The Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST) program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.


Talk to your Employment Specialist

Meet with the coordinator to determine eligibility

Register at

You receive a welcome letter and your login details

You log in and begin your online learning

You get matched with a professional mentor and access jobs through SkillsMatch