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17
SEP
2014

Break the Stereotypes

Break the Stereotypes is a non-profit photo project created by two international students (WeiChien Chan from Malaysia and Stephane Picard from France) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in late March 2014. Inspired by I, too, am Oxford, this project is an independent student...
09
SEP
2014

CIC Video – Advancing foreign credential recognition

Advancing Foreign Credential Recognition is a promotional video to showcase the International Qualifications Network, or IQN.  It is the product of collective efforts to strengthen immigrant labour market participation and integration, including faster and more efficient foreign...
08
SEP
2014

Thank You RBC!

ISIS would like to thank RBC for its generous contribution to the upcoming SupperNova through a monetary commitment as well as volunteers for the event. Elena Lalabekova of RBC today presented a cheque to ISIS Director of Operations, Gerry Mills. SupperNova is an international,...
05
SEP
2014

More Immigration or Bust

Originally published in the Sept. 2013 issue of the Nova Scotia Business Journal, by Fred Morley Economic development professionals are always looking for an edge for their community ­–– something that will help them out-compete their neighbours.  Smart communities have figured...
04
SEP
2014

CIC Video – Language Training for Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has produced a video entitled Language Training for Canada. It is intended to raise newcomer awareness on the importance of official language skills for settlement in Canada. The video is aligned with the content in their settlement guide,...
02
SEP
2014

Number of Syrian Refugees Passes 3 Million People

The number of refugees in Syria’s intensifying crisis passes 3 million people, amid reports of horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman and her family were displaced four times inside Syria before finally seeking refuge in Lebanon.
28
AUG
2014

From Iran to Nova Scotia – A New Start

Amir Nafez's journey to realize an ambition of settling his family in Nova Scotia came with more than a few hurdles – he faced recertification training, finding a job, as well as navigating the Canadian work environment and culture. After the professional engineer, his wife...
27
AUG
2014
photo by Jennifer Henderson/CBC

Provincial Government Immigration Announcements

Yesterday the Government of Nova Scotia made two announcements about immigration: The Creation of the Premier’s Immigration Advisory Council The Premier announced that Wadih Fares and Colin Dodds will be joint chairs of the council. ISIS is very pleased with this announcement....
27
AUG
2014

Deep Roots Photo Essay

by Rhianna More - Common Roots Urban Farm and ISIS have partnered to create Deep Roots, a true knowledge sharing project in Halifax. Six Bhutansese refugees have been volunteering at the urban farm for three days a week since early spring. Common Roots is located at the...
26
AUG
2014

Halifax refugee families farming in the heart of the city

HALIFAX CBC News, August 25 2014 Refugees accustomed to growing their own food in their home countries are finding garden space in their newly adopted Halifax neighbourhood. This summer the Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services is helping seed the fourth garden in four...
21
AUG
2014

World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR pays tribute to courage and sacrifice of aid workers

GENEVA, August 19 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday paid tribute to the enormous contribution made every year by humanitarian workers while noting that their work was becoming more and more dangerous. “Last year alone, some 250 security...
20
AUG
2014

Ethiopia becomes Africa’s biggest refugee-hosting country

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 19 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday that Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 629,718 refugees as of the end of July. Kenya, in comparison, is host to 575,334 registered...