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22
OCT
2014

Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report

Today we launch our Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report. The Newcomer Community Wellness Project is a three-year initiative led by Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness in the...
21
OCT
2014

Successful Mentoring Partnerships

You’re in a new country and new environment; it’s a very different work culture, with different professional requirements. It’s an overwhelming situation. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have someone to talk to who would be sensitive to your work requirements? Wouldn’t it be great if...
15
OCT
2014

Networking in Motion!

In celebration of Small Business Week please join us for our 2nd Annual Immigrant Business Networking in Motion! Join us October 21, starting at 3pm, on a walking tour of immigrant businesses in the Spring Garden Road area, South End or Fairview area. There is no cost to...
09
OCT
2014

Internationally Educated Engineers Work-based Performance Assessment of Competencies

What Does That Mean? Over the years, employers have told us that the most important consideration when hiring an Internationally Educated Engineer (IEE) is to know what the person can do. In other words, what are their competencies on the job? In order to address this concern we...
30
SEP
2014

Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Participants Receive Grant

A project by a group of women from the Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Program received a grant from the Halifax Community Health Board’s Community Development Fund this weekend. Their project will deliver a series of workshops related to mental health, and provide...
24
SEP
2014

Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program Under Threat

After 36 years, churches and others say long waits, health cuts and policy changes are making it hard to continue personalized support for refugees. By Nicholas Keung, Immigration reporter, Toronto Star, published on Mon Sep 22, 2014. Bureaucratic delays and federal cuts to...
22
SEP
2014
Photo by Galiya Gubaeva

The Politics of Compassion: Canada and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Atkinson Series in the Toronto Star this year focuses on Canadian refugee policy and the Syrian crisis, entitled The Politics of Compassion. The series runs in two parts – it began this weekend, and will finish next Sunday, September 28. The series concludes with the...
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,...