Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services (ISIS) is a settlement organization which welcomes newcomers and recognizes their essential role in Canada. ISIS offers a full range of programs for immigrants. Services range from providing orientation to immigrants wishing to get employment or start a business, to meeting with government leaders to discuss immigration issues.
YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs helps immigrants settle into their new homes in the Halifax Regional Municipality, and to help residents understand the issues newcomers face while adjusting to their new language, culture, climate and community.
Halifax Regional School Board – Metro-Region Immigrant Language Services (HRSB MILS) is committed to encouraging integration and settlement to newcomers by providing Canadian Language Benchmark assessments, English as a Second Language instruction and pre-employment related skill development programs to adult newcomers residing throughout the province of Nova Scotia.
Halifax Public Libraries (HPL) offers English Language Learning (ELL) for Adults. This is a one-to-one and small group volunteer program where adults can improve their English communication skills with help from community volunteers.
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) offers English for Academic Purposes program. This program offers a rigorous and challenging training designed to prepare students for the academic demands of a post-secondary institution. School of Health and Human Services also offers programs tailored specifically for internationally educated nurses.
Valley Community Learning Association (VCLA) is a non-profit organization that helps adults achieve their personal learning goals. The organization offers English language classes in various locations in the Valley.
Nova Scotia Interpreting Services (NSIS) is a non-profit organization that offers in-person and telephone interpreting services to hospitals, government departments and other organizations serving the public. The organization offers training and assessment for immigrant interpreters.
Services offered for francophone immigrants:Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (FANE) provides settlement and integration services to French-speaking immigrants in Nova Scotia. The not-for-profit community organization helps newcomers in their new life through information sessions related to French schools, health services, accommodation, family matching program, etc.
Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDENE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being and quality of life of Acadians and francophones in Nova Scotia. This organization also offers a range of services for francophone immigrants.
L’Université Sainte-Anne welcomes students from across Atlantic Canada and across the world. Its programs in business administration, education, humanities, pure sciences, as well as many other professional programs prepare students to enter the workforce with skills and knowledge they need to succeed.