This section provides resources to help immigrants begin the immigration process, and find information about working and living in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Office of Immigration - find all the information you need to begin the process of immigrating to Nova Scotia.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) - visit for information on coming to Canada as a visitor, temporary worker, student, immigrant, or refugee.
Canadian Immigration Integration Project - provides overseas orientation helping immigrants find the right job faster and employers access immigrant talent.
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) - collects, organizes, and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications.
Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED) - an organization devoted to helping people discover and use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to become self-reliant.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - information on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia - offers services that include employment counselling, career exploration, advice on international qualifications recognition, English for work, bridging programs and help with starting a business. Pre-arrival assistance is also available through Nova Scotia Start.
Living in Nova Scotia: A Guide for Immigrant Women - is an online guide for women who have moved to Nova Scotia from other countries.
Metro-Region Association for Immigrant Language Services - offers many free services throughout Nova Scotia.
MLS.ca - Look into property in Nova Scotia on mls.ca. MLS is not a government website, but you may find it helpful in exploring real estate options.
Nova Scotia Start - offers information and support to: develop your communication skills, settle into your new community, work in Nova Scotia, and provides information on how to qualify to work in your field.
Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres - there are centres located across the province that can provide assistance.
Pathways to Licensure - for immigrants who work in regulated occupations that require a license, certificate, or registration to practice, ISANS has developed pathways to licensure profession specific flow-charts.
Rural Newcomer Navigation Initiative - providing a central location where newcomers in the regions of Antigonish, Guysborough, and the Strait-Highlands area can obtain information related to immigrant and settlement needs.