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. - Look into property in Nova Scotia on  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 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.

Working in Canada - can help you get ready for the challenges of finding a job.