New investment in the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia to provide pre-arrival services for newcomers

2023 June 27

Halifax, NS—Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives in Canada before they arrive, which helps them successfully transition to their communities and find work faster.

On behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration, Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, today announced an investment of nearly $6.8 million in the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) to help deliver important pre-arrival services to new immigrants. This is part of overall settlement funding extensions that were announced on May 11, 2023.

This organization offers programs to help newcomers make informed decisions and begin their settlement process, including employment preparation, to arrive better prepared to integrate into their new community.

Investments in pre-arrival services and organizations like ISANS are investments in the newcomers and families joining Canada’s diverse communities, and help them grow while strengthening Canada’s economy.