• Ability Employers is a group of employers shaping Inclusive and Diverse Workplaces in Nova Scotia.
  • They offer professional development and networking opportunities for Nova Scotia employers and exploring options for increased funding for Ability Employers.
  • They share ideas about best practices in recruitment, support and retention and work towards the common goal of creating inclusive and diverse workplaces and cultures.
  • Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) offers a free 12-week English-learning program for immigrant employees to help them with on-the-job language skills (two 90-minute sessions per week).
  • Delivered by a qualified EAL instructor and encompasses speaking, listening, writing, reading and Canadian workplace culture.
  • Training can be completed in person or by distance.
  • The Professional Practice Program connects employers across Nova Scotia with skilled immigrant professionals.

The program is:

  • Flexible: Up to six weeks part or full-time depending on need.
  • Low Risk: All participants insured against injury at workplace.
  • Targeted: Individual skills matched with employer needs.
  • Career Focused: Participants are professionals with related education and skills.
  • No Strings Attached: No obligation to hire or pay – can be terminated by either party at any time.
  • This is an employer-facing program, providing assistance to employers hiring immigrants. They provide virtual and in-person workshops, presentations and discussions, drawing from wide ranging expertise and highly engaging approaches. Beyond the basics, they provide Intercultural assessments and practical steps to retain and benefit from our immigrant friends and neighbors.
  • This program increases your skills, knowledge and awareness of what is required.
  • Nova Scotia Works offers a FREE online guidance tool for creating a welcoming workplace.
  • Provides downloadable guides and templates to assist companies in keeping and managing valued employees in a diverse workforce.