Resources for International Applicants 

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) 

ISANS works with newcomers to help them build a future in Canada and provides a wide range of services to immigrants, from refugee resettlement to professional programs, form family counseling to English in the workplace. 

Canadian Visa/Permit/Permanent Resident 

The Government of Canada website provides information for those who want to travel, study, work, or immigrate to Canada.  

The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF)
The AICLF is a micro-loan fund for internationally trained immigrants in Atlantic Canada.  Providing micro-loans to newcomers allows them to overcome financial barriers to upgrade their skills and obtain their license or certification so that they can:

  • Practice their occupation, regulated or unregulated
  • Find opportunities in field or a related field
  • Change career to adjust to the labour market needs

To learn more, take their eligibility test, apply, or discover successful applicant testimonials, visit


Internationally Educated Accountants Bridging Program (IEA)
This 6-month bridging program is a unique combination of a professional-specific communication course, a job search workshop and a paid, on-the-job competency assessment/job placement. Through highly practical classes and workshops, taught by experienced instructors from ISANS, participants will gain incomparable experience and be job-ready. Participants will also gain 12-week accounting work experience and have their competencies validated by an employer. Certification of completion will be awarded to graduates.