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Halifax offers real advantages for international students interested in living and working in Halifax. 

The Partnership offers programs and services for immigrants, international students and employers including the Halifax Connector Program and the Employer Support Program. We also act as a Community Identified Organization for the “Community Identified” stream of the Provincial Nominee Program. 

We work closely with business, government, universities and colleges, and not-for-profit and business agencies to help newcomers grow their local networks, improve their job search, and successfully settle in Halifax. 

Immigration and Community Resources 

  • Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services (ISIS) provides a range of services to newcomers including Work in Nova Scotia (WINS) and a variety of other programs and services to support internationally-educated professionals prepare for and integrate successfully into the Nova Scotia.
  • Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) develops and/or delivers multicultural programs and acts as a clearing house for multicultural issues, information and consulting services.  
  • Cultural Health Information and Interpreting Service (CHI-IS) helps improve communication between people from various cultural backgrounds and health service providers by delivering accurate, impartial and confidential interpretation. The office can be reached at 425-5532.
  • Nova Scotia Office of Immigration works with the federal government to promote immigration to the province. Through the provincial nominee program, immigrants are welcomed based on the real needs of Nova Scotia and are encouraged to settle here from around the world.
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) links immigration services with citizenship registration, promotes the unique ideals all Canadians share, and helps build a stronger Canada. The department welcomes immigrants, foreign students, visitors, and temporary workers who enhance Canada’s social and economic growth.
  • YMCA Immigrant Programs help Canadian immigrants settle into their new homes in Halifax and to help the mainstream population understand the issues and barriers newcomers face while adjusting and adapting to a new language, culture, climate and community, while maintaining their own.
  • Newcomers’ Club is a non-profit organization for women and men who are new to the Halifax area within the last two years and who wish to meet new friends, network and take part in many different activities.
  • EduNova is an association of universities, community colleges, secondary schools and private training organizations in Nova Scotia. For students who want to study in Canada, EduNova offers easy access to information and contacts for all kinds of exciting learning opportunities.
  • helps individuals find the right university, college, career college, language school, secondary (high) school or elementary school in Canada.
  • Foreign Credentials Referral Office is part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help internationally trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly.
  • Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials advises individuals on what they need to do to have their credentials assessed and recognized in Canada, and refers them to appropriate institutions and organizations for specific assistance.
  • Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens.
  • FUSION Halifax works to capture the voice, spirit and engagement of 20-40 year olds in shaping the future of our great city. It brings together people in all sectors of our community to inspire active citizenship, create dynamic networks, develop new friendships and generate great ideas in everything from business, to arts and culture to sustainable communities.
  • Nova Scotia's Official Tourism Website
  • Destination Halifax is the dedicated tourism marketing organization of the Halifax Regional Municipality

University and College Student Services

For more information, please contact:

Denise De Long
Project Manager
Connector Program