Get Started at IS2NS

Meet with an intake worker

An Intake Worker will:

  • Welcome and register you
  • provide settlement information
  • discuss your needs for settlement
  • develop a plan with you
  • refer you to programs and services at IS2NS and in the community
  • sign you up for the Introduction to Nova Scotia program

Discuss your language needs

English Language Testing

After you register with IS2NS, if you need language training, we can help you make an appointment with a Language Assessment service to assess your language skills.

Decide which programs are best for you

Language Training

After you have an English language test, the Language Counsellor will help you identify your language goals.  The Language Counsellor will help you choose the training that meets your needs. IS2NS offers language training on-site as well as distance and online programs.


An Employment Specialist can help you identify your career goals and suggest programs that will help you meet your objectives. Employment Specialists can help you research your field, develop and revise resumes and cover letters, determine the pathway to licensure in your field or profession, and learn more about and practice job search and interview skills.

Business Development

Business Counsellor will help you identify the supports and training you need for reaching your goals and growing your business in Nova Scotia. IS2NS offers business-related training on-site as well as online.

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