Articles tagged with: Newcomers’ Newsline
Recent changes in Canada’s immigration policy, including a focus on recruiting skilled workers that fit Canada’s labour needs, raise questions about the future of Temporary Foreign Workers in Nova Scotia. The federal government is looking to permanent residents and Canadian citizens, who are seasonal workers, to fill employment needs.
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centre at ISIS provides care for newcomer children from different countries and backgrounds. Here, children aged six months to five years are exposed to their first group experience, while their parents attend language and skills classes.
Communication for Healthcare Professionals is a class for internationally-educated doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists. Each week these professionals visit a new site to learn more about the healthcare system in Canada, exposing them to culture and language. Some of their observations were surprising, as they noticed differences from their home countries in volunteerism, gathering statistics, culture and the non-judgmental attitudes of Canadian healthcare professionals.
This year, at its Annual General Meeting, ISIS recognized The Prince George Hotel, The North End Community Health Centre (NECHC), and Sister Yvonne Pothier for their exceptional and innovative efforts in welcoming immigrants to Nova Scotia and assisting with their integration into the community.