Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia’s (ISANS) two-year project on Moving-Up Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women will be concluding this February.

ISANS is hosting a forum to share an overview of the project, strategies for employers and human resources professionals to implement change, and ‘tools’ to help improve their workplace practices.

Professional immigrant women will speak about their experiences, and champion employers in the region will give testimonials and talk about their successes hiring and ‘moving up’ immigrant women.

The Forum will feature outcomes of the project including:

  • Recommendations on how to break down ‘barriers’ to professional immigrant women ‘moving up’ in their careers
  • The ‘tools’ and strategies employers need to improve hiring and advancement policies
  • ‘Best practices’ to make your workplace more diverse, inclusive and welcoming to immigrants

Together we can create opportunities for growth, development and support for immigrant women.

See the agenda below.

This event is FREE but seating is limited so please register ASAP!


8:00 to 8:30      MORNING REFRESHMENTS

8:30 to 8:45      Welcome and opening remarks

8:45 to 9:15      Introduction to the project

9:15 to 10:00     Panel 1 – Insights from Professional Immigrant Women – Professional immigrant women from private, government, post-secondary and health sectors talk about their personal experiences, focusing on successes and how they overcame the barriers.

10:00 to 10:15    Discussion and questions

10:15 to 10:30    NUTRITION BREAK

10:30 to 11:15    Panel 2 – Employers from private, government, post-secondary and health sectors share their experiences/best practices in hiring and promoting professional immigrant women. 

11:15 to 11:30     Questions and comments

11:30 to 12:00    Wrap-up and Call to Action

Click here for registration. 

If you have any questions please contact:

Carolyn Ferguson 

Coordinator Underemployed Professional Immigrant Women Project

cfferguson@isans.ca  | (902) 406-8854

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

Date(s) - 16/02/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm