Newcomer Support Program

The Newcomer Support Program is dedicated to assisting recent immigrants, refugees, and newcomers to Nova Scotia with free trainings, workshops, and courses to help them successfully settle into Canada.

Our large range of services cover finances, community involvement, health care, housing, employment, and more. Each workshop and course is made specially to help newcomer women, gender diverse people, and families, and ensure they receive the ongoing support they need during their transition.

Free Group Workshop and Training Topics:

  • Applying for tax credits and government benefits
  • Financial Literacy
  • Opening a bank account
  • Renting and home ownership
  • Tax clinics
  • Conversation based language classes
  • Grammar language classes
  • How to find a job in Canada
  • Life skills


  • Programs are for women, gender diverse people, and families.
  • Newcomers can be on any immigration pathway, such as a temporary-resident, refugee status, or permanent resident.

“I opened a Registered Education Savings Plan for each of my children and I’m saving money for them.


Register for an Upcoming Workshop or Training

To sign up for a training or workshop, please email:

Bukky Shogbamu (she/her) | Program Coordinator | (902) 210-2370

Extra Resources

“Find Your Way” is a guide to help you identify the necessary steps and procedures to
follow as you settle into your new home in Nova Scotia.

The guide was created by newcomers to Canada who have gone through the changes and experiences you may be facing. Download “Find Your Way” to learn what was important for them to know when they first arrived, the steps they took, and the lessons they learned to help make settling easier for others as they arrive in Nova Scotia.