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Join our free livestreams on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 (Atlantic), watch the recordings and learn daily expressions.

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About Us

Right Start Newcomer Services is a small business located in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) that is 100% focused on helping new Canadians learn English, make connections, and find success in Canada. 

With over 20 years of experience in English language instruction and settlement orientation, Right Start owner, Ian Shepherd has helped thousands of newcomers improve their English, make connections, and get the information they need to be successful.

Unlike many immigrant service providers in Canada, we do not receive any government funding. 

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Right Start Newcomer Services is a trusted teacher, resource, and supporter of new Canadians.

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