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Deloitte Impact Day 2017 – Networking Event

Over 53 professional newcomer clients from Immigrant Services Calgary participated in our annual networking event with Deloitte professionals. This year’s topic is “Tools to help you in your job search”. During the event, Deloitte staff shared their insights and experiences about the Canadian work culture, job search techniques, interview skills, resume writing, and work search process in Canada. Participants also had the opportunity to network with Deloitte staff.

Regulated Occupations in Alberta

As a newcomer to Alberta, the first step to working in your occupation is to find out if your occupation is regulated. In Alberta, some occupations are regulated, meaning there are legal requirements and restrictions which you have to meet work in that occupation. The Government of Alberta has compiled a list of regulated professions in Alberta, along with information on regulatory organizations responsible for licensure in those occupations. The list and guides for some regulated occupations are available at:

Hiring Event at Immigrant Services Calgary on September 2, 2017

Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting a hiring event with Harmony Beef Company, LTD. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

During the event, the company will be recruiting for Skilled Rib Boners, Saw Operators, Chuck Boners, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Techs, Meat Trimmers, Skinners and Kill Floor Production Workers, Purchasing and Accounting.

For more information about the event, please visit the link.


Networking Event – Power Breakfast for Professionals

This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a networking power breakfast for professionals in the areas of Banking, Accounting and Supply Chain! It was a great success with over 60 participants, and opportunities for newcomer professionals to build up their local network with professionals in their field.

A big thank you to all of our clients and corporate partners who made it out bright and early!



Changes to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy

There are now more ways for Alberta businesses and workers to benefit from the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) training subsidy.

  • 100% of training cost covered for eligible unemployed hires (up to $15,000) with incremental training requirement waived
  • Sole proprietors can now train their employees using CAJG
  • Assistance on travel costs for small and medium-sized organizations (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100km one way

For more details please visit CAJG Application Guide

Source: Canada-Alberta Job Grant – The Government of Alberta

ISC Employment Team Helps Calgarians with Job Search

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment team was invited to attend a career fair at Foothills Alliance Church in Edgemont.  The event was hosted by Calgary Centre-North MP, Michelle Rempel. It aims to connect Calgarians with agencies that help people get employed. Our employment team provided job search support and employment skill information to attendances. You can also find the team on Global New and CTV News. Below are the links:

CTV News:  Career experts help Calgarians with job search

Global News: Determination, patience are key for Calgary job seekers: career coach





Source: CTV News Calgary

Budget 2017 helps newcomers get their credentials recognized and find jobs more quickly

Government of Canada helps newcomers put their skills to work in Canada faster
April 6, 2017                    Vancouver, BC                       Employment and Social Development Canada
Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s ambitious plan to make smart investments that will grow our economy and provide more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it. Helping people, including internationally trained newcomers, find good, well-paying jobs, is part of that plan.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the Government will introduce a new Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers. The Strategy will help internationally trained newcomers to our country find jobs that match their skills and experience.
Newcomers to Canada often face challenges in getting their credentials recognized so that they can find work. The Government’s new Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers will reduce barriers to employment and support newcomers as they put their skills to work in the Canadian economy.
Newcomers will benefit from three new measures: improved pre-arrival supports to help them start the foreign credential recognition process before arriving in Canada; a loan program that will help them with the costs of having their foreign credentials recognized, such as licensing exams, training, travel and skills upgrading; and a new pilot project to test innovative approaches to help newcomers get Canadian work experience.
Budget 2017 proposes to commit $27.5 million over five years, starting in 2017–18, and $5.5 million per year thereafter for the new Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers.
As part of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan, Budget 2017 also encourages lifelong learning; supports retraining and skills upgrading for Canadian workers, especially those from underrepresented groups, such as youth, Indigenous Peoples and women; and works with provinces and territories to help more Canadians find and keep good jobs.

Taken together, these investments reflect the Government of Canada’s belief in creating a real and fair chance at success for everyone, ensuring that Canada’s best days lie ahead.

Source:Budget 2017 helps newcomers get their credentials recognized and find jobs more quickly – Employment and Social Development Canada

In-TAC 2nd Virtual Career Expo – March 23 to 25, 2017

The In-TAC Pre-Arrival Services for New Immigrants has invited Canadian employers from across the country to provide job opportunities of IT, Finance/Accounting, Engineering, HR, Administration, Supply Chain, and etc. at various locations in Canada. Registration of the event has been opened to all immigrants and international students who can work legally in Canada at

For more information about Immigrant Services Calgary’s Pre-Arrival Services please visit the link.

Voices of Calgary “Globally inspired – Locally Hired”

Voices of Calgary is a new campaign recently launched by Immigrant Services Calgary, funded by the Government of Alberta.

This campaign recognizes the vast global talent readily available within the Canadian talent pool, and also advocates for equal opportunity for Calgary’s Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) in the local labor market. This is the motivation behind the campaign’s slogan – “Globally inspired – Locally Hired“.

The campaign carries out its mission by empowering ITPs with a voice to share their journeys toward re-establishing their careers in Canada, as well as spotlighting employers who are active in providing equal opportunities for ITPs.

Join us as we spotlight a local employer or ITP story, and share how individuals and companies are making contributions to our local communities through global talents!

This week we have GKD Industries Ltd. who provides products and machining services focused on Well Stimulation, Wireline and Flow Control Equipment for the oil and gas industry. The founders believe that diversity means opportunities for all and finding the best candidate for the job, regardless of where they come from.

Watch their whole interview: