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Immigrant Services Calgary is offering free volunteer-led tax preparation clinics. Our Canada Revenue Agency community tax volunteers will complete simple tax returns for low income immigrants and convention refugees. For more information about the Tax Preparation Clinic, please see the poster below.
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Increase in minimum age for employment in Alberta
Effective January 13 2019, the minimum age for employment in Alberta will be increasing to 13 years old. This will aid in protecting youth and aligning Alberta closer with international standards. Youth aged 12 and under may only be employed, with a permit, in artistic activities such as acting. These new rules do not apply to volunteers, contractors, youth employed on farms and ranches, or casual work such as babysitting or snow shoveling.
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Immigrant Services Calgary will host the online Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on October 3 and 4, 2018 from 9am to 4pm Mountain Time on both days. The event is free for both professional newcomer jobseekers and employers, and will be accessible online across Canada. 

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Looking for a job? Our employment services help immigrants and refugees find work to support themselves and their families. Our services include:

  • Employment counseling
  • Job readiness and workplace training
  • Mentorship
  • Workplace connections
  • Networking events
  • Career fairs

Many of our services are available both in-person and online. Book an appointment with us today!

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Voices of Calgary (VoC) is a local campaign that recognizes the global talent right here in our city!

VoC’s mission is to support equal opportunity in the local labor market for Calgary’s internationally trained professionals (ITPs). This is the motivation behind the campaign’s slogan “Globally Inspired – Locally Hired”. 

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Unemployment rate in Calgary
September 2018 - Alberta Labour Force Statistics
Unemployment rate in Alberta
September 2018 - Statistics Canada
Unemployment rate in Canada
September 2018 - Statistics Canada


Job Searching Safety Tips

Any banking or personal information will not be asked by legitimate Canadian job ads.

Do not provide your personal or sensitive information in your resume or in interviews, for instance, Social Insurance Number,  date of birth, marital status, driver’s license number, health card number, any banking or financial information, and money deposit.


Jobs from Calgary and area

Jobs displayed are from third-party sources and have not been vetted by Immigrant Services Calgary. Please use your judgement to determine if the job offerings are safe and suitable for you.

Regulated Professions & Alternative Careers

Regulated Professions

Some occupations and trades are regulated in Alberta, which means you have to get a license to work in these professions.

Where to find information?

You can find a list of some regulated occupations in Alberta on Also the Alberta Learning and Information Service (ALIS) has more information about licensure requirements for regulated occupations.


Alternative Careers

To work in a regulated profession, it may take some time to register with a professional regulatory, however you may want to work in a non-regulated occupation that is in your professional field.

Alternative Careers

Click the button below to see some alternative options and choices to consider:

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