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Our settlement counselors can help you with:

  • Job searching
  • Finding a place to live
  • Language assessment
  • Daily life
  • Filling out forms and applications
  • Learning about government benefits and community resources
  • Other services

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VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 2018 (VCF 2018)


Immigrant Services Calgary hosted the online Virtual Career Fair 2018 (VCF 2018) on March 15 and 16, 2018 from 9am to 4pm Mountain Time on both days. The event was free for both professional newcomer jobseekers and employers, and was accessible online across Canada. 



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ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPDATES

Learn-to Camp program with Parks Canada
Parks Canada is offering Learn-to Camp program across the country. The program is offered to families, participants will learn the camping basics and participate in different activities offered at the site.
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Visiting Canada: Find out if you need to give biometrics
Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to provide your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence. You can find out if you need to give biometrics by using the online tool provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
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Old Age Security Benefits increase July 1
The Government of Canada has announced that the Old Age Security Benefit (OAS) has been increased as of July 1st 2018. According to its news release “a single senior receiving OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) with no other income may receive $1,728.84 more than in November 2015”.  The OAS program is the Government of Canada’s largest pension program. It is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. 
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YOUTH INCLUSIVE PROGRAM - SUMMER JOBS 101


The Youth Inclusive Program (YIP) is hosting a Summer Jobs 101 workshop for immigrant youth (ages 12-20) on Thursday June 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn new skills and understand the importance of finding employment. The event is open to all newcomer youth. 



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Online Citizenship Quiz

It took courage to move to a new country. Your decision to apply for citizenship is another big step. Test yourself by taking our online Canadian citizenship quiz.

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Online Quiz

Please note that the only official study guide for the citizenship test is “Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship”. It is free, and available at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s website.

Get ready to do your 2017 income tax and benefit return

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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WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

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VOICES OF CALGARY


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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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