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- Job searching
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- Language assessment
- Daily life
- Filling out forms and applications
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- Other services
Alberta Newcomers: How-To & Smart Tips Video Series
The “Alberta Newcomers: How-To & Smart Tips Video Series” is an innovative new video project launched by Immigrant Services Calgary and funded by the Government to Alberta, that involves the publication of a series of easy to understand, scenario-based settlement information videos.
These videos are available in simple English, with subtitles translated into the top 6 languages in demand (Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Spanish, and Tigrinya), and are intended to inform newcomers about practical information and resources helpful to start a new life in Alberta.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the coronavirus that was recently discovered and named. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the disease through these ways: when the sick person coughs or sneezes when you shake hands with the s...
The City of Calgary has recently announced changes to the collection schedules for blue, black and green carts. Normally in April, the collection of the green cart (for composting) would be switched to a weekly basis instead of bi-weekly...
The Government of Alberta has a webpage for COVID-19 resources in multiple languages. The webpage is updated frequently with documents of resources not only from the Government of Alberta, but also the Government of Canada. An example of...
The City of Calgary has a webpage full of at-home activities to keep children and families connected, engaged, and active, especially during this time where staying at home is encouraged. Examples of these activities are: Nature Inspired...
The Calgary Arts Development Short-Term Artist Relief Fund Program is a temporary one-time program to help address some of the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists in Calgary. “This fund is intended to support artists an...
If you have any questions about: Matters with an urgent deadline, e.g. Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) notification, Removal Order (Departure, Exclusion, Deportation) Scheduled immigration hearings, e.g. Refugee Protection Division, R...
When a newcomer comes to Canada, often times the first document they will apply for is a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, newcomers would need to go to a Service Canada Office to apply for this card, but the a...
The COVID-19 pandemic is a situation that can be unsettling and can cause a sense of loss of control. It is normal for people and communities to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. Some common feelings may include: Fear of b...
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) supports Canadians by providing a payment of $2,000 for a 4 week period (equivalent to $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks for those who are eligible. Applications for the CERB will begin the week...
The Elder Abuse Prevention – Bystander Training Program
A project of Immigrant Services Calgary, aims to increase elder abuse awareness and prevention in ethnic communities in Calgary. “It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families for Older Adults” (INR) presentations are offered to teach community members of all ages to recognize the warning signs of abuse, how to respond safely and supportively, and where to find help for older adults who are at risk. Participants will learn the important values in Canada which have positive impacts on the well-being of older adults.
For more information, please visit https://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/elder-abuse-prevention. To book a presentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.705.3439.
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.
VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 2020
Immigrant Services Calgary will host its fourth Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on March 11 & 12, 2020. The event is free for professional newcomer job seekers and will be accessible online across Canada. At the Virtual Career Fair, you will be able to interact with recruiters and employers, apply for jobs and get more information on the careers available in Canada.
YOUTH INCLUSIVE PROGRAM
The Youth Inclusive Program (YIP) serves immigrant youth ages 12-20 throughout the city of Calgary. The YIP helps newcomers learn about Calgary through mentorship, community engagement, skill-building, field trips and social activities.
VOICES OF CALGARY
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”.