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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.
The City of Calgary will be re-opening playgrounds starting Friday, May 29 instead of June 1. This was changed to be earlier so that Calgarians can take advantage of the warm weather forecast. Timeline: It will take approximately 4 busin...
“Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary” is offering five bursaries at $2,000 each to support immigrant women in reaching their career goals. To apply for this bursary, you must meet these requirements: be an immigrant w...
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the income tax deadline has now been extended to June 1 for T1 individuals, and the June 15 filing deadline for T1 self-employed individuals (sole-proprietors). Please note that if the 2019 tax return is not ...
In case you haven’t heard about the Green Line, it is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line and largest infrastructure investment to date. The Green Line is not only an exciting addition to the Calgary Transit System, it will ...
It’s been a challenging time for everyone since March. As Calgary reopens gradually, a lot of us are still practicing social distance by staying at home as much as possible. If you are a newcomer with a disability or you care for a fam...
During this time of social distancing and staying at home, it may seem like there aren’t many things to do. But there are many positive and fun things that are still happening in Calgary that you can participate! The City of Calgary has ...
Calgary City Council has recently voted to pass the Prohibited Business Bylaw No. 20M2020. This bylaw bans the practice and promotion of conversion therapy. What is Conversion Therapy? Conversion therapy is dangerous, harmful and unscien...
The City of Calgary offers a variety of services and programs to the public but not all are available or open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, let’s go through the most recent update by the City and see what services and facilities...
Paramedic Services Week is May 24 to 30. This week celebrates and appreciates the front line workers of Canada’s healthcare system. More than 40,000 paramedics and communications officers stand ready to help Canadians in need. “Day in an...
Whether you are in social or work environments, you don’t just want to be heard you want to be truly listened to. When somebody is listening to you, is he/she actually listening? How you know that you are being listened to? Active listening is a critical soft skill that builds strong relationships and it can play an important role in helping you get ahead in your career, and is a skill that can be acquired and developed with a little patience and practice.
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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.
VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 2020
Immigrant Services Calgary hosted 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”.