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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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPDATES


February 28, 2020Community

Summer Camps in Calgary 2020

Summer camps are a great way to keep your children busy during the summer break. Many institutions are holding summer camps throughout the months of July to August, with some even providing free childcare before and after the programming...

February 25, 2020Community

Women’s Wellness Fair 2020

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting the 3rd annual Women’s Wellness Fair, in celebration of the International Women’s Day, at the Central Library. Starting at 11:00 AM with a free Zumba session, the even...

February 25, 2020Community

A Day In My Backyard #NewSkiAB

Guest Article Written By Alexandra Camelo R. Pictures by Dan Hudson As a Colombian the first thing you think when someone says Canada is SNOW. Winter means subzero temperatures, powerful winds, endless snow, crazy jackets, and all sorts...

February 24, 2020Newcomer Information

Happy Tax Season!

It is officially tax season, this year’s tax season deadline for most people is April 30, 2020. In preparation, you should gather everything you need to calculate your income and support any credits, deductions and expenses you’ll cl...

February 20, 2020Finance

RRSP Deadline Coming Up

An RRSP is “Registered Retirement Savings Plan”. You can set up an RRSP through a financial institution such as a bank, credit union, trust or insurance company. Your financial institution will advise you on the types of RRSP and the inv...

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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 vivianc@immigrantservicescalgary.ca or call 403.705.3439.

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WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

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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.

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.



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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.



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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”.

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