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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

Canada’s immigration system continues to innovate and deliver better service - IRCC
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken great strides towards improving its clients’ service experience. A reduction in backlogs and processing times is a cornerstone of that work. On August 13, 2018, the Minister of IRCC highlighted some of the substantial improvements that IRCC has made over the past year. 
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A new way forward for some immigration application processing times - IRCC
On July 31, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began using an improved method to estimate processing times for some new permanent residence applications.
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Canada expands its biometrics screening program - IRCC
The Government of Canada is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians and to the integrity of our immigration system. On July 31, 2018, all nationals from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East are required to provide biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) if they are applying for a Canadian visitor visa, a work or study permit, or permanent residence.
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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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