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Canada to Extend Work Permits for International Graduates to Address Labour Shortage
Employers in Canada are experiencing unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need for economic recovery and growth. In response to this, Government of Canada has announced that foreign nationals with recently e...
Canada invests $1.1M to support Tech Connect program for racialized newcomer women in Metro Vancouver
The Canadian Government is committed to ensuring that all women and girls have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, including those who face unique challenges such as racialized newcomer women. To support their employmen...
Canada Opens New Application Processing Centre in Manila to Boost Immigration in Indo-Pacific Region
Canada has announced the opening of a new application processing centre in Manila, Philippines, as part of its Indo-Pacific Strategy to foster ties between Canadians and the region. The new centre, located within Canada’s Embassy in Mani...
Canada Announces New Measures to Support Iranian Temporary Residents
Canada has announced new measures to support Iranian temporary residents in the country. The measures, effective March 1, 2023, will make it easier for Iranians to extend their temporary status in Canada and to move between temporary str...
In 2022, Canada Welcomed the Highest Number of Francophone Newcomers Since 2006
In 2022, Canada achieved its target of 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec. This is a significant jump of 3.02% (from 1.38% to 4.4%) between 2006 and 2022. These Francophone newcomers contribute to the development of Canadi...
Canada extends and expands the open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong
On February 6, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that Canada is extending and expanding the open work permit program for eligible Hong Kong residents. Canada is extending the d...
Caregivers to Benefit from Reduced Work Experience Requirements and Pathways to Permanent Residence in Canada
On February 10, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced significant changes to the caregiver program. Effective April 30, 2023, the amount of work experience required in Canada for a caregiver to qualify for p...
Changes to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Will Attract Global Talent
The Alberta Government is updating the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) to attract more newcomers. AAIP is an economic immigration program that allows Alberta to nominate qualified workers for permanent residency. Alberta’s...
In today’s English Idioms for Newcomers, let’s take a look at this expression: “cutting corners”. What does “cutting corners” mean? “Cutting corners” means: Doing something poorly in order to save time or money Examples: ...
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 of 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 in-demand languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Spanish, and Tigrinya), and are intended to inform newcomers about practical information and resources that are helpful to start a new life in Alberta.
What is the Fair Entry Program?
What is the Fair Entry Program? Fair Entry Subsidy will allow eligible Calgarians to access subsidized programs and services. The process assesses your income eligibility for multiple city programs. You may qualify for individual programs such as a Recreation Fee Assistance and Calgary Transit Low Income Transit Pass Program or household programs such as Property Tax Assistance Program, Seniors Services Home Maintenance Program or No Cost Spay Neuter Program.
VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 2022
Immigrant Services Calgary hosted its fourth Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on October 17 & 18, 2022. 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.