Back to School 2018 – Calgary Board of Education

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is the public school board in Calgary. Most of CBE schools follow the traditional calendar. Their classes start on September 4, 2018. School on the traditional calendar open for registration August 30. Classes start at modified calendar schools on August 16, 2018. For more information, you can visit CBE’s website. 

Summer Block Party and Soccer Tournament

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) hosted the Bridgeland Summer Block Party and Soccer Tournament last week. More than 200 people were in attendance, most from the Ethiopian and Eritrean community in Calgary, as well as residents from the Bridgeland Calgary Housing complex nearby. A BBQ meal and snacks was provided, as well as information about community resources, facepainting and kids activities.

Power Breakfast Networking Event for Professionals

Settlement ISC Employment, Updates

This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a networking event –  Power Breakfast for professionals in the field of finance, HR, accounting, and supply chain. It was a great success with over 60 participants, and opportunities for newcomer professionals to build up their local network with professionals in their field. 

A big thank you to all of our clients and corporate partners who made it out bright and early!

ISC Hosted IRCC’s Ministerial Announcement Today – More Families to Reunite in Canada

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary was honoured to host Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, who made an announcement regarding improvements to the family reunification process on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

In 2019, the Government of Canada will accept up to 20000 applications for sponsorship of parents and grandparents. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at 5000 applications.

Calgary Korean Health Fair 2018 – Nutrition

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Immigrant Services Calgary is helping Calgary Korean Health Advocacy Society to host the Calgary Korean Health Fair 2018 on Saturday, September 8. The event widely opened to public and all the services, information and activities will be focused on attaining better health through nutrition.

Canada’s immigration system continues to innovate and deliver better service – IRCC

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

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.