Consent letter for children when travelling abroad

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In Canada, a consent letter is highly recommended when travelling abroad with children. This includes children travelling abroad alone, with only one parent or guardian, with friends or relatives, or a group. The letter should be signed by every non-accompanying person or organization with the legal right to make major decisions for the child including anyone with custody rights, guardianship …

Calgary selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

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Calgary has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as a part of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. This initiative will have 14 communities across Canada that will receive funding so they can create programs and support to help French speaking newcomers feel welcomed and integrated into the Francophone minority communities. This initiative will seek to enhance the vitality …

Income Tax Return Deadline 2019

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Income tax return deadline this year is on Monday, April 30th 2019. Immigrant Services Calgary is offering free income tax return clinics. If you are modest income and have simple tax situation, you can book an appointment with a settlement counselor to partake in the income tax return clinics. Book an appointment through

nPower: Free IT training program for young adults

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Those who are interested in a career in IT and also fall in the category of youth adults ages 18 – 29, nPower has a no-cost IT training and employment program. The nPower program teaches the fundamentals of IT with real world application and credentials. The program includes 16-week class instruction, 7-week paid internship, opportunity to earn industry recognized CompTIA …

March 2019 Virtual Career Fair

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Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a Virtual Career Fair last week. This was an online career fair that allowed job seekers to connect and chat with employers from many different companies. Throughout the day, online workshops were also delivered to provide information in regards to what certain companies look for in a candidate or what positions a company can offer for …

First Day of Virtual Career Fair 2019

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Today was the first day of the Virtual Career Fair hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary. We had 6 online workshops hosted by RBC, Bitwide, New Canadians, PCM Canada, S.I. Systems and Cintas. Newcomers were able to connect with employers, attend online workshops, ask questions and also apply for job opportunities.

International Women’s Day

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On March 8 every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide. This event celebrates women’s achievements and calls for gender equality. This day is about reflection, advocacy and action. For 2019, the campaign’s theme is #BalanceforBetter meaning they advocate for a more gender-balanced work environment, gender-balanced media coverage or gender-balanced government. Happy International Women’s Day!

33 New Transit Projects for Alberta

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The Government of Alberta has a new Alberta Community Transit Fund that will be used for things such as electric buses, light rail vehicles and a new LRT station that will help make public transportation a better choice for Albertans. “Projects include the purchase of 15 new Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) and 52 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses in Calgary, as well as a dedicated bus lane on Terwillegar Drive and 28 new electric buses in Edmonton.”

Red Deer College becoming a University

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Red Deer College’s request to become a university has received approval from the Government of Alberta. This name change transition will take several years to ensure that the institution is fully prepared, the degrees offered are meaningful, and the credentials offered to students are universally recognized.

Daylight Saving Time on March 10th 2019

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This coming Sunday March 10 2019, we will be moving our clocks forward one hour for daylight saving time. The annual routine of “spring forward” is to allow for an extra hour of daylight in Canada meaning we save an hour of electricity in return. Don’t forget to move your clocks an hour forward this weekend!