Pre-arrival services are free online or in person programs for individuals who received a Confirmation of Permanent Resident letter and live outside of Canada.
With the tax season starting soon in 2019, Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting income tax return information sessions. Information on the types of income that are taxable, where to get taxes done free, how to prepare for a tax appointment and more will be answered at the session.
In 2019, 20,000 sponsors for parents and grandparents to become permanent residents will be accepted. The re-opening of the parents and grandparents sponsor program will be opening late January 2019.
Sir John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and took part in drafting the Confederation and also the British North America Act. On January 11, activities and events are hosted in his honor and teachers and youth leaders often utilize this day to bring awareness to children about Canada’s first Prime Minister.
“Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program. Starting December 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same rule has applied to applicants from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since July …
Driving in winter in Alberta may be dangerous as the weather conditions often increase risks of accidents or collisions. There are a few precautions that may be taken in order to reduce driving risks.
We hope this new year will be fulfilling and full of successes. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.
The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan offers eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.
On December 18th 2018, we will be celebrating International Migrants Day. This day is to celebrate and remember the rights, contributions and needs of migrants worldwide. It is an occasion to reaffirm migration as a driving force for progress and development and to highlight the importance of global cooperation to ensure that migration is safe, orderly ad dignified.
The Government of Canada has French services available for French speaking newcomers to ensure easier settlement and integration.
There are French services that are Province specific that help French speaking newcomer’s settle in that region of Canada. There are also services that offer French newcomers economic integration services and tools prior to arrival. Additional French services can be utilized to find Francophone communities outside of Quebec or finding a job.
In Calgary, French newcomers can book an appointment with one of our French speaking settlement counselors at Immigrant Services Calgary or visit the Francophone Newcomers Centre.