Settlement Services in Calgary

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

In Calgary, there are immigrant serving agencies that offer settlement services to newcomers. These services are free for eligible newcomers and are often available in many languages. Agencies that offer settlement services aim to help newly arrived immigrants adjust to their new life in Canada. Settlement services can include: Job searching Finding a place to live Language assessment Filling out …

Windmill Microlending Announces New Mentorship Program

Settlement ISC Community, Employment

To better support people in achieving professional success, Windmill Microlending has launched a new Mentorship Program. The program will help mentees navigate the Canadian labour market and provide necessary skills and tools to help them find employment that matches their skills, experience and education.

Book Launch: A Colourful Life

Settlement ISC Community, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Updates

On August 9th 2019, Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) hosted a book launch celebration. The Honourable Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing, also attended this celebration and presented the signature ceremony and book presentation. The book, titled “A Colourful Life”, is collection of poems and stories written by immigrant seniors from the creative writing class for seniors at ISC. This book is a result of a collaboration between ISC and Mount Royal University. Over 12 weeks, professors and students from Mount Royal and immigrant seniors worked together to write and craft stories about the topic of home.

New programs to help newcomer settlement and integration

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has selected 824 projects to deliver high quality services to newcomers across Canada. The projects selected include: Language training and workplace-based language instruction to help newcomers settle and gain relevant skills  Employment services that foster the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and engage private sector employers Support for French speaking newcomers Support for vulnerable populations …

“It’s Not Right!” – Elder Abuse Bystander Training

Settlement ISC Community

Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting a one day “It’s Not Right!” workshop on October 16, 2019. “It’s Not Right!” presenters will be trained to teach community members of all ages to recognize the warning signs of abuse, how to respond safely and supportively, and where to find help for older adults who are at risk. Individuals who are interested …

Apply for the GST/HST Credit

Settlement ISC Community, Finance, Updates

The Goods and Services/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST credit) is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low and modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay.

Workplace communication training for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

Immigrant Services Calgary’s Advanced Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace (ALES) will be hosting a free 10-week course for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada. Those who have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician may be eligible. In this course, you will receive training in oral and written communication, and …

Increase in Canada Child Benefit

Settlement ISC Community, Finance, Updates

Starting in July 2019, the Canada Child Benefit is increasing. The maximum annual benefit has increased to $6,639 per child under the age of 6 and to $5,602 per child age 6 to 17. This will give parents more money each month to keep up with the cost of living, as well as help them provide for their kids.

Creating Language-rich Environments

Settlement ISC Community, Newcomer Information, Uncategorized

The Talk Box from the Government of Alberta was created to help guide parents in creating language rich environments and encourages learning a second language. It has everyday tips, information on what to expect in speech and language development and information and when and where to get help.