Multilingual Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

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During the COVID-19 Crisis, the City of Calgary has many resources available to newcomers that are multilingual. Information related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus is available on the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership website found here: www.calgarylip.ca/covid19-resources. The resources are available in different languages for newcomers to better understand. Alberta Health Services has an online self-assessment tool is made for anyone who is …

Income Tax Deadline Extension

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On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures to help stabilize the economy during this time. One of the measures is flexibility for tax payers. “In order to provide greater flexibility to Canadians who may be experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canada Revenue Agency will defer the filing due date for the 2019 tax returns …

Self Isolation Information

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Self isolation can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It means that you will avoid any situations where you could potentially infect other people. Avoid public transportation, social gatherings, and any public gatherings. You can ask friends and family to drop off food or any other necessities. If you need to leave your home for an urgent errand, …

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates from Government of Alberta

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On March 15th, it was announced from the Government of Alberta that effective immediately: Student attendance at K to 12 schools is prohibited and in-person post-secondary classes are cancelled. All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs are closed indefinitely. New info for airline passengers, travellers, and employers The Government of Alberta said in-person post-secondary classes are …

2019 Income Tax Package

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If you filed on paper last year, you will receive through mail from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), an income tax package and the forms and schedules book by February 17, 2020. For extra copies of this package, you can visit Canada.ca/taxes-general-package. You can also order the Forms and Schedules Book at Canada.ca/get-cra-forms or call CRA at 1-855-330-3305. For more …

Visit from The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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On March 5, 2020, The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada visited Immigrant Services Calgary. ISC team had a productive discussion about many shared priorities including how to grow the francophone community in Alberta. We are excited to work together to innovate and make settlement easier for newcomers.

IRCC – Fraud Prevention Month 2020

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. There are many common types of immigration scams such as a person posing as a government official over the phone, fake emails, fake computer virus’, fake prizes and more. During fraud prevention month, it is important to go over information on the kinds of frauds newcomers need to watch out for and remain vigilant. Please …

Summer Camps in Alberta 2020

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Summer camps are great to keep children busy during the summer break time. They typically run in the months of July and August. In the PDF below, we have included summer camps in the Alberta area including cities such as Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, and much more. For summer camps in Calgary, please visit our previous post: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/02/28/summer-camps-in-calgary-2020/

Update: Special immigration measures expand to applicants in Iran and South Korea affected by the Novel Coronavirus

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To help impacted clients, the Government of Canada has expanded its special measures to applicants in Iran and South Korea. The special measures were first introduced on February 7, 2020 for applicants in China. An example of these special measures are clients who applied for visitor visa, study permit, work permit or permanent residence, but cannot complete the next steps …