Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Takes Off – Eleven Communities to Attract Newcomers to Support Middle-class Jobs

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Eleven rural and northern communities have been selected by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their forever homes. Claresholm in Alberta was selected as one of the communities to participate in this new innovative, community-driven model that will help fill labour gaps.

Getting prepared for emergencies – City of Calgary

Settlement ISC Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) plans and coordinates emergency services and resources during major emergencies and disasters. We also work with the community to provide emergency preparedness education to help citizens withstand an emergency or disaster. Understanding what the disaster risks are in Calgary and taking action to prepare before something happens will ensure you and your family stay safe until help arrives.

Government of Canada offering various Administrative Positions

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Updates

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada department of the Government of Canada is opening an inventory of various administrative positions across Canada (Calgary included). This inventory will be used to establish a partially or fully qualified pool of candidates which may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles, various security profiles, various tenures, using various staffing activities across Canada within Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.

World Refugee Day 2019

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Next Wednesday on June 19, 2019, ISC will be celebrating World Refugee Day at the Marlborough Community Association at 5:30 PM. Refugees make a valuable contribution to Canadian society and enhance our social fabric. We want to celebrate them! This event is open to all and will showcase the amazing talents, strength, and resilience of refugees who have made Calgary …

Canada to empower visible minority newcomer women

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website. June 6, 2019—Toronto, ON— Canada is making it easier for newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. This will help these women highlight their talents and experiences as they settle in Canada. Some newcomer women face multiple barriers trying to find work and get ahead …

Smoke from Northern Wildfires affects Calgary’s Air Quality

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Calgary registered a 10+ on the Air Quality Health Index, meaning it is a very high risk. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services warned symptoms of increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath due to the smoke from the northern wildfires. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease such as asthma, are especially at risk. To …