Medical Exception Letter Required for Those Unable to Wear A Mask

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Effective May 13, 2021, to verify that someone has a medical condition that makes them unable to wear a mask, they will require a medical exception letter from a health professional. This approach is being used in Saskatchewan, Quebec & Manitoba. This change meant to ensure anyone capable of wearing a mask complies with this important public health measure intended …

Pathway to PR for Families of Canadian Victims of Two Airlines Flight Tragedies

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A new public policy offers a pathway to permanent residence for eligible families of Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedies. The policy applies to individuals who are currently in Canada and whose relatives were Canadian citizens, permanent residents or foreign nationals found eligible on their permanent residence application. Eligible families of …

Eid Mubarak!

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Eid Mubarak to those who are celebrating! Have a blessed feast today with your loved ones to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr last night on May 13, 2021: “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr and mark …

Talent Pool Virtual Job Fair

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Talent Pool is hosting a virtual job fair to help connect job seekers with hiring employers and recruiters from essential industries including hospitality retail financial construction and more! When: May 19th, 2021, 10:00am to 2:00pm Where: http://talentpooljobfair.com. Register to attend today!

Consume Alcohol Responsibly in Designated Parks

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Responsible alcohol consumption will be permitted in designated parks this summer starting June 1, but only at select picnic tables that are clearly marked by this sign: As of May 25, you can book a table in advance; otherwise tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please drink responsibly, adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and be respectful of other …

Get Prepared for the Flood Season

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Since the 2013 flood, the City of Calgary has taken steps to reduce the city’s risk of flooding by 50 per cent! But we can’t prevent flooding entirely, because it can happen quickly with little warning. That’s why it’s important that Calgarians are ready too. You are encouraged to do the following and get your prepared for the flood season: …

Update on Temporary Pathways to PR stream for International Students Now Closed

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On May 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) launched a new pathway to permanent residence for eligible essential workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution. Recent update on this new pathway: The application stream for international students who graduated from a Canadian institution has reached its limit and is now closed. The 3 dedicated streams for French-speaking or bilingual …

Beware of the Grandparent Scam

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What is a Grandparent Scam? A Grandparent Scam is also called a “Grandchild” in Need Scam. This is a type of scam that targets older adults who have grandchildren. Scammers that run Grandparent scams exploit seniors’ love for their grandchildren. How does a Grandparent Scam work? Scammers’ goal is to separate seniors from their money. The victim usually gets a …