Chinatown Street Festival 2022

Lisa C. Community, Settlement News, Updates

Chinatown Street Festival 2022 will take place on August 20th, 2022. Free admission and family friendly. When and where: August 20, Saturday⁠, 11am – 7pm⁠ Calgary Chinatown – Centre Street / 3rd Avenue South 3 Avenue Southeast, Calgary Get ready to experience one of the most phenomenal cultural presence in the hearts of Calgary Chinatown. Hosted by the Calgary Chinatown …

Housing and Affordability Task Force Hiring Volunteers

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Volunteers

The Housing and Affordability Task Force is an exciting opportunity to bring together people who build, study and have experience living in different levels of the housing continuum, and use their experience and recommendations to improve our approaches to improving housing affordability and increasing access to affordable housing.  The City of Calgary is looking for individuals who: Work collaboratively in …

Over 17 Thousand Afghan Refugees Arrived in Canada Since August 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada as quickly and safely as possible. We developed several special programs and measures that reflect the long and enduring relationship we have with Afghans, and to protect some of the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan. 17,375 Afghan refugees have arrived in Canada, under all …

Alberta Government Designated September 1 as Alberta Day

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta became a province on September 1, 1905. In recognition of this anniversary and in celebration of our province’s unique spirit, culture and heritage, we have designated September 1 as Alberta Day. Alberta Day is a celebration of everything Alberta, from the past to the present. If you can’t get out to an event, celebrate your own way! Visit a provincial …

IRCC Gradually Resuming Express Entry Draws

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

Good news! Starting July 6, 2022, IRCC has gradually resumed inviting qualified candidates to apply for permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry (EE) – Useful Links Stay informed and updated: Sign up for Express Entry latest news Instructions that explain how the rounds …

Get Ready for Calgary Stampede 2022!

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement News, Updates

Calgary Stampede is coming back this summer 2022. Dust off your cowboy boots and gather around for a ten-day long celebration that has a rich history going back over 100 years! Did you know that the first Calgary Stampede was hosted in 1912? Learn more about Stampede History here: https://www.calgarystampede.com/heritage Find your free Stampede breakfast here: https://stampedebreakfast.ca/events/ Check out the …

Canada is Extending Current Border Measures for Travellers entering Canada

Lisa C. Health and wellness, Newcomer Information

On June 29, the Government of Canada extended current border measures for travellers entering Canada until at least September 30, 2022. You must continue to submit your mandatory travel information in ArriveCAN through the free app or web site. You can now save time at the airport by using ArriveCAN to answer customs and immigration questions before your flight lands in Canada. …

Celebrate Canada Day on July 1

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

July 1 is Canada Day. Take advantage of events happening in Calgary. Reconnect with your loved ones and your community and celebrate what makes you proud on Canada Day! From 10 am to 11 pm, head downtown for all events, including learning more about Indigenous culture and a full day of music, entertainment and fireworks.  Fort Calgary – Canada Day …

Celebrate Pride Month in Alberta!

Lisa C. Community, Settlement News, Updates

June is Pride Month, a celebration of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities and the progress we have made towards more equal rights for all people, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. Pride Month events in June across the province of Alberta from June 24 to June 30: Innisfail Pride Burlesque Pride Show – YYC Back Alley Pub 2022 Pride YMM Festival Panel: The …

Mandatory Mask Requirements Lifted in Alberta

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Province of Alberta has entered Step 3, the final phase of its removal of public health measures on June 14, 2022. Mandatory mask requirements were lifted. As of 11:59 PM on June 14, 2022, face coverings are no longer required while using Calgary Transit. Masking in Alberta Health Services and contracted health facilities has shifted to organizational policy. You may …