Invitations to Apply for 2020 PGP Program

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The interest to sponsor form was available on the IRCC website from October 13 to November 3, 2020. Since then, to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, IRCC has removed duplicate submissions randomly selected potential sponsors to invite them to apply Selected potential sponsors will be receiving invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program …

Rehabilitation Advice Line by AHS

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Are you recovering from COVID-19 and need rehabilitation advice? You can reach out to a clinician and receive help through your recovery by calling 1-833-379-0563 (toll-free). Rehabilitation Advice Line is a free telephone service available for Albertans over 18, who’ve had An injury, An orthopedic (relating to the bones/muscles) surgery, or A neurological (relating to the nervous system) condition. If …

Update on COVID Cases in Alberta during the Holiday

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Many Albertans celebrated holidays in safe and responsible manners, and thanks to them new COVID-19 cases have been declining over the holidays. According to the COVID-19 information updated by the provincial government, from December 23 to December 27, new cases are dropping almost steadily on a daily basis, reaching only 459 cases on Boxing Day, December 26. The same variant …

What to Pay Attention to When Shoveling Snow

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The physical activity of shoveling snow can be demanding. Pay attention to the following to protect your health and safety when shoveling snow: Warm up. Consider snow shoveling as a workout. Stretch out for 5-10 minutes before heading out. Dress properly in thin and breathable layers and remember to wear gloves or mittens Don’t shovel right after a meal to …

Claiming Home Office Expenses

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Un message en français suivra. Employees who worked from home more than 50% of the time over a period of a least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to COVID-19 will now be eligible to claim the home office expenses deduction for 2020. A new temporary flat rate method will allow eligible employees to claim a deduction of $2 for …

Rapid Housing Initiative in Calgary

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Calgary will be receiving $24.6 million through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s Rapid Housing Initiative. The details have recently been announced. “We share the same goal as our partners at the Federal Government to house thousands of Canadians in need. This is a great first step but we cannot take our foot off the gas.” – Naheed Nenshi, Mayor …