Apply for a Job in Person (Walk-in Job Application)

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Some businesses such as fast-food restaurants, cafés, bakeries or retail stores accept in-person job applications. We also call this type of application “walk-in job application”. Doing walk-ins doesn’t mean you can just waltz into any store expecting to ace the interview and be hired on the spot. It happens, but before applying for a job in person, you need to …

Job Opportunities at CF Chinook Centre

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Chinook Centre is a large shopping mall located on Macleod Trail, north of Glenmore Trail about 5 km south of Calgary downtown. To reach the Chinook Centre, you just need to walk for three blocks from the Chinook C-Train station. If this location is close to where you live and you are currently looking for an entry-level job in retail …

New Legislation Introduced to Establish National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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The Government of Canada introduced a bill to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. This new national day aims to honour residential school survivors, their families and communities, ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. This is an important step forward in our path to reconciliation. Learn more …

Multilingual Homeowner Water Guide Fall Checklist

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Take actions to ensure that your home is safe and water-efficient! The City of Calgary has put up a simple Homeowner Water Guide Fall Checklist to help you protect your home from leaks and prepare your yard for fall and winter. The checklist is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Some of the reminders and tips you’ll …

Isolation Requirements for School

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When should children be isolated from school? How long should they stay at home? The Government of Alberta has added more information for parents about dealing with illness and isolation requirements. If a student show symptoms, use the following chart to find required actions: Symptoms Requirements – Fever – Cough – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – Runny nose …

Affordable Housing in Calgary

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Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but not everyone can afford one. Making sure people of all income levels has access to safe and stable housing will help create inclusive communities make Calgary a great place to live and work Calgary has more than 60 affordable housing partners working to provide safe and stable homes to …

New COVID-19 Vaccine Deal with AstraZeneca

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its COVID‑19 vaccine candidate. This agreement adds to those already reached with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna, which were made following the recommendations of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. With these agreements in place, the …

Can We Gather Indoors This Fall?

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The weather is becoming cooler these days. As we enter the final quarter of 2020, a couple of holidays are right around the corner. More and more people are asking the question, can we gather indoors this fall? The short answer is you can, but there are risks you need to keep in mind. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, …

Words that are Both Nouns and Verbs

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Some words take on double duty by serving as more than just one part of speech. In today’s “English Learning Tips for Newcomers”, let’s take a look at words that are both nouns and verbs! Nouns vs. Verbs Noun: a word that represents a person, place, thing or idea. Verb: a word that presents an action, state or occurrence. Words …