YIP Tales From Around the Globe

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The Youth Inclusive Program at Immigrant Services Calgary presents Tales from Around the Globe Community Fair!

Every newcomer youth has a story. Tell your story through film, music, dance, or writing! We are looking for immigration stories that match our theme of ‘A Colourful Life: Diversity in Canada’. Immigrant Services Calgary is giving away two $500 scholarships to youth who are willing to share their stories at the Tale from Around the Globe Community Fair on March 17, 2018.

Child and Family Benefits Calculator

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Do you want to know what child and family benefits you may be able to get and how many you may get? The Canada Revenue Agency provides an online child and family benefits calculator. The reliability of the results depends on the accuracy of information you input. Web link: Child and Family Benefits Calculator – CRA

Canadian Income Tax System

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People living in Canada pay taxes to support things like roads, schools, and healthcare. Taxes are also used to help people in need, such as low income families, students, seniors, or people with disabilities. Learn more about the Canadian Tax System.

2018 Tax Filing Season

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The Canada Revenue Agency has launched the 2018 tax filing season on February 26, 2018. Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2017 are due on April 30, 2018. If you or your spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, you have until June 15, 2018.

2018 Federal Budget

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Canada’s 2018 Federal Budget titled “Equality + Growth, A strong Middle Class” was released on Feb 27, 2018. One of its major themes is to boost productivity and adapt to changing demographics by bringing more women into the workforce. To learn more, read the full Budget Plan online.

Alberta Employment Standards Changes

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Alberta’s new Employment Standards Code came into effect on Jan 1, 2018. Changes affected unpaid job protected leaves, youth employment, daily breaks, general holiday pay, and overtime.

TAX PREPARATION CLINIC 2018

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Immigrant Services Calgary is offering free volunteer-led tax preparation clinics. Our Canada Revenue Agency community tax volunteers will complete simple tax returns for low income immigrants and convention refugees. For more information about the Tax Preparation Clinic, please see the poster below.

2017 Syrian Refugee Holiday Fun Event

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On Saturday, December 16, Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) was host to 96 Syrian Refugees (including 59 children) for a Family Holiday Fun Event. We had an excellent 93.5% turnout engaging in info-sessions, fun games, and food.