In October, our Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) participated in the 4th Annual Chinese Legal Knowledge Competition hosted by the Calgary Chinese Community Services Association(CCCSA)’s Law & Advocacy Program. The competition involved 50 seniors from the community and three seniors representing the CISP won first place in the competition. The awards were presented by the MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills Jamie Kleinstueber. CCCSA organizes this competition annually in order to educated seniors about the legal system in Canada.
In October, Immigrant Services Calgary’s seniors program hosted the 8th Annual National Seniors Day celebration in collaboration with the City of Calgary and Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association at the Kerby Centre. The event was very successful with over 300 community members in attendance.
Today, Immigrant Services Calgary’s employment team hosted a hiring event with Walmart Canada. It was a very impressive turnout. About hundred Immigrant Services Calgary’s clients showed up at this hiring event. They were interviewed, and many of them received job offers.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently published an infographic that shows the processing time of complete Express Entry applications is six months or less for 80% of cases. It shows, as of July 31, Canada has welcomed 170,000 newcomers through Express Entry program.
Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting its 2nd Virtual Career Fair on October 3 and 4, 2018 for residents living in Canada.
If you are looking for job, you can participate in our Virtual Career Fair online. You can apply for jobs and communicate directly with HR Recruiters and Managers.
The fair will feature 30+ national and multinational companies offering 1000+ job opportunities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Opportunities will be available in urban and rural areas.
On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s general minimum wage will be increased to $15.00 an hour. Minimum wage is the lowest amount that can be paid to an employee by law. In Alberta, employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage. Minimum wage is the same for adults, liquor servers, adolescents, youth and disabled people.
The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is the public school board in Calgary. Most of CBE schools follow the traditional calendar. Their classes start on September 4, 2018. School on the traditional calendar open for registration August 30. Classes start at modified calendar schools on August 16, 2018. For more information, you can visit CBE’s website.
Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) hosted the Bridgeland Summer Block Party and Soccer Tournament last week. More than 200 people were in attendance, most from the Ethiopian and Eritrean community in Calgary, as well as residents from the Bridgeland Calgary Housing complex nearby. A BBQ meal and snacks was provided, as well as information about community resources, facepainting and kids activities.
This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a networking event – Power Breakfast for professionals in the field of finance, HR, accounting, and supply chain. It was a great success with over 60 participants, and opportunities for newcomer professionals to build up their local network with professionals in their field.
A big thank you to all of our clients and corporate partners who made it out bright and early!
This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary was honoured to host Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, who made an announcement regarding improvements to the family reunification process on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
In 2019, the Government of Canada will accept up to 20000 applications for sponsorship of parents and grandparents. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at 5000 applications.