Reminder: Income Tax Deadline is April 30 2019

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This year the income tax return deadline is Tuesday, April 30th. That means, you will have to file your return for 2018 on or before April 30, 2019. Remember to do this before the deadline or there CRA could charge interest, fees and penalties. If you still have not filed your income taxes, Immigrant Services Calgary is offering free income …

Record your trips outside of Canada

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If you are a temporary or permanent resident, it is a good idea to record down any trips outside of Canada by air, land or boat, including day trips to the United States. This is information that is required when you apply for a new Permanent Resident card and even when you apply for citizenship. The Government of Canada has …

Legal Clinics at ISC

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is hosting legal clinics in partnership with the Calgary Legal Guidance every fourth Thursday of the month at the ISC office from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer any questions for people who are permanent residents and Canadian citizens in regards to information and advice in Immigration Law. For any …

City of Calgary Civic Census

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The Civic Census is now available online and access codes have been delivered to residences across the city. The information you provide will be utilized to plan important City services such as fire and police protection, transit, roads and utilities. School boards, businesses and researchers also use this important data for decisions that impact your community. All the information collected …

Government’s plan to help Canadians find and keep good jobs

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Budget 2019 is the next step in the government’s plan to ensure middle class Canadians will benefit from Canada’s economic growth. This action plan includes helping more Canadians find affordable housing, prepare them for well-paying jobs, helping them retire with confidence and allowing them to be able to afford the prescription drugs they need. On March 22 2019, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification highlighted how investments in Budget 2019 will help Canadians find and keep good jobs in a rapidly changing job market and the increasingly competitive global economy.

March is Fraud Prevention Month

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March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. Newcomers and immigrants can be targets for fraud such as advertisements promising work permits or guaranteeing high-paying jobs in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be raising awareness of the different types of immigration fraud, how to recognize scams and fraudulent website, how to properly choose an immigration or citizenship consultant and how to report fraud.

Consent letter for children when travelling abroad

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In Canada, a consent letter is highly recommended when travelling abroad with children. This includes children travelling abroad alone, with only one parent or guardian, with friends or relatives, or a group. The letter should be signed by every non-accompanying person or organization with the legal right to make major decisions for the child including anyone with custody rights, guardianship …

Calgary selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community

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Calgary has been selected as a Welcoming Francophone Community as a part of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages. This initiative will have 14 communities across Canada that will receive funding so they can create programs and support to help French speaking newcomers feel welcomed and integrated into the Francophone minority communities. This initiative will seek to enhance the vitality …

Income Tax Return Deadline 2019

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Income tax return deadline this year is on Monday, April 30th 2019. Immigrant Services Calgary is offering free income tax return clinics. If you are modest income and have simple tax situation, you can book an appointment with a settlement counselor to partake in the income tax return clinics. Book an appointment through https://settlementcalgary.com/booking/

nPower: Free IT training program for young adults

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Those who are interested in a career in IT and also fall in the category of youth adults ages 18 – 29, nPower has a no-cost IT training and employment program. The nPower program teaches the fundamentals of IT with real world application and credentials. The program includes 16-week class instruction, 7-week paid internship, opportunity to earn industry recognized CompTIA …