February 15: National Flag of Canada Day

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National flag of Canada Day will be on February 15, 2019 this year. It is a day to celebrate Canada’s flag as a symbol that unites all Canadians and reflects the common values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Become a part of the Canadian Flag photo challenge and post your photos onto social media with the hashtag #CanadianFlag to show your pride in Canada’s national symbol.

Grandparent and Parent Sponsorship: After submitting the interest to sponsor form

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After submitting the 2019 interest to sponsor form, you will have received a confirmation number that can be used to check the status of your application. The next steps will be waiting to see if you have been invited to apply for the sponsorship. Invitations to apply will be sent in the same order that the interest to sponsor forms …

International Qualifications Assessment Service

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International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is an Alberta government service that helps people get recognition for education and training they received outside of Canada. It does assessments and issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to education standards in Canada. You can get this type of assessment if you have a formal academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate earned outside of Canada.

Income Tax Return Information Sessions

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Tax season is starting, Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting income tax return information sessions. Information on the types of income that are taxable, where to get taxes done free, how to prepare for a tax appointment and more will be answered at the session. There will also be a personal income tax return session where you can learn about taxable and nontaxable income, basic tax forms, and free income tax clinics and how to prepare for a tax appointment.

Calgary Police Services launch Operation Cold Start Initiative

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Calgary Police Services (CPS) have launched the third annual Operation Cold Start in hopes of tackling early morning car thefts happening throughout Calgary. On February 4, 2019, 7 vehicles were stolen because they were left unlocked with the keys inside of them. This initiative encourages everyone to never leave a vehicle running and unattended during cold winter mornings when warming up their vehicles. With temperatures dropping the last few days, CPS encourages everyone to stay with your running vehicle or install a remote starter.

Immigrant Services Calgary hosting 3rd Virtual Career Fair in March

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On March 13 & 14, 2019, Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting its 3rd Virtual Career fair for residents living in Canada. If you are looking for jobs and interested in establishing new connections, you are invited to join our Virtual Career Fair. This fair will be hosted online featuring national and multinational Canadian companies offering 1000+ job opportunities.

Calgary Green Line LRT Project Gets Green Light

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The new Green LRT Line will be extending from communities north of 16 Avenue through the downtown core to Shepard in the southeast. The Construction of Stage 1 is estimated to create more than 12,000 direct jobs and 8,000 additional jobs in supporting industries such as engineering, planning and administration.

Reminder: 2019 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program – Interest to Sponsor form will be open today

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Today at 10:00 AM MDT, the 2019 interest to sponsor form will be available on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website. You will need to submit this form in order to start the process of sponsoring parents or grandparents to Canada. As soon as IRCC receives enough submissions, the form will be no longer available.