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.
Immigrant Services Calgary is helping Calgary Korean Health Advocacy Society to host the Calgary Korean Health Fair 2018 on Saturday, September 8. The event widely opened to public and all the services, information and activities will be focused on attaining better health through nutrition.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken great strides towards improving its clients’ service experience. A reduction in backlogs and processing times is a cornerstone of that work.
On August 13, 2018, the Minister of IRCC highlighted some of the substantial improvements that IRCC has made over the past year.
Environment Canada issued a heat warning for Calgary and southern Alberta. It says maximum daytime highs are forecast to exceed 29C until at least Friday, August 10, 2018.
Last week, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Youth Inclusive Program youth were invited by Trico Homes to learn about their summer student opportunities for 2019. The Vice President Human Resources of Trico Homes gave a presentation about what they look for in their hiring process, summer student positions, and work culture.
This past Friday, our Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) participated in their annual day trip to Banff National Park and Lake Louise. A total of 46 seniors enjoyed a guided tour of Banff Museum National Historic Site, a picnic lunch and spent the sunny afternoon walking and sightseeing.
Parks Canada is offering Learn-to Camp program across the country. The program is offered to families, participants will learn the camping basics and participate in different activities offered at the site.
Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to provide your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence. You can find out if you need to give biometrics by using the online tool provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).