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.


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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.

Where to mark Remembrance Day in Calgary

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Remembrance Day is observed by Commonwealth Nations, including Canada, on November 11th. In Canada, many people will wear a red poppy in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day and observe a moment of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate those who have died in war. The red poppy was inspired by the poem …

Deloitte Impact Day 2017 – Networking Event

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Over 53 professional newcomer clients from Immigrant Services Calgary participated in our annual networking event with Deloitte professionals. This year’s topic is “Tools to help you in your job search”. During the event, Deloitte staff shared their insights and experiences about the Canadian work culture, job search techniques, interview skills, resume writing, and work search process in Canada. Participants also …

November is Financial Literacy Month

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November is Financial Literacy Month! This year’s Financial Literacy Month’s theme is “Take charge of your finances: It pays to know!” It encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to better manage their money and debit, including making a budget, have a savings plan and understanding their rights and responsibilities. Immigrant Services Calgary is also hosting a Financial Planning 101 workshop …

Regulated Occupations in Alberta

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As a newcomer to Alberta, the first step to working in your occupation is to find out if your occupation is regulated. In Alberta, some occupations are regulated, meaning there are legal requirements and restrictions which you have to meet work in that occupation. The Government of Alberta has compiled a list of regulated professions in Alberta, along with information …

Growing Canada’s Economic Future – Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history – IRCC

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November 1, 2017—Toronto, ON—For years, we’ve seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the Government of Canada’s historic multi-year immigration levels plan that will responsibly grow the number of permanent residents Canada welcomes annually. Beginning with 310,000 new permanent residents in …

Alberta Influenza Immunization Program 2017/18

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Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program is underway. Flu shots are free of charge to all Albertans six months of age and older, through Alberta Health Services’ clinics, pharmacies and physicians. It is recommended once a year for anyone older than 6 months with rare exception. To better arm yourself against influenza, it is also recommended: Cover your nose and mouth …

Remember To Change Your Clocks

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Daylight Saving Time (DST), or summer time ends this weekend, giving many an extra hour of sleep. Clocks will fall back one hour on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. In Canada, DST usually has been regulated by the provincial and territorial governments. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to save energy and make better use of …