Plan safety procedures this long weekend

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Albertans are reminded to drive safe and sober during the Canada Day long weekend (June 29 – July 1). The Government of Alberta is joining traffic safety advocates and emergency response organizations to recognize Impaired Driving Awareness Month during July. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts many people at risk. It can also be a reason to lose Permanent Resident Status in Canada. Plan ahead this long weekend and make smart choices. If you consume drugs or alcohol, do not drive and make alternative travel plans.

Celebrate Citizenship this Canada Day

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Canada Day this year is on July 1, 2019, every year there
are citizenship ceremonies that take place across Canada to welcome our newest
Canadians. There will be 42 citizenship ceremonies this year on July 1.

Canada Day is a time to celebrate and be proud of this
country. Canadians are encouraged to attend these citizenship ceremonies in
their town or city, it is an opportunity for everyone who attends to repeat the
Oath of Citizenship and express their commitment to Canada!

2019 World Refugee Day celebration

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

On June 19, Immigrant Services Calgary, in collaboration with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Immigrant Support Society hosted a World Refugee Day celebration at the Calgary Marlborough Community Association.  The event was very successful and included multicultural booths, dance performances, poetry, a traditional coffee ceremony and food from around the world. We had over 300 people in attendance! The evening …

Ministers Hussen, Freeland and Monsef mark World Refugee Day – IRCC

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website. Ottawa, June 20, 2019 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, today issued the following statement: “Canada’s support for refugees is a longstanding, unwavering commitment …

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Takes Off – Eleven Communities to Attract Newcomers to Support Middle-class Jobs

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Eleven rural and northern communities have been selected by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their forever homes. Claresholm in Alberta was selected as one of the communities to participate in this new innovative, community-driven model that will help fill labour gaps.

Getting prepared for emergencies – City of Calgary

Settlement ISC Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) plans and coordinates emergency services and resources during major emergencies and disasters. We also work with the community to provide emergency preparedness education to help citizens withstand an emergency or disaster. Understanding what the disaster risks are in Calgary and taking action to prepare before something happens will ensure you and your family stay safe until help arrives.

Government of Canada offering various Administrative Positions

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Updates

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada department of the Government of Canada is opening an inventory of various administrative positions across Canada (Calgary included). This inventory will be used to establish a partially or fully qualified pool of candidates which may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles, various security profiles, various tenures, using various staffing activities across Canada within Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.