Protecting Your Social Insurance Number

Settlement ISC Community

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a confidential nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. It is also used for income reporting purposes. It can be used to steal your identity. For example, with other personal information, someone can use your SIN to open a bank account or apply …

How can I tell if an immigration website is a scam? – IRCC

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community

There are many commercial or private websites that offer immigration or citizenship services. Some promote legitimate representatives’ services that you will need to pay for. Others will offer false guarantees to take your money or steal your private information. A website might be a fake or a scam if: you are asked to pay to access application forms and guides. …

Air Quality Advisory issued for the Calgary Zone

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An air quality advisory for the Calgary Zone has been issued by Alberta Health Services (AHS) due to wildfires burning in British Colunmiba. AHS is advising individuals living and travelling in the Calgary Zone to be aware of air conditions and potential health concerns, especially for people with respiratory conditions, or cardiovascular conditions. AHS says there are a few steps you …

2017 Property Tax Due Date

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Do you know that June 30 is the City of Calgary’s 2017 property tax payment deadline? If you do not pay your property taxes in full by the June 30 deadline, you will be charged a 7% penalty to any unpaid tax bill balance on July 1 and October 1.  There are different options to pay your property taxes. You …

Summer Youth Passport

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The Summer Youth Passport gives youth ages 7 – 17 unlimited swimming, skating, and gym activities at the City of Calgary’s facilities from July 1 to August 31, 2017. For only $50, youth will be able to enjoy different activities throughout the summer. Summer Youth Passports are valid for use during public hours at the following locations: ​Southland Leisure Centre …

National Aboriginal History Month & National Aboriginal Day 2017

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June is National Aboriginal History Month. This stared in 2009 with the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons.  It is a time to appreciate the histories, diversity and contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada. June 21st marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This day celebrate native cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. …

Calgary to Banff: New Transit Service Coming This Summer

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To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada is piloting a new weekend transit service from Calgary (Crowfoot LRT Station) to the town of Banff. It will start on mid-June and run until early September.  Detail schedule is not available for the moment, but they expected 12 to 13 runs per day on Saturdays, Sundays and long weekends from mid-June to …

National AccessAbility Week

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From May 28 to June 3 is the National AccessAbility Week. It is a week dedicated to highlighting and promoting inclusion and accessibility inclusion and accessibility in communities and workplaces across Canada. According to Deaf and Hear Alberta, about a quarter of the population has some degree of hearing loss, and the Canadian National Institute for Blind estimates half a …

ISC Employment Team Helps Calgarians with Job Search

Settlement ISC Community, Employment

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment team was invited to attend a career fair at Foothills Alliance Church in Edgemont.  The event was hosted by Calgary Centre-North MP, Michelle Rempel. It aims to connect Calgarians with agencies that help people get employed. Our employment team provided job search support and employment skill information to attendances. You can …

Asian Heritage Month 2017

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Do you know May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada? It is a time to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.  Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s. In May 2012, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. In 2017, …