Alberta redesigns drivers licences and identification cards

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Alberta has redesigned its driver’s licenses and identification cards with updated security features to help protect Albertans against counterfeiting and identification theft.
The new design reflects Alberta’s landscape and history, and it includes an image of an Albertosaurus, a dinosaur, whose remains were first found in Alberta.

National Parks’ free admission day

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In 2018, each Canada’s national park and historic site will offer one day free admission. The Parks Canada’s free admission day is vary according to location. For more information about more details or the dates for other places, please visit Parks Canada’s website.

City of Calgary – Green Cart Compost Giveaway

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Spring is here! Gardening is near! To give you a head start, the City of Calgary is giving Calgarians free fertilizer.  

Bring along your shovels, gloves and containers to take home up to 100 litres of compost per day per vehicle. The fertilizer is 100% natural. It is made of the food scraps, leaves, and yard waste materials through City of Calgary Green Cart Program. Calgarians can pick up the compost on every Saturday in May.

Emergency Alert Testing Across Canada on May 7, 9

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Next week millions of mobile phones and tablets will ring and vibrate across the Canada to test the new national public emergency alert system. Canada’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, said the wireless providers will send a test alert on May 7 and 9. It sounds similar to an ambulance alarm. In Alberta, the test will be distributed on May 9 at 1:55 PM MDT.

7,300 Affordable Child Care Spaces in Alberta Now

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The Government of Alberta just announced that Alberta is adding 100 additional Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centres offering $25 per day care. Alberta now has a total number of 7,300 affordable spaces. 
This Alberta-wide pilot program provides child care for children aged 0 to kindergarten with maximum fees of $25 per day. The centres may offer flexible child care for parents who work part-time or shifts that are outside typical day car hours. 

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.

TAX PREPARATION CLINIC 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

Settlement ISC Community, Employment

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 …