Changes to the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Will Attract Global Talent

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The Alberta Government is updating the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) to attract more newcomers. AAIP is an economic immigration program that allows Alberta to nominate qualified workers for permanent residency. Alberta’s economy is facing a shortage of labour and currently has 100,000 job openings across all sectors. To address this issue, Alberta’s government is making changes to the AAIP …

Government of Canada Announces Expansion and Opening of the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program

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On January 9, 2023, the Government of Canada announced the International Experience Canada (IEC) program is now accepting applications from international youth interested in coming to Canada to gain work and travel experiences. International youth bring valuable and diverse skills to Canada’s economy through the IEC program, while Canadian youth also benefit from gaining international experience through working and traveling …

Family Work Permits to be Extended to Temporary Workers’ Spouses and Working-Age Children

Nicole H. Citizenship & Immigration, Employment, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

Canada will begin extending work permits to family members of temporary foreign workers starting in January 2023 to help address labour shortages. This temporary 2-year measure will expand eligibility to work in Canada to spouses and working-age children through a phased approach for workers at all skill levels. It is estimated that family members of more than 200,000 foreign workers …

Canada announces 16 new occupations now eligible for permanent residence

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On November 16, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the implementation of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 for immigration programs managed under the Express Entry system. Using the new NOC categories will allow Canada to bring in global talent in high-demand sectors like health care, construction, and transportation. Foreign nationals with work experience in the following 16 occupations are now eligible …

Canada Temporarily Lifts Cap on Off-Campus Work Hours for Post-Secondary Students

Lejia Feng Citizenship & Immigration, Employment, Settlement News

On October 7, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week cap on the number of hours eligible post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus while class is in session. Starting from November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, international students who are in Canada and who have off-campus work authorization on their study permit will …

National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Employment

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. You can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements or other useful information. On September 21st 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada released the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 for data collection …

The Alberta Jobs Now Program

Lisa C. Employment, Updates

The Alberta Jobs Now program is a key component of Alberta’s Recovery Plan to create jobs and diversify the economy by strengthening the workforce with skills training and employment grants. The program’s second application intake period will open on Nov. 10 with changes designed to help employers meet their labour needs and provide more Albertans with the skills they need …

How to Join Calgary Police Service

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has seven core values: Respect: Consider another’s values, beliefs, thoughts and ideas. Honesty: Be truthful in our words and actions. Compassion: Show care and concern for the wellbeing of others. Courage: Face adversity and stand up for what is right. Fairness: Give just and impartial treatment to others. Accountability: Be fiercely responsible to the public …

Virtual Career Fair October 21 – 22, 2021

Lisa C. Employment, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is coming soon in fall 2021! What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year. When: The upcoming VCF will be on October 21 – 22, 2021, from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT Where: Register yourself at https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ Employers across Canada will be joining us with more than thousands of job …

Nonprofits in Calgary Now Hiring for Various Positions

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Looking for a job? These nonprofits are hiring in August for positions in Calgary: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) Residential Caretaker (Live-in) Workshop Facilitator (30 hours/week) Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Team Lead, Helpline (PT) Hull Services Relief Child and Youth Care Counsellors – Hull School Specialized U13 Program (Sweetgrass Lodge) – Child and Youth Care Counsellor Inn from the Cold …