Aboriginal Awareness Week Online Celebration

Lisa Cai Community, Employment, Updates

The week of June 15 is the Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary. The week will end on the National Indigenous People’s Day, which is Sunday June 21. This year, the celebration will be moved online to observe social distancing. The Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society has organized a series of programs for the Aboriginal Awareness Week. All videos, tutorials, and …

Use LinkedIn During COVID-19

Lisa Cai Community, COVID-19, Employment, Newcomer Information

For the past 2 to 3 months, our entire professional lives have moved online. Whether you are working from home since March, or new in Calgary actively searching for a job, or have been laid off due to COVID-19, it’s time to revisit or create your LinkedIn profile and make use of this great professional networking platform. Here are a …

Job Search Tips

Michelle Mak Employment, Newcomer Information

There are many things that you are able to do even during COVID-19 that can help better prepare you for job search. During this time, it is great to learn new things, improve your skills, or even network. You can: Attend free courses offered by the Calgary Public Library Update or improve your resume Learn how to write an effective …

New support to help communities create jobs and restart economy

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 1st, 2020, that funding delivered through the federal Gas Tax Fund will be accelerated this year to help communities as quickly as possible while respecting public health guidelines. This means that $2.2 billion in annual federal infrastructure funding for communities will be delivered early, this will help communities quickly move forward with infrastructure …

Accenture releases new Free Online Employment Training Site

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Accenture has released a new free Online Employment training site the ‘Learning Exchange’ for Canadians that can’t join a traditional employment training program. Although in person training is the most effective method when it’s feasible, due to the current crisis situation, this tool will hopefully help those who aren’t able to access in person training. It will have free online …

Immediate Job Opportunities in Calgary

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Employment, Newcomer Information

The Calgary Economic Development has a website dedicated to help connect Calgary job seekers with immediate opportunities in the city. These opportunities vary from accounting, manufacturing, operations, health, non-profit, technology and more. When applying for jobs online, you will need to attach a resume. Canadian resumes are typically in either chronological or functional format depending on what you want to …

Benefits from Government of Canada during COVID-19 Crisis

Michelle Mak Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

With the situation related to COVID-19 evolving rapidly around the world, the Government of Canada has benefits for both individuals and in your workplace. For individuals, there are Employment Insurance (EI) You should apply for Employment Insurance and Pensions online. Canada Child Benefit Eligible recipients will receive $300 more per child with their regular May CCB payment. Canada Student Loans Government of Canada has announced its …

Job Fairs in Alberta for February – March 2020

Michelle Employment

Job fairs are a great way to meet employers from different companies all at the same place. We have combined a PDF with all the job fairs happening in Alberta from February to March 2020. Having many resumes prepared can be helpful as you are able submit them to the employers directly. If you need some help with your resume …

Workers’ Rights in Alberta

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Newcomer Information

Settling in a new place often means getting a new job. Depending on what country you worked in previously, you may find that the rules are quite different from what you are used to. Regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your search, already employed, or have been recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights under …

August 2019 Power Breakfast Networking Event For Newcomers

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a Power Breakfast networking event on the morning of August 21, 219 at the New Central Library.
Newcomer clients were able to talk and connect with employers from differing industries such as finance and accounting. This event allowed for like-minded professionals to network and hear inspirational stories of immigrant professionals and their journey to settling in Canada. Immigrant Services Calgary would like to thank our clients and partners for the positive feedback and participation to make it a success!