International Qualifications Assessment Service

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International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is an Alberta government service that helps people get recognition for education and training they received outside of Canada. It does assessments and issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to education standards in Canada. You can get this type of assessment if you have a formal academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate earned outside of Canada.

Immigrant Services Calgary hosting 3rd Virtual Career Fair in March

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On March 13 & 14, 2019, Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting its 3rd Virtual Career fair for residents living in Canada. If you are looking for jobs and interested in establishing new connections, you are invited to join our Virtual Career Fair. This fair will be hosted online featuring national and multinational Canadian companies offering 1000+ job opportunities.

Workplace communication training for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada

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Immigrant Services Calgary’s Advanced Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace (ALES) will be hosting a free 10-week course for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada. Those who have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician may be eligible. In this course, you will receive training in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills. You will also be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISC services.

How to protect your SIN number

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Protecting your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is very important because it can be used to obtain personal information and invade your privacy. Identity theft and other types of fraud can result from not securing your SIN. To prevent this from happening, there are numerous ways to protect your SIN such as only providing your SIN when it is legally required, storing your SIN in a safe place, or taking immediate measures to protect your SIN when you suspect someone else has been using it.

Increase in minimum age for employment in Alberta

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Effective January 13 2019, the minimum age for employment in Alberta will be increasing to 13 years old. This will aid in protecting youth and aligning Alberta closer with international standards. Youth aged 12 and under may only be employed, with a permit, in artistic activities such as acting. These new rules do not apply to volunteers, contractors, youth employed on farms and ranches, or casual work such as babysitting or snow shoveling.

Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women – IRCC

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pilot for newcomer women addressing their existing barriers for employment. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Ahmed Hussen announced the 3-year Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot.

The primary goal of this pilot is to address the barriers newcomer women face when finding employment. Gender, race discrimination, low income employment, lack of affordable childcare and weak social supports are examples of the barriers newcomer women can face. IRCC will be providing funding for new, innovative programs and services that address these barriers.

Network Your Way to Success – Networking Event for IT professionals

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November 22, 2018, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment Services Team hosted the “Network Your Way to Success” networking event for immigrant IT professionals. It was a great success with over 50 newcomers and employers. It was a good opportunity for newcomer professionals to build up their network with local IT professionals.

A big thank you to all of our clients, corporate partners and volunteers!

Suncor Networking event, what a beautiful day!

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Friday Oct 26, Suncor Managers and professionals from various departments worked closely with Immigrant Services Calgary’s highly skilled professionals and invited them to practice elevator pitch, resume and interview preparation, as well as panel discussion.

Highly skilled professional invited by ISC participated, connected and networked with Suncor team and learned new tips and strategies especially when it comes interview skills.

Thank you Suncor team for giving back to our community. The event was professional, successful and we look forward for more events with your team.

Walmart Hiring Event at Immigrant Services Calgary

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Today, Immigrant Services Calgary’s employment team hosted a hiring event with Walmart Canada. It was a very impressive turnout. About hundred Immigrant Services Calgary’s clients showed up at this hiring event. They were interviewed, and many of them received job offers. 

Virtual Career Fair on October 3rd and 4th

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Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting its 2nd Virtual Career Fair  on October 3 and 4, 2018 for residents living in Canada.

If you are looking for job, you can participate in our Virtual Career Fair online. You can apply for jobs and communicate directly with HR Recruiters and Managers.

The fair will feature 30+ national and multinational companies offering 1000+ job opportunities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Opportunities will be available in urban and rural areas.