Windmill Microlending Announces New Mentorship Program

Settlement ISC Community, Employment

To better support people in achieving professional success, Windmill Microlending has launched a new Mentorship Program. The program will help mentees navigate the Canadian labour market and provide necessary skills and tools to help them find employment that matches their skills, experience and education.

New programs to help newcomer settlement and integration

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has selected 824 projects to deliver high quality services to newcomers across Canada. The projects selected include: Language training and workplace-based language instruction to help newcomers settle and gain relevant skills  Employment services that foster the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and engage private sector employers Support for French speaking newcomers Support for vulnerable populations …

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

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

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 …

New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Updates

Canada will be starting a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, specifically in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector. This industry has been experiencing ongoing difficulty in finding and keeping new employees. The pilot aims to attract and retain workers by providing them an opportunity to become a permanent resident.  Details on how …

Fairchild Radio and ISC discuss Virtual Services for newcomers

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

On June 28, 2019, the Settlement team at Immigrant Services Calgary was invited to go to Fairchild Radio (FM 94.7) to talk about the virtual services they offer. We discussed about the different virtual services has to offer, such as online job board, Virtual Career Fair, online job board, booking appointments, online citizenship quiz, etc. You can listen to it at …

Government of Canada offering various Administrative Positions

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Updates

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada department of the Government of Canada is opening an inventory of various administrative positions across Canada (Calgary included). This inventory will be used to establish a partially or fully qualified pool of candidates which may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles, various security profiles, various tenures, using various staffing activities across Canada within Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.

2019 Power Breakfast Networking Event

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Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a Power Breakfast on the morning of May 29 2019 at the New Central Library. Newcomer clients were able to talk and connect with employers from differing industries such as engineering and IT. 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!

Career Services Event

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Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment team participated in the Career Services Event organized by the Honorable MP Michelle Rempel and MP Pat Kelly at the Foothills Alliance Church.

Alberta proposes “Open for Business Act” and youth minimum wage

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The Government of Alberta has proposed an “Open for Business Act” that aims to return to previous general holiday pay and banks overtime rules, and additionally, introduce a $13/hour minimum wage for students under 18. This will not require employers to provide holiday pay even if they are not open that day. If passed, changes to holiday pay rules, overtime and Flexible Averaging Agreements will take effect on September 1, 2019. The new youth minimum wage of $13/hour will take effect June 26, 2019.

Canada’s economy adds 106,500 jobs in the April

Settlement ISC Employment, Updates

In April 2019, Canada’s economy added 106,500 jobs and most of them were full time according to Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey. This unexpected increase helped drop the unemployment rate from 5.8% in March to 5.7%. The gains were spread throughout many industries including both service and factory sectors. In wholesale and retail trade positions, employment rose by 32,400 and in the construction sector, 29,200 jobs were added. A rush of 66,400 part time positions for workers between ages 15 – 24 also helped lower the youth unemployment rate from 10.7% to 10.3%.