nPower: Free IT training program for young adults

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Volunteers

Those who are interested in a career in IT and also fall in the category of youth adults ages 18 – 29, nPower has a no-cost IT training and employment program. The nPower program teaches the fundamentals of IT with real world application and credentials. The program includes 16-week class instruction, 7-week paid internship, opportunity to earn industry recognized CompTIA …

March 2019 Virtual Career Fair

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a Virtual Career Fair last week. This was an online career fair that allowed job seekers to connect and chat with employers from many different companies. Throughout the day, online workshops were also delivered to provide information in regards to what certain companies look for in a candidate or what positions a company can offer for …

First Day of Virtual Career Fair 2019

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

Today was the first day of the Virtual Career Fair hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary. We had 6 online workshops hosted by RBC, Bitwide, New Canadians, PCM Canada, S.I. Systems and Cintas. Newcomers were able to connect with employers, attend online workshops, ask questions and also apply for job opportunities.

RBC Networking Event

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

Last week, Immigrant Services Calgary employment team organized the first RBC bank networking event for 2019. 39 skilled immigrants participated in this successful event and had the chance to communicate and connect with over 20 RBC bank managers and professionals. It was a great to be able to hear all the success stories from previous Immigrant Services Calgary clients who had recently joined the RBC family. A big thank you to RBC for their generous donation to Immigrant Services Calgary and for supporting our community.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant – New Online Portal

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is a program where an employer applies on behalf of their employees for eligible training costs. Employers can decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees. The Government of Alberta announced that they will launch a new online portal for CAJG program applications. All the necessary forms and paperwork for the CAJG program can now be submitted online through Labour’s Workforce Grants Portal. You can also look at the status of your applications in real time and be alerted to any issues related to your file. To use this portal, all employers have to register for a MyAlberta digital ID for business account which can be done so here. CAJG will continue to accept paper applications through the mail until March 31, 2019. If you have any questions, visit the CAJG website for more information.

International Qualifications Assessment Service

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

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

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

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

Settlement ISC 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 critical thinking skills. You will also be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISC services.

How to protect your SIN number

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

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

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

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.