Happy Tax Season!

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It is officially tax season, this year’s tax season deadline for most people is April 30, 2020. In preparation, you should gather everything you need to calculate your income and support any credits, deductions and expenses you’ll claim. Some common slips include: T3 Statement of Trust Income Allocation and Designations T4 Statement of Remuneration Paid T5 Statement of Investment Income …

Homework Clubs and After-School Support

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There are free tutoring and homework support available through the Homework Clubs at Immigrant Services Calgary. Mondays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at 1330 Berkley Drive NW Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at 872 4 Avenue SW Contact Alexandra at 403-538-8377 or alexandrac@immmigrantservicescalgary.ca if you would like to register for the ones listed above.   Mondays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM …

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile clinic that provides free medical, dental and health education services for youth. Free services include: Dental hygiene (under 5 years old) Nutrition screening and education (under 18 years old) Active living education and planning (under 18 years old) General health education Referrals to local doctors and other community health and wellness resources Access to …

Coronavirus Protection

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. There are ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus such as: use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill consult the Travel Health Notice for China before …

24th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards 2020

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The Immigrants of Distinction Awards celebrates inspirational immigrants who have come to call Calgary home. Through the event we recognize people who have broken through barriers in some categories such as arts & culture, entrepreneurship, and community service. The IDA is the largest event in the city recognizing the value and innovation that newcomers bring to Calgary. Representatives from all levels of government will be attending, as well as partner agencies, and we’d love to see you there during our networking reception and awards.

Workers’ Rights in Alberta

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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 …

How to Prepare for Winter in Alberta

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With the temperatures dropping this upcoming week, it is important to be smart and keep yourself warm throughout this season. Immigrant Services Calgary has a How-to & Smart Tips Video Series that helps newcomers learn practical information and resources that are helpful to start a new life in Alberta. In the How to Prepare for Winter in Alberta video, you …

Free Income Tax Return Clinics for Newcomers

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Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting free Income Tax Return Clinics for newcomers who are eligible. These income tax return clinics will be run by volunteers and available at the Immigrant Services Calgary office. The schedule for the income tax return clinics will be released early 2020. To ensure you will have an appointment with an income tax return volunteer, make an appointment with a settlement counselor so you are notified when it is available.

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Application Postponed

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Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has given notice that the application process for the 2020 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship application is being postponed, it is usually opened in the month of January. The reason for postponing this is to “complete the development of a new application intake management process for the parents and grandparents sponsorship program, to be implemented in 2020.”

Daylight saving time engagement

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Currently, every March, everyone will change their time to an hour ahead and every November, everyone will change their time to an hour behind. The Government of Alberta is asking for Albertans for their opinions on daylight savings and whether you think Alberta should remain on daylight saving time all year long.