Free CRA Webinars in March

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As the 2021 tax season is in full swing, join the Canada Revenue Agency’s Outreach Team for a series of free webinars Tuesdays in March from 1pm to 2 pm. Outreach officers from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on the following topics: March 9: Benefits and Credits: The GST credit, Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Canada Workers …

Makeup and Cosmetics

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used makeup and cosmetics? Old and used makeup cases, tubes and cosmetics containers belong your black cart as garbage: Eyeshadow and eyebrow palettes Lipstick Lip gloss Mascara tubes Eyeliner and brow pencils Makeup brushes and applicators Note that brand-new (100% unused and untouched) cosmetics, skin care …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Marriage Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at marriage fraud. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident? Have you met and fallen in love with someone from another country online or while travelling? …

Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Internet, Email and Telephone Scams

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at how to identify fake websites, emails and telephone calls. Who can decide to issue you a visa? Only immigration officers from one of the four below can …

Renting Safe Basement Suites Webinar

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Renting a basement suite can be extremely helpful when you are living on a budget. And you don’t have to sacrifice comfort! However, as a newcomer, you must learn how to protect your and your family when renting your first home in Canada. Certain safety and legal issues may arise when you rent a basement suite. The City of Calgary …

Interpretation & Translation Centre (ITC)

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Interpretation & Translation Centre (ITC) at Immigrant Services Calgary offers high quality translation and interpretation services to individuals and organizations in over 85 languages. If you are a newcomer to Canada, ITC can help you translate your personal documents including Birth Certificates Marriage Certificates Driver’s Licenses Passports Diplomas Transcripts and more! Translations are accepted by IRCC, IQAS, WES Canada, Mount …