A Step-by-Step Video Guide: How to apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit – Arabic and Spanish Version

Settlement ISC Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

In this new Newcomer LearningHub video, we will walk you through the basic steps of applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). After watching the video, if you still have questions regarding the application procedure, please visit this link, fill out the form, and one of our Newcomer Planning Specialists will contact you and answer your questions! Spanish and …

$1,200 Fine for Breaking Physical Distancing Rules in Calgary

Lisa Cai Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

To protect Albertan’s health and control the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has taken measures to ban gatherings of more than 15 people in any indoor or outdoor location. As for gatherings of fewer than 15 people, everyone in the group must keep a 2-metre distance from one another. If you break this public health order and hold …

Supports for Students and New Grads affected by COVID-19

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on April 22 that there will be a comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide the financial support for students over the summer and help them continue their studies in the fall. The support that was mentioned are: the proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which …

Removing barriers for international students working in essential services

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

On April 22, it was announced that in order to help the COVID-19 outbreak, the government will remove the restriction that allows international students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session given that they are working in an essential service/function such as health care, critical infrastructure or the supply of food/other critical goods. …

Immediate Job Opportunities in Calgary

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Employment, Newcomer Information

The Calgary Economic Development has a website dedicated to help connect Calgary job seekers with immediate opportunities in the city. These opportunities vary from accounting, manufacturing, operations, health, non-profit, technology and more. When applying for jobs online, you will need to attach a resume. Canadian resumes are typically in either chronological or functional format depending on what you want to …

How to return or repay CERB

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

If you want to return or repay the CERB because you: return to work earlier than expected applied for CERB but later realize you’re not eligible You now have the option to return or repay your CERB payment now. If you still have the original CERB cheque, you can return the cheque by mail to the address below: Revenue Processing …

Designated Shopping Time for Seniors during COVID-19

Lisa Cai Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Seniors

Since late March, many grocery stores in Calgary have started to open their doors early or reserve shopping hours for seniors and those who require extra attention, so that they can shop with fewer customers around during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have put together a list of Calgary-based grocery and drug stores that provide dedicated shopping hours for seniors and …

Prime Minister announces further supports to help Canadians in need

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced on April 21 that there will be an investment of $350 million to support vulnerable Canadians through charities and non-profit organizations that deliver essential services to those in need. COVID-19 has been impacting those who are most vulnerable the most leading to a greater need for community based organizations. To help these vulnerable Canadians, the …

Virtual Volunteering during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lisa Cai Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

This week (April 19-25) is the National Volunteer Week in Canada! If you are a newcomer to Canada, you probably have heard about the various benefits of volunteering. Not only can you improve your English, gain new skills and Canadian experience through volunteering, you can also learn about Canadian culture, connect with your community, meet new people and start building …

Street Cleaning in Calgary

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information

With Winter coming to an end, it is time to start removing the sand and debris that has accumulated on the roads during the winter months. The City of Calgary street sweepers start on April 20 and complete the program in July. To check which days the street cleaning will occur in your street, please visit  https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/roads/pages/road-maintenance/spring-clean-up-street-cleaning/spring-clean-up-street-cleaning.aspx Remember to move your …