Government of Alberta: Protecting Alberta’s Families

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

On March 18, 2020, Government of Alberta announced its new funding and supportive measures that will provide immediate financial relief to Alberta’s families,  This includes: Emergency Isolation Support “a temporary program for working adult Albertans who must self-isolate because they meet the Government of Alberta’s published criteria for self-isolation, including persons who are the sole caregiver for a dependent who …

Multilingual Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

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During the COVID-19 Crisis, the City of Calgary has many resources available to newcomers that are multilingual. Information related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus is available on the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership website found here: The resources are available in different languages for newcomers to better understand. Alberta Health Services has an online self-assessment tool is made for anyone who is …

Income Tax Deadline Extension

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On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures to help stabilize the economy during this time. One of the measures is flexibility for tax payers. “In order to provide greater flexibility to Canadians who may be experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canada Revenue Agency will defer the filing due date for the 2019 tax returns …

How to Manage your Money in Alberta

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Want to learn practical financial management tips and resources to help you invest in your new beginning? Immigrant Services Calgary has a How-to & Smart Tips Video Series that discusses many topics that is beneficial to newcomers. Click here to watch How to Manage your money in Alberta!

Self Isolation Information

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Self isolation can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It means that you will avoid any situations where you could potentially infect other people. Avoid public transportation, social gatherings, and any public gatherings. You can ask friends and family to drop off food or any other necessities. If you need to leave your home for an urgent errand, …

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates from Government of Alberta

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

On March 15th, it was announced from the Government of Alberta that effective immediately: Student attendance at K to 12 schools is prohibited and in-person post-secondary classes are cancelled. All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs are closed indefinitely. New info for airline passengers, travellers, and employers The Government of Alberta said in-person post-secondary classes are …

2019 Income Tax Package

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If you filed on paper last year, you will receive through mail from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), an income tax package and the forms and schedules book by February 17, 2020. For extra copies of this package, you can visit You can also order the Forms and Schedules Book at or call CRA at 1-855-330-3305. For more …

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 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 …