New Mandatory Health Restrictions In Place for Calgary and Edmonton

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Effective October 26, 2020, new mandatory public health measures are in place for Edmonton and Calgary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 1. 15-person limit on all social & family gatherings, e.g. parties, wedding and funeral receptions, etc. 2. Wear non-medical masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in workspaces such as offices or cubicles. 3. Limit …

Media Literacy Week October 26 – 30

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Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy. During the week, activities and events are hosted by libraries, museums, schools, and community groups nationwide.  What is digital literacy? The ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information on various digital platforms For example, are you able to type efficiently, upload …

Deadline Extended for Disability Tax Credit Application to Receive COVID One-Time Payment

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for some Disability Tax Credit (DTC) applicants when collecting the information required. Taking that into consideration, the Canadian Government has recently made the announcement below: The deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to receive the one-time payment has been extended from September 25, 2020, to December 31, 2020. The one-time non-taxable …

Alberta Launching Two New Immigration Streams

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Alberta is launching two new immigration streams for international graduates: Starting October 26, the new International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is open for application for recent international graduates from Alberta’s universities and colleges. In January 2021, the Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream will open for talented international graduates from top U.S. universities and colleges. These two new immigration streams will …

The 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

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Are you between the ages 12 and 20? You are invited to register for the 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit. During this event, you will have a fun day listening to stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, taking part in interactive break-out sessions, learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health, and gaining skills & confidence to become …

Free Community Support Services for Work Permits Holders

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If you are currently living in Alberta holding a valid work permit or post-graduate open work permit, there is a free program available to support you and your dependents — Community Support Services Program run by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Whether you only plan to live and work in Alberta temporarily or aim to become a Permanent Resident in the …

Statistics Canada Now Hiring for Working-from-Home Positions

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Statistical Survey Operations is now hiring for interviewers to help with contact tracing efforts across Canada. Perks of this employment opportunity: flexible part-time, work from home (may be asked to return to the workplace in the future after the pandemic is over) Engaging and meaningful work assignments that benefit your community $17.83 to $21.78 per hour with possibly salary premiums …