Bursary $2,000 For Immigrant Women

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“Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary” is offering five bursaries at $2,000 each to support immigrant women in reaching their career goals. To apply for this bursary, you must meet these requirements: be an immigrant woman residing in Alberta. You can be either a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. be currently going to school to return to your …

Calgary’s Green Line LRT Project

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In case you haven’t heard about the Green Line, it is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line and largest infrastructure investment to date. The Green Line is not only an exciting addition to the Calgary Transit System, it will also be an important platform for City development. First, a few quick facts about the Green Line Project! – Calgary …

City of Calgary Service Changes

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The City of Calgary offers a variety of services and programs to the public but not all are available or open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, let’s go through the most recent update by the City and see what services and facilities are open and available. Calgary Transit Buses and C-Trains are still operating with some adjustments. You may …

Benefits Payments Extended until End of Sep 2020

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Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians are not able to file tax on time. As part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the tax filing deadline has been extended from April 30 to June 1, 2020. The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier has recently announced that the Canada Revenue Agency has extended benefit payments until the …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended until June 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, the restriction was extended for another 30 days until May 21. As the closure is set to expire soon, Canada and the United States have recently reached an agreement to extend the restriction for another 30 days. This …

Trudeau Announces Annual Increase to the Canada Child Benefit

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced an annual increase to the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). Introduced in 2016 by the Government of Canada, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly child benefit made to qualified families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years old. According to the announcement, the monthly CCB will go up …

Update on Community Food Resources

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1. Community Pop Up Food Hamper The Salvation Army and Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids are organizing a Community Pop Up Food Hamper today on May 14, 2020. Address: the Cardel Rec South (Shawnessy Recreation Centre) SE parking lot Time: from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 2. The Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store The Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store will happen next week. …

Calgary Transit May 2020 Service Changes

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From May 16 to 19, there will be temporary service changes to the CTrain service. Both 201 (Red Line) and 202 (Blue Line) will be affected. It is very important to make necessary arrangements if you plan to take CTrain during the upcoming May Long weekend. For more details about the CTrain service change, please visit http://www.calgarytransit.com/service-updates and take a …

COVID-19: Food Security Page Now Live

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The Calgary Local Immigration Partnership has recently launched a new webpage dedicated to multilingual information on food resources for newcomers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The multilingual information is based on the English version of Food Resources for Newcomers issued by the City of Calgary. This list includes over 10 free and low-cost food programs for newcomers in Calgary. If you …

ArriveCAN App Launched!

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The government of Canada has recently launched the ArriveCAN App to track traveling information of all incoming travellers arriving in Canada. The information is collected for the Public Health Agency of Canada to enforce laws, contain COVID-19 and keep Canadians safe and healthy. The ArriveCAN App is now available on App Store and Google Play! Please download and install it …