All Invitations for 2020 PGP Sent

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending all the invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Didn’t receive any email? Check your invitation status by answering two simple questions using this online tool: What does your confirmation number start with What’s the second character? Congratulations if you have received the invitation in your …

Chinatown Lamppost Banner Contest

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Uncategorized

Have you seen Chinatown’s current lamppost banners? For the past 3 years, the lamppost banner has had a panda design. They are now looking for a new design and are running a contest for it! Details of the contest: Calgary Chinatown BIA will select 3 designs Each winning designer will win $800 CASH PRIZE!  The winning artworks will be deployed to the …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

Snow Clearing Bylaws

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With Winter slowly creeping up on us, it is important to understand some some snow bylaws that the City of Calgary enforces. These are bylaws that everyone should follow when Calgary does start seeing snow. While the City of Calgary does their part in clearing the roads, designated pathways, public sidewalks and other high use public areas, Calgary property owners …

Citizen Satisfaction Survey Fall 2020

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The Fall 2020 Citizen Satisfaction survey results are now available. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Calgarians (79%) continue to be positive about the quality of life in Calgary. The City of Calgary values citizens’ opinions. The annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey is conducted to gather citizens’ views about living in Calgary, perception of quality of life, attitudes towards City …

Video: Permanent Resident Status VS Permanent Resident Card

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Many newcomers may ask this question: “I forgot to renew my Permanent Resident Card and it expired. Does this mean I’m no longer a Permanent Resident in Canada?” Watch this short animation video and find out the differences between Permanent Resident card (PR card) and Permanent Resident status. You will learn about: Who are considered as Permanent Residents? What can …