Canada’s Additional Measures to Address the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

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Yesterday (November 30, 2021), Government of Canada introduces additional measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. the Government of Canada is expanding the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi. Effective tomorrow, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not …

Omicron Arrived in Alberta. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Panic over the New Variant!

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“I’m reporting we have now one confirmed case of the omicron variant in Alberta.” Dr. Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health On November 30, Alberta’s first case of the omicron variant was confirmed. According to Dr. Hindshaw, the individual tested positive while asymptomatic. What is the Omicron variant? Omicron was first discovered in southern Africa . In late November, the World …

5K Doses of Janssen Vaccine Arrive in Alberta

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The Janssen vaccine is currently a single-dose viral vector vaccine that works similarly to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Alberta has received 5,000 doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, giving Albertans 18+ another COVID-19 vaccine option. Due to limited supply, doses will be administered at AHS clinics in select locations – to book, call Health Link 811. Who should get it …

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

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More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

The Alberta Jobs Now Program

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The Alberta Jobs Now program is a key component of Alberta’s Recovery Plan to create jobs and diversify the economy by strengthening the workforce with skills training and employment grants. The program’s second application intake period will open on Nov. 10 with changes designed to help employers meet their labour needs and provide more Albertans with the skills they need …

More Albertans Soon to be Eligible for Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Alberta will expand eligibility for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Nov. 8, the following Albertans will be eligible to book a third dose: All Albertans aged 70 and older First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) people aged 18 and older Front-line health-care workers who received their first two doses less than eight weeks apart Albertans who received two doses …

Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund Launched by CIWA

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Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association is thrilled to be launching the Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund. This unique scholarship will be awarded to immigrant and refugee women who are above 25 years of age, are past or current CIWA clients AND demonstrate financial need What is this scholarship for? The purpose of this scholarship is to further their education in pursuit …