Canada unveils new vertical $10 bills featuring Viola Desmond

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Today, the Bank of Canada issued the new vertical $10 bank note featuring the portrait of social justice icon Viola Desmond, during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The new $10 bank note will be rolled out in Canadian financial institutions starting today.

“Bank notes are more than secure means of payment that Canadians can use with confidence. They also tell the stories that have shaped our country. Now, each time this new vertical $10 bill changes hands, it will remind us of our continued pursuit of human rights and social justice in Canada.” – the Bank of Canada

New Visa Application Centres open in Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa – IRCC

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Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program and is now taking steps to prepare for December 31, 2018, when nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. – Source: IRCC’s website.

ISC Volunteer Don Wall Receives the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to congratulate long-time volunteer, Don Wall, on receiving the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of his exceptional volunteer contributions. Over the past four decades, Don has devoted his life to serving immigrants and refugees and empowering them to become contributing members in Canadian society. Don has made enormous contributions through undertaking a variety of volunteer roles, including serving as community host, cultural broker, ESL instructor, refugee sponsor, employment coach, and Income Tax Clinic consultant and trainer. 

Suncor Networking event, what a beautiful day!

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Friday Oct 26, Suncor Managers and professionals from various departments worked closely with Immigrant Services Calgary’s highly skilled professionals and invited them to practice elevator pitch, resume and interview preparation, as well as panel discussion.

Highly skilled professional invited by ISC participated, connected and networked with Suncor team and learned new tips and strategies especially when it comes interview skills.

Thank you Suncor team for giving back to our community. The event was professional, successful and we look forward for more events with your team.

ISC’s Seniors Participated in the 4th Annual Chinese Legal Knowledge Competition

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In October, our Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) participated in the 4th Annual Chinese Legal Knowledge Competition hosted by the Calgary Chinese Community Services Association(CCCSA)’s Law & Advocacy Program. The competition involved 50 seniors from the community and three seniors representing the CISP won first place in the competition. The awards were presented by the MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills Jamie Kleinstueber. CCCSA organizes this competition annually in order to educated seniors about the legal system in Canada.

National Seniors Day 2018 Celebration

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In October, Immigrant Services Calgary’s seniors program hosted the 8th Annual National Seniors Day celebration in collaboration with the City of Calgary and Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association at the Kerby Centre. The event was very successful with over 300 community members in attendance.

Walmart Hiring Event at Immigrant Services Calgary

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Today, Immigrant Services Calgary’s employment team hosted a hiring event with Walmart Canada. It was a very impressive turnout. About hundred Immigrant Services Calgary’s clients showed up at this hiring event. They were interviewed, and many of them received job offers. 

Virtual Career Fair on October 3rd and 4th

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Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting its 2nd Virtual Career Fair  on October 3 and 4, 2018 for residents living in Canada.

If you are looking for job, you can participate in our Virtual Career Fair online. You can apply for jobs and communicate directly with HR Recruiters and Managers.

The fair will feature 30+ national and multinational companies offering 1000+ job opportunities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Opportunities will be available in urban and rural areas.

Alberta Minimum Wage Increase to $15.00 on Oct. 1 2018

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On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s general minimum wage will be increased to $15.00 an hour. Minimum wage is the lowest amount that can be paid to an employee by law. In Alberta, employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage. Minimum wage is the same for adults, liquor servers, adolescents, youth and disabled people.