Canada’s new biometrics rule will soon apply to temporary and permanent resident applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas – IRCC

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“Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program. Starting December 31, 2018, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same rule has applied to applicants from countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since July …

Winter Driving in Alberta

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Driving in winter in Alberta may be dangerous as the weather conditions often increase risks of accidents or collisions. There are a few precautions that may be taken in order to reduce driving risks.

International Migrants Day

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On December 18th 2018, we will be celebrating International Migrants Day. This day is to celebrate and remember the rights, contributions and needs of migrants worldwide. It is an occasion to reaffirm migration as a driving force for progress and development and to highlight the importance of global cooperation to ensure that migration is safe, orderly ad dignified.

French services available for French speaking newcomers in Canada

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The Government of Canada has French services available for French speaking newcomers to ensure easier settlement and integration.
There are French services that are Province specific that help French speaking newcomer’s settle in that region of Canada. There are also services that offer French newcomers economic integration services and tools prior to arrival. Additional French services can be utilized to find Francophone communities outside of Quebec or finding a job.
In Calgary, French newcomers can book an appointment with one of our French speaking settlement counselors at Immigrant Services Calgary or visit the Francophone Newcomers Centre.