Hiring Event for Green Event Services

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Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a hiring event for Green Event Services.
2 company representatives conducted 23 interviews with Immigrant Services Calgary’s clients. Green Events Services will be offering 4 candidates’ positions in the role of Crew Member and 4 clients as Green Team Educators.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

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June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, formerly known as National Aboriginal Day. It is a day for Canadians to celebrate indigenous peoples’ culture, heritage, and contributions. The date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

Marking World Refugee Day by supporting newcomer employment – IRCC

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June 20 is World Refugee Day. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced an innovative pilot project that will connect newcomers with jobs in the hotel industry. This 3-year project will assist up to 1,300 newcomers – many fo them refugees – in gaining job experience. During the employment, they will be able to improve their language skills as well. 

Property taxes are due June 29 – the City of Calgary

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In Canada, homeowners are required to pay their property taxes each year, and they pay property tax directly to their local government. In Calgary, the property taxes are due June 29. Any account not paid in full as of July 1 is penalized 7% on the unpaid taxes. There are different payment options to pay directly to the City or through banks. 

Alberta Health Services Warns of Text Scams Using Its Name

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Alberta Health Services is warning Albertans about a new text scam. Some Albertans have been receiving text messages that links to what looks like an e-transfer site. Once you open the link, the site asks you to input your bank information. Alberta Health Services would like to clarify that it would never send text messages, and would never request for money through e-transfer. If you receive such a text message, do not open the link.

Canada plans to lift visa requirement for United Arab Emirates

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On May 28, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced plans to remove the visa requirement for UAE citizens on June 5, 2018. UAE citizens will not need a visa for short visits to Canada (up to 6 months).
Although UAE citizens will not need to apply for a visa, like other visa-exempt travelers, they will still need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.

City of Calgary – Green Cart Compost Giveaway

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Spring is here! Gardening is near! To give you a head start, the City of Calgary is giving Calgarians free fertilizer.  

Bring along your shovels, gloves and containers to take home up to 100 litres of compost per day per vehicle. The fertilizer is 100% natural. It is made of the food scraps, leaves, and yard waste materials through City of Calgary Green Cart Program. Calgarians can pick up the compost on every Saturday in May.