Canada-Alberta Job Grant – New Online Portal

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is a program where an employer applies on behalf of their employees for eligible training costs. Employers can decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees. The Government of Alberta announced that they will launch a new online portal for CAJG program applications. All the necessary forms and paperwork for the CAJG program can now be submitted online through Labour’s Workforce Grants Portal. You can also look at the status of your applications in real time and be alerted to any issues related to your file. To use this portal, all employers have to register for a MyAlberta digital ID for business account which can be done so here. CAJG will continue to accept paper applications through the mail until March 31, 2019. If you have any questions, visit the CAJG website for more information.

February 15: National Flag of Canada Day

Settlement ISC Community, Daily Life, Updates

National flag of Canada Day will be on February 15, 2019 this year. It is a day to celebrate Canada’s flag as a symbol that unites all Canadians and reflects the common values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Become a part of the Canadian Flag photo challenge and post your photos onto social media with the hashtag #CanadianFlag to show your pride in Canada’s national symbol.

International Qualifications Assessment Service

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is an Alberta government service that helps people get recognition for education and training they received outside of Canada. It does assessments and issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to education standards in Canada. You can get this type of assessment if you have a formal academic or technical degree, diploma or certificate earned outside of Canada.

Income Tax Return Information Sessions

Settlement ISC Community, Finance, Updates

Tax season is starting, Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting income tax return information sessions. Information on the types of income that are taxable, where to get taxes done free, how to prepare for a tax appointment and more will be answered at the session. There will also be a personal income tax return session where you can learn about taxable and nontaxable income, basic tax forms, and free income tax clinics and how to prepare for a tax appointment.

Immigrant Services Calgary hosting 3rd Virtual Career Fair in March

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

On March 13 & 14, 2019, Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting its 3rd Virtual Career fair for residents living in Canada. If you are looking for jobs and interested in establishing new connections, you are invited to join our Virtual Career Fair. This fair will be hosted online featuring national and multinational Canadian companies offering 1000+ job opportunities.

Calgary Green Line LRT Project Gets Green Light

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

The new Green LRT Line will be extending from communities north of 16 Avenue through the downtown core to Shepard in the southeast. The Construction of Stage 1 is estimated to create more than 12,000 direct jobs and 8,000 additional jobs in supporting industries such as engineering, planning and administration.

Reminder: 2019 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program – Interest to Sponsor form will be open today

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Today at 10:00 AM MDT, the 2019 interest to sponsor form will be available on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website. You will need to submit this form in order to start the process of sponsoring parents or grandparents to Canada. As soon as IRCC receives enough submissions, the form will be no longer available.