January 24, 2019—Ottawa, ON— The Government of Canada is committed to supporting immigration strategies that will enable smaller communities to enhance their economic, social and demographic vitality.
Immigrant Services Calgary’s Advanced Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace (ALES) will be hosting a free 10-week course for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada. Those who have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician may be eligible. In this course, you will receive training in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills. You will also be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISC services.
Pre-arrival services are free online or in person programs for individuals who received a Confirmation of Permanent Resident letter and live outside of Canada.
With the tax season starting soon in 2019, 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.
In 2019, 20,000 sponsors for parents and grandparents to become permanent residents will be accepted. The re-opening of the parents and grandparents sponsor program will be opening late January 2019.
Sir John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and took part in drafting the Confederation and also the British North America Act. On January 11, activities and events are hosted in his honor and teachers and youth leaders often utilize this day to bring awareness to children about Canada’s first Prime Minister.
“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 …
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.
We hope this new year will be fulfilling and full of successes. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.
The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan offers eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.