Albertans are reminded to drive safe and sober during the Canada Day long weekend (June 29 – July 1). The Government of Alberta is joining traffic safety advocates and emergency response organizations to recognize Impaired Driving Awareness Month during July. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts many people at risk. It can also be a reason to lose Permanent Resident Status in Canada. Plan ahead this long weekend and make smart choices. If you consume drugs or alcohol, do not drive and make alternative travel plans.
Canada Day this year is on July 1, 2019, every year there
are citizenship ceremonies that take place across Canada to welcome our newest
Canadians. There will be 42 citizenship ceremonies this year on July 1.
Canada Day is a time to celebrate and be proud of this
country. Canadians are encouraged to attend these citizenship ceremonies in
their town or city, it is an opportunity for everyone who attends to repeat the
Oath of Citizenship and express their commitment to Canada!
On June 19, Immigrant Services Calgary, in collaboration with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Immigrant Support Society hosted a World Refugee Day celebration at the Calgary Marlborough Community Association. The event was very successful and included multicultural booths, dance performances, poetry, a traditional coffee ceremony and food from around the world. We had over 300 people in attendance! The evening …
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website. Ottawa, June 20, 2019 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, today issued the following statement: “Canada’s support for refugees is a longstanding, unwavering commitment …
June of 2019 marks the first Filipino Heritage Month. This was decided on October 30, 2018 in recognition of Canadians of Filipino descent and the contributions they have made to our country.
Happy Filipino Heritage Month!
Canada is launching two new pilots to help caregivers who come this country in hopes of making it their permanent home. On June 18, 2019, the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker will replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots.
Eleven rural and northern communities have been selected by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make these communities their forever homes. Claresholm in Alberta was selected as one of the communities to participate in this new innovative, community-driven model that will help fill labour gaps.
The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) plans and coordinates emergency services and resources during major emergencies and disasters. We also work with the community to provide emergency preparedness education to help citizens withstand an emergency or disaster. Understanding what the disaster risks are in Calgary and taking action to prepare before something happens will ensure you and your family stay safe until help arrives.
As of June 4, 2019, Canadian citizens and residents who do not identify exclusively as female or male can have an “X” printed on their passport, travel document, citizenship certificate or permanent resident card. Those who would like to replace their current documents with gender “X” can do so with no fee until June 4, 2020.
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada department of the Government of Canada is opening an inventory of various administrative positions across Canada (Calgary included). This inventory will be used to establish a partially or fully qualified pool of candidates which may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles, various security profiles, various tenures, using various staffing activities across Canada within Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.