Bake Sale to Support the Terry Fox Foundation

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Immigrant Services Calgary’s Seniors Program and Youth Inclusive Program put their culinary skills to work this week as they baked some sweet treats for their much anticipated bake sale to support the Terry Fox Foundation. The youth and seniors will join forces again in September to walk in the Terry Fox Run and Walk. Congratulations youth and seniors for a great job …

Settlement Services in Calgary

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

In Calgary, there are immigrant serving agencies that offer settlement services to newcomers. These services are free for eligible newcomers and are often available in many languages. Agencies that offer settlement services aim to help newly arrived immigrants adjust to their new life in Canada. Settlement services can include: Job searching Finding a place to live Language assessment Filling out …

Book Launch: A Colourful Life

Settlement ISC Community, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Updates

On August 9th 2019, Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) hosted a book launch celebration. The Honourable Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing, also attended this celebration and presented the signature ceremony and book presentation. The book, titled “A Colourful Life”, is collection of poems and stories written by immigrant seniors from the creative writing class for seniors at ISC. This book is a result of a collaboration between ISC and Mount Royal University. Over 12 weeks, professors and students from Mount Royal and immigrant seniors worked together to write and craft stories about the topic of home.

New programs to help newcomer settlement and integration

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has selected 824 projects to deliver high quality services to newcomers across Canada. The projects selected include: Language training and workplace-based language instruction to help newcomers settle and gain relevant skills  Employment services that foster the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and engage private sector employers Support for French speaking newcomers Support for vulnerable populations …

Apply for the GST/HST Credit

Settlement ISC Community, Finance, Updates

The Goods and Services/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST credit) is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low and modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay.

Workplace communication training for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada

Settlement ISC Community, Employment, Updates

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 …

Increase in Canada Child Benefit

Settlement ISC Community, Finance, Updates

Starting in July 2019, the Canada Child Benefit is increasing. The maximum annual benefit has increased to $6,639 per child under the age of 6 and to $5,602 per child age 6 to 17. This will give parents more money each month to keep up with the cost of living, as well as help them provide for their kids.

New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Employment, Updates

Canada will be starting a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, specifically in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector. This industry has been experiencing ongoing difficulty in finding and keeping new employees. The pilot aims to attract and retain workers by providing them an opportunity to become a permanent resident.  Details on how …

Canada and Luxembourg Sign New Youth Mobility Arrangement

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

A new arrangement between Canada and Luxembourg will allow youth between the ages 18 – 30 to work and travel for up to 12 months through the Working Holiday, International Co-op (internship), and Youth Professionals categories of the international Experience Canada (IEC) Program. Youth from Luxembourg can travel and work in Canada while youth from Canada can travel and work in Luxembourg.