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.
Next Wednesday on June 19, 2019, ISC will be celebrating World Refugee Day at the Marlborough Community Association at 5:30 PM. Refugees make a valuable contribution to Canadian society and enhance our social fabric. We want to celebrate them! This event is open to all and will showcase the amazing talents, strength, and resilience of refugees who have made Calgary …
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website. June 6, 2019—Toronto, ON— Canada is making it easier for newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. This will help these women highlight their talents and experiences as they settle in Canada. Some newcomer women face multiple barriers trying to find work and get ahead …
Starting in 2020, Canada will be launching the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership that will support more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ2 refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution.
Canada is introducing new measures to help protect vulnerable workers, newcomers who face family abuse and help newcomers sponsor family members they didn’t initially declare.
Calgary registered a 10+ on the Air Quality Health Index, meaning it is a very high risk. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services warned symptoms of increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath due to the smoke from the northern wildfires. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease such as asthma, are especially at risk. To …
Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a Power Breakfast on the morning of May 29 2019 at the New Central Library. Newcomer clients were able to talk and connect with employers from differing industries such as engineering and IT. This event allowed for like-minded professionals to network and hear inspirational stories of immigrant professionals and their journey to settling in Canada. Immigrant Services Calgary would like to thank our clients and partners for the positive feedback and participation to make it a success!
Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment team participated in the Career Services Event organized by the Honorable MP Michelle Rempel and MP Pat Kelly at the Foothills Alliance Church.
On May 28, 2019, The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship introduced Bill C-99. This bill is an act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship to include clear reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples.