May 3, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and José Luís Carneiro, Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities Abroad, today signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal. – IRCC
Next week millions of mobile phones and tablets will ring and vibrate across the Canada to test the new national public emergency alert system. Canada’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, said the wireless providers will send a test alert on May 7 and 9. It sounds similar to an ambulance alarm. In Alberta, the test will be distributed on May 9 at 1:55 PM MDT.
The Government of Alberta just announced that Alberta is adding 100 additional Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centres offering $25 per day care. Alberta now has a total number of 7,300 affordable spaces.
This Alberta-wide pilot program provides child care for children aged 0 to kindergarten with maximum fees of $25 per day. The centres may offer flexible child care for parents who work part-time or shifts that are outside typical day car hours.
April 23 to April 27, 2018 is Alberta Career Week. There are many career events across the province during this week to help Albertans with employment and career options, and exploring training and education programs. Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment Bridging Program has also organized two workshops.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to the policy on medical inadmissibly policy. “The new policy on medical inadmissibility strikes a balance between protecting publicly funded health and social services and updating the policy to bring it in line with current views on the inclusion of persons with disabilities. “
The Youth Inclusive Program at Immigrant Services Calgary presents Tales from Around the Globe Community Fair!
Every newcomer youth has a story. Tell your story through film, music, dance, or writing! We are looking for immigration stories that match our theme of ‘A Colourful Life: Diversity in Canada’. Immigrant Services Calgary is giving away two $500 scholarships to youth who are willing to share their stories at the Tale from Around the Globe Community Fair on March 17, 2018.
Immigrant Services Calgary is offering free volunteer-led tax preparation clinics. Our Canada Revenue Agency community tax volunteers will complete simple tax returns for low income immigrants and convention refugees. For more information about the Tax Preparation Clinic, please see the poster below.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expanding its Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network in China, increasing its geographic reach as Canada looks for new ways to support the growth in applications. So far this year, more than 500,000 applications have been received from China, a 15 per cent increase from 2016.