YIP Tales From Around the Globe
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.
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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.
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Parents and Grandparents Program reopening in new year - IRCC
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.
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The only official study guide for the citizenship test is Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. Other tools, like the Citizenship Quiz found on this website, are not created by the Government of Canada, and should be used at your own discretion.

Online Citizenship Quiz

It took courage to move to a new country. Your decision to apply for citizenship is another big step. Test yourself by taking our online Canadian citizenship quiz.

Online Quiz


Landing Paper

Your Record of Landing is your original proof of immigration. Please keep in mind the following points about this document:

1. Immigration officer has signed and dated it
2. Information is correct and complete
3. Keep the document safe forever

Landing Paper

If you find wrong information on your landing document, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) at 1-888-242-2100 or visit IRCC: Record of Landing.

If you lost your Record of Landing, fill out the Verification of Status application to replace it.

IRCC's website

Permanent Resident Card

After landing, your first Permanent Resident card (PR Card) will be mailed to you. There are a few things you should know:

1. Prepare a Canadian address for where your PR Card should be mailed
2. The PR card is official proof that you are a permanent resident of Canada.
3. The PR card is a travel document. You need to show a valid PR card when returning to Canada.

Permanent Resident Card

If there is a mistake on your PR card, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within 180 days of landing. For more information, please visit IRCC: Request to Reissue .

Your PR card is valid for 5 years. If your PR card is damaged, stolen or about to expire or has expired, you may apply for a new card. For more information, please visit IRCC: PR Application

IRCC's website


You can apply for Canadian citizenship once you have met the physical residence requirements as a Permanent Resident: 3 years living in Canada in the past 5 years. Here are some things you should know:

1. Applicants aged 18 to 54 must pass a Canadian knowledge test
2. Time spent as a temporary resident or protected person may be counted as half-days towards physical residence (up to 1 year)


Application forms for Adults and minors are different

Usually, minors under 18 must apply alongside a parent who is also applying, or have a Canadian parent apply for them. Minors - Subsection 5(1) allows for exception to these conditions.

IRCC's website

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Our friendly, experienced settlement professionals can help you:

  • Look for a job
  • Find a place to live
  • Get a language assessment
  • Daily life
  • Fill out forms and applications
  • Learn about community services
  • Other services
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Useful Links

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    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Link

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    Check your application status at IRCC’s website Link

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    Check application processing times at IRCC’s website Link

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    Find application forms and guides at IRCC’s website Link