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If you have any questions about: Matters with an urgent deadline, e.g. Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) notification, Removal Order (Departure, Exclusion, Deportation) Scheduled immigration hearings, e.g. Refugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration Appeal Division, Federal Court Inside-Canada refugee claim Refused sponsorship Humanitarian & Compassionate Application made and refused Letter from Canada Border Services Agency with an appointment time You …

Online application for Social Insurance Number

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When a newcomer comes to Canada, often times the first document they will apply for is a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, newcomers would need to go to a Service Canada Office to apply for this card, but the application is now available online. A SIN number allows newcomers to work in Canada or to have …

Disinfectants for use against Coronavirus

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Health Canada is working with disinfectant manufacturers and industry associations to better inform Canadians of the products available for use to help against the spread of infections during the COVID-19 outbreak. They have put together a list of disinfectants that meet Health Canada’s requirements. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses. This means they are one of the easiest types of viruses to …

Applying for Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support

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The Government of Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support program is now closed after successfully distributing funds to over 79,596 eligible Albertans since the launch of the program, for a total of approximately $91.7 million, close to double the amount originally allocated. The Government of Alberta has announced an Emergency Isolation Support for eligible working Albertans. Those who are eligible can receive a one …

Alberta Health Services: Social Distancing Video

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Alberta Health Services has a video that introduces what social distancing is in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. The video is translated into 7 languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Punjabi, Vietnamese and Tigrinya. If you are unsure what social distancing is, please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17008.aspx to be more informed!

Income Tax Deadline Extension

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On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures to help stabilize the economy during this time. One of the measures is flexibility for tax payers. “In order to provide greater flexibility to Canadians who may be experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canada Revenue Agency will defer the filing due date for the 2019 tax returns …

Self Isolation Information

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Self isolation can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It means that you will avoid any situations where you could potentially infect other people. Avoid public transportation, social gatherings, and any public gatherings. You can ask friends and family to drop off food or any other necessities. If you need to leave your home for an urgent errand, …

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