Seniors 75+ Can Now Book COVID-19 Vaccines

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Albertans are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows. Albertan seniors born in 1946 or earlier are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to wait for your 75th birthday, however a valid ID is required to prove your age. To make appointments for your first and second doses: Book online Call 811, or Contact a participating pharmacy …

Detailed Eligibility Info for Critical Worker Benefit

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The Critical Worker Benefit is a one-time $1,200 cash payment recognizing Albertans working to provide critical services during the pandemic in the following sectors: public health-care social services education private sector Detailed eligibility and application information for the Critical Worker Benefit is now available online. Workers listed in the following private sectors are eligible to receive the Critical Worker Benefit: …

Critical Worker Benefit

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The Critical Worker Benefit is a one-time $1,200 cash payment recognizing Albertans working to provide critical services during the pandemic: This is a joint federal-provincial program of $465 million that will go to approximately 380,000 Alberta public and private sector workers. Public sector employees do not need to apply. Employers will automatically receive the payment and distribute it to their …

Video: Things You Need to Know about Filing Income Tax Returns

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Welcome to Newcomer LearningHub! In this short video, let’s learn about: filing personal income tax returns in Canada! Topics covered in this video include: Why do we pay income tax? What are the benefits of paying income tax? Who are required to pay income tax? What documents and receipts should you prepare before hand? Where to get free support for …

Plus 15 Partially Reopens as Alberta Enters Step 1

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The Plus 15 network includes 83 bridges and nearly 16 km of sheltered pedestrian walkways. In the winter months, the Plus 15 network keeps us from the extreme cold while helping us easily navigate from building to building in downtown Calgary. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Plus 15 access has been on and off since last March. Effective Feb. 8, 2021, …

Alberta Enters Step 1 to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

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Restriction changes to outdoor gatherings, funerals and personal services came into effect earlier in January. The Alberta government is very careful not to lift COVID-19 restrictions too quickly. Today (February 8), Step 1 restriction changes are officially effective. For Step 1, the benchmark to ease restrictions is 600 hospitalizations and declining. The following changes to Business and service restrictions are …

Talent Pool Job Fairs in February & March

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Talen Pool is hosting two virtual job fairs on February 24 and March 24 2021, 10 AM to 2 PM (MST). Register today and connect with employers across Alberta from the comfort of your own home: www.talentpooljobfair.com. Talent Pool is the only neutral party employment resource in Western Canada. By connecting and sharing resources that help put the right people …

Updates on International Border Testing Pilot Program

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We have mentioned about International Border Testing Pilot Program in a previous article: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/11/04/details-on-international-border-testing-pilot-program/ There have been some updates since then. As of January 7 Travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (either paper or electronic) to an airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. As of January 25 Border pilot participants must now remain in …

Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

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The global pandemic has significant impacts on youth’s mental health. The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub helps youth find accurate information and relevant resources in regard to their mental health. This hub is a partnership between the Alberta government, Jack.org and Kids Help Phone. On the website, you will find: Downloadable Educational Social Media Posts Downloadable Educational PDFs …