The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act Comes into Effect

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Alberta continues to experience high rates of family violence that have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Today, a new domestic violence legislation coming into effect— The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act. If you feel you are at …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2B

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Starting March 30, we have entered Phase 2B. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2B include: cancer patients transplant recipients individuals with disabilities and dementia individuals with other …

Your Feedback is Needed for the Draft K-6 Curriculum

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After a year of consultations with parents, teachers, and subject matter experts. the Government of Alberta has recently updated its K-6 curriculum. Alberta’s new K-6 curriculum is founded on 4 key learning themes: Literacy Numeracy Citizenship Practical Skills Now you can take a look at the detailed overview of the revised curriculum here: https://www.alberta.ca/curriculum.aspx Your feedback is needed! Take a …

Book a Road Test in Alberta

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Alberta has launched a new road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe. Since January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4-6) are delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. When you search about road tests in Alberta using a search engine, such as google, you may be provided …

Move to Calgary through AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program)

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The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Successful applicants must either have skills to fill job shortages in Alberta, or be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta. AINP applicants may be nominated in one of the programs available under these two main streams. Click below to …

Video: How to Create My Account with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Welcome to Newcomer LearningHub! In this short video, let’s learn about a security online portal that helps you manage your tax affairs — My Account! Topics covered in this video include: What is My Account? What are the advantages of using My Account? Steps to follow when registering for My Account. * Special note: If you are a newcomer to …

Free Webinars: Alberta Employment Standards

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Are you working in Alberta? Beginning March 31, 2021, you can sign up for free webinars and learn about: the Employment Standards Code and Regulation changes from Bill 32: the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Topics include New rules for break times, deductions from earnings, general holiday pay, temporary layoffs, Alberta’s …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2A

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Right now, we are at Phase 2A, which started on March 15, 2021. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2A include: Seniors born 1947 to 1956 (turning 65 …

Alberta Expands Rapid Testing

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Rapid tests will support screening programs to reduce the spread of COVID-19; prevent outbreaks at a wide range of businesses and sectors. Thousands of additional rapid tests are being deployed to more businesses and service providers in Alberta: 325,000 tests to Suncor, Syncrude and CNRL 267,000 to long-term care, designated supportive living and hospice facilities 100,000 for a new pilot …

Alberta Hospitals among World’s Best according to Newsweek

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8 Alberta hospitals have been included on Newsweek’s recently released rankings of the World’s Best Hospitals. The list includes 6 Alberta Health Services facilities and 2 Covenant Health facilities. Alberta Health Services: Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton Royal Alexandra …