Video: Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

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Welcome to Newcomer LearningHub! In this short video, let’s learn about Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)! Topics covered in this video include: Tax-free savings account (TFSA) Who can open a TFSA? Types of TFSAs How to open a TFSA? Types of permitted investments TFSA contribution room Find out about your TFSA contribution room information in one of the following ways: My Account for Individuals. MyCRA …

Alberta Enters Step 2 – Multilingual Info

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On March 1, to further ease restriction, the province of Alberta officially entered Step 2. Multilingual Info Sheets about Step 2 provided by the Alberta Government on March 3, 2021: Arabic/ عربى Traditional Chinese/繁體中文 Simplified Chinese/简体中文 French/Français Hindi/हिंदी Korean/한국어 Persian/ فارسی Punjabi/ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Somali/Af-Soomaali Spanish/Español Filipino/Tagalog Urdu/ اُردُو Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt

Alberta Enters Step 2 to Further Ease Restrictions

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta government is careful not to lift COVID-19 restrictions too quickly. On February 8, Alberta entered Step 1 to ease COVID-19 restrictions. On March 1, to further ease restriction, the province officially entered Step 2. For Step 2, the benchmark to ease restrictions is 450 hospitalizations and declining. Updated health measures affect indoor fitness activities and public libraries: Indoor …

Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

Seniors 75+ Can Now Book COVID-19 Vaccines

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Updates

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

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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 …