Canada Unveils Plan to Welcome 1.4 million Immigrants between 2023 and 2025

Lejia Feng Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Updates

On November 1, 2022, the Government of Canada announced its 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan, setting the target to welcome around 500,000 immigrants per year by 2025. The announcement signals a significant increase from the 405,000 immigrants that came to Canada last year to the 465,000 expected to arrive next year and 485,000 in 2024. It will further rise to 500,000 …

Canada accepts up to 15,000 applications for the 2022 Parents and Grandparents Program

Lejia Feng Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

On October 11, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that it will accept up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the Parents and Grandparents Program this year to reunite families. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining, and integrating immigrants who contributed to Canada. The family sponsorship program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents the option to …

Housing and Affordability Task Force Hiring Volunteers

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Volunteers

The Housing and Affordability Task Force is an exciting opportunity to bring together people who build, study and have experience living in different levels of the housing continuum, and use their experience and recommendations to improve our approaches to improving housing affordability and increasing access to affordable housing.  The City of Calgary is looking for individuals who: Work collaboratively in …

Get Ready for Calgary Stampede 2022!

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement News, Updates

Calgary Stampede is coming back this summer 2022. Dust off your cowboy boots and gather around for a ten-day long celebration that has a rich history going back over 100 years! Did you know that the first Calgary Stampede was hosted in 1912? Learn more about Stampede History here: https://www.calgarystampede.com/heritage Find your free Stampede breakfast here: https://stampedebreakfast.ca/events/ Check out the …

Celebrate Pride Month in Alberta!

Lisa C. Community, Settlement News, Updates

June is Pride Month, a celebration of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities and the progress we have made towards more equal rights for all people, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. Pride Month events in June across the province of Alberta from June 24 to June 30: Innisfail Pride Burlesque Pride Show – YYC Back Alley Pub 2022 Pride YMM Festival Panel: The …

Mandatory Mask Requirements Lifted in Alberta

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Province of Alberta has entered Step 3, the final phase of its removal of public health measures on June 14, 2022. Mandatory mask requirements were lifted. As of 11:59 PM on June 14, 2022, face coverings are no longer required while using Calgary Transit. Masking in Alberta Health Services and contracted health facilities has shifted to organizational policy. You may …

June 21, 2022: National Indigenous People Day

Lisa C. Community, Updates

In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada. Learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD). This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, …

Sign up for Calgary Swimming Courses

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News

City of Calgary is organizing summer swim lessons and certification courses. Program registration dates are: May 31: Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre and Foothills Aquatic Centre June 2: Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre and Inglewood Aquatic Centre June 7: Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre and Glenmore Aquatic Centre June 9: Thornhill …

Volunteer for Calgary’s Canada Day Festivities 2022

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering with the City of Calgary’s Canada Day celebration on July 1, 2022? The City of Calgary’s Arts and Culture Volunteer Portal is now accepting volunteer applications! You can volunteer at one of the following three locations: Fort Calgary Olympic Plaza St. Patrick’s Island You can apply for these volunteer positions: Hospitality host Information booth attendant …

Free Compost from Shepard or Spyhill Landfills April 25 – June 11

Lisa C. Daily Life

Starting April 18, book your appointment to pick up free compost from Shepard or Spyhill Landfills Free compost is available between April 25 and June 11 1 Appointment per household only Pickup location addresses: Spyhill Compost Giveaway Site: 11808 – 69 Street NW Shepard Compost Giveaway Site: 12111 – 68 Street SE Compost pick up appointments will be released in …