Health Canada Recalls Masks Containing Graphene

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Health Canada is advising Canadians NOT to wear face masks that contain graphene because there is a potential that they could inhale graphene particles, which may pose health risks. What is graphene? Graphene combines the meaning of graphite and the suffix -ene. Graphene is one of the many physical forms of the chemical element carbon. What to do now Check …

Canada to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees

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“Our new policy will ensure that more Yazidis and other survivors can be reunited with loved ones so that they can start new lives in Canada.” — the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Over 1,400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh have settled in Canada since 2017. Minister Mendicino announced a …

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A with Canada’s Top Medical Officers

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Healthy Canadians will host an online Q & A session on March 31 called “Your Covid-19 Vaccine Questions Answered” with Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada Dr. Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor at Health Canada Samantha Yammine, a …

Canada Announces More Pandemic Support

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The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, has recently introduced Bill C-25, providing an additional $7.2 billion to support urgent health care needs across Canada COVID-19 vaccine roll-out local infrastructure projects in Canadian cities and communities. The proposed funding includes: $4 billion through the Canada Health Transfer to help provinces and territories address immediate health …

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 …

Immigrate to Canada through Express Entry (EE) – Useful Links

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There are many different ways for you to legally immigrate to Canada. One of them is immigrating through the Express Entry (EE) system. Express Entry, launched in 2015 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is the application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently. Express Entry manages applications for the following three economic immigration programs: …

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 …

Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada

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Canada has recently approved the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, bring the total number of COVID-19 vaccines deemed safe by Canada’s health experts to four. The current four authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Janssen COVID-19 vaccine As of March 8, in Canada, 1,380,063 people (3.63% of the population) have received at least …

IRCC Added More Staff to Shorten Processing Time for Family Class Applications

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“Expanding the Case Processing Center in Sydney will help us reunite families and process more applications, …” — The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) To process more applications and reunite families faster, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) is expanding its Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia, including the addition of new …

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 …