Invitations to Sponsor Parents and Grandparents are Now Being Sent Out

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Have you submitted interest to sponsor forms in the fall of 2020? You are now encouraged to check the email account you provided on the form, as invitations to apply are being sent out via email. This year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be accepting a record number of up to 30,000 applications under the Parents and Grandparents …

Calgary’s new Green Line LRT Moving Forward with Funding from All Three Levels of Government

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary’s new Green Line LRT is moving forward with $4.9 billion in commitments from all three levels of government: The Government of Canada The Government of Alberta The City of Calgary. This is the largest infrastructure investment in Calgary’s history. Darshpreet Bhatti has been appointed CEO of the Green Line LRT project. Construction Phase 1 will be from Shepard to …

Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Come to Canada If Certain Conditions Are Met

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Beginning September 7, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with Healthy Canadians approved COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must: be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 have received the full series of an …

COVID-19 Provincial & Territorial Resources

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans, COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans Phone number: 811 Social media:Instagram @YourAlberta, Facebook @YourAlberta.ca, Twitter @YourAlberta, Twitter @CMOH_Alberta British Columbia British Columbia COVID-19, BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @ImmunizeBC, Twitter @CDCofBC Saskatchewan Saskatchewan COVID-19, Saskatchewan Self Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @SKGov, Twitter @SKGov See the full list of …

Assistance for Canadians & PRs in Afghanistan

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently updated the different ways in which Canada is assisting the situation in Afghanistan. Canadians in need of consular assistance in Afghanistan should contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by: Phone: +1-613-996-8885 Email: sos@international.gc.ca SMS: +1-613-686-3658 Canada continues to work with our allies and partners to secure …

IRCC Special Programs Supporting Afghan Nationals

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through two special programs run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada. Eligibility criteria: you’re an Afghan national and your employment involved a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada, …

IRCC Reminder: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently posted a reminder for resettling Afghans who assisted Canada: “Avoid becoming a victim of fraud. There is no fee to be considered for the special immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Only Global Affairs Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces can identify people. Only …

Affordable High-Speed Internet for Low-Income Seniors and Families in 2022

Lisa C. Seniors, Updates

The Government of Canada has partnered with Canadian internet companies to provide affordable high-speed internet for low-income seniors and families starting in 2022. This is done through the  Connecting Families initiative. The previous Internet plan offering under Connecting Families 1.0 will also remain available when the new phrase 2.0 rolls out. About the New Phase 2.0: The Connecting Families  2.0 is introducing …