Healthcare & French Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway Streams Closing This Week

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway will close to applications on November 5, 2021. You will not be able to submit an application once the program closes. More information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/tr-pr.html Find out if you’re eligible to apply to the health care or French pathway streams: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/trpr/eligibility.asp

Traveling with Canada’s COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. COVID-19

Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination shows your vaccination history in a standard, easy to read, format that includes your province’s or territory’s logo, the Canada wordmark and a QR code. The proof of vaccination can be used for travel within Canada and around the world. Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and …

Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

Lisa C. Daily Life, Health and wellness, Newcomer Information

How foods are regulated in Canada might be quite different from your home country. Today, let’s understand the difference between the Best Before date and. the Expiry or Expiration date. Best Before, Best By, or BF dates are about the food quality (freshness, texture, flavour and nutritional value). appear on packaged foods that will keep fresh for 90 days or …

Persons Day in Canada

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

October 18 is Persons Day in Canada! On October 18, 1929 the historic decision was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal to include women in the legal definition of “persons”. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life. Alberta’s …

Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Seniors

From September 23 to October 5, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent out invitations to selected potential sponsors who submitted their interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents in the fall of 2020. Find out if you are invited here. If you were not invited to apply for PGP, your parents or grandparents may want to apply for a …

National Truth and Reconciliation Day Event on Sep 30

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

To help reflect on and learn about the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools the City of Calgary is holding a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day event. This event will be broadcast live here and at calgary.ca/live on Thursday, Sept. 30 at noon. Wear an orange shirt from a local Indigenous vendor to show your allyship and …

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 …