About Canada Geese and How to Avoid Conflicts with Them

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Fun facts about Canada Geese Throughout Canada, there are 11 subspecies of the Canada Goose. Canada Geese can live up to 20 years. The oldest known wild goose was a 33-year-old female. They feed on grasses but also eat garbage or compost. And in case you haven’t noticed, geese are quite comfortable in an urban environment, such in towns and …

Get Prepared for the Flood Season

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Since the 2013 flood, the City of Calgary has taken steps to reduce the city’s risk of flooding by 50 per cent! But we can’t prevent flooding entirely, because it can happen quickly with little warning. That’s why it’s important that Calgarians are ready too. You are encouraged to do the following and get your prepared for the flood season: …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Report Immigration Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. Today, as we wrap up the Fraud Prevention Month, let’s learn how to report immigration fraud. Call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060 to report: a marriage of convenience suspicious activity at the border a person who has given false information on any immigration application or a person wanted …

Book a Road Test in Alberta

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Alberta has launched a new road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe. Since January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4-6) are delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. When you search about road tests in Alberta using a search engine, such as google, you may be provided …

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 …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Common Scams Aimed at Newcomers

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We are posting a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at common scams aimed at newcomers. Scammers posing as Canadian government officials Scammers pretending to be an official may call you and accuse you of doing something wrong, …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – About Immigration Representatives

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at immigration representatives. Immigration and citizenship representatives are those that give you advice, help you choose the best program, fill out and submit your application, and communicate with …

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 …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Marriage Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at marriage fraud. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident? Have you met and fallen in love with someone from another country online or while travelling? …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Internet, Email and Telephone Scams

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at how to identify fake websites, emails and telephone calls. Who can decide to issue you a visa? Only immigration officers from one of the four below can …