New Mandatory Health Restrictions In Place for Calgary and Edmonton

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Effective October 26, 2020, new mandatory public health measures are in place for Edmonton and Calgary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 1. 15-person limit on all social & family gatherings, e.g. parties, wedding and funeral receptions, etc. 2. Wear non-medical masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in workspaces such as offices or cubicles. 3. Limit …

IRCC Resumes Some In-Person Services by Appointment

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

Over the past few months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken steps to provide virtual services where possible, but there have still been significant disruptions in their services. Beginning the week of September 21, 2020, IRCC will begin to offer some in-person services at selected offices in Canada by appointment only. IRCC will contact you to book an …

Vending Machines Selling Masks and Hand Sanitizer

Lisa C. Fun Facts, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Have you ever left home, walked all the way to a CTrain or bus station then realized you left your face mask or hand sanitizer at home? Here’s some good news — Personal protective equipment (PPE) will become more available in vending machines in public spaces across Canada! Klear Vending, a company based in Toronto has already set up four …

Alberta Government To Support Edmonton-Calgary Hyperloop

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

A round-trip drive between Edmonton and Calgary usually takes six hours. Can you imagine making it within one hour or even just 30 minutes? It might not sound so impossible with the Edmonton-Calgary hyperloop project. Canadian hyperloop company Transpod has entered a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alberta government. The government will provide some supports to the feasibility …

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing at Shoppers Drug Mart & Loblaw Pharmacies

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

To date, more than 837,649 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Alberta. If you reside in Alberta and have no symptoms of COVID-19, you can now have yourself tested in your community by booking an asymptomatic test appointment at one of the Shoppers Drug Mart and pharmacies in stores owned by Loblaw. More than 50 Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw …

CBSA Hiring Summer 2021 FSWEP Student Border Services Officer Positions

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Employment, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Summer 2021 FSWEP for student border services officers (SBSOs) is open for application! Student border services officers (SBSOs) will work with border services officers (BSOs) to determine the admissibility of people and goods to Canada; SBSOs do not carry a duty firearm and they work at international airports and mail processing centres in 19 cities across Canada, Calgary and Edmonton …

City of Edmonton – Property Tax Deadline

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Finance, Newcomer Information

The City of Edmonton in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is providing flexible payment options for 2020 property taxes. Usually, the payment deadline is June 30 but, this year, late-payment penalties on unpaid taxes will not be charged until September 1, 2020. But, if you are able to pay your property taxes by the usual deadline of June 30, you …