New Open Work Permit Opportunity for International Students

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates Leave a Comment

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), has recently made an announcement: Former international students who hold or held a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will have a unique opportunity to apply for another open work permit. Those affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will be have the chance to …

Summer Leadership Program 2021 / Le programme de leadership d’été 2021

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

Un message en français suivra. / A French message will follow. The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship opportunity for young people across Canada. For the year 2021, the SLP will be a remote internship experience due to the ongoing global pandemic. The SLP 2021 internship is designed to develop learning objectives guided by supervising political staff. …

Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Employment, Newcomer Information

The Government of Alberta has relaunched the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. This offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 40%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the revenue reduction was at 30%. Employers who meet the …

Funding to help Canadians develop work skills

Michelle Mak Community, Employment, Finance, Newcomer Information

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced on November 13, the details of an investment of $1.5 billion in the Workforce Development Agreements (WDAs) with provinces and territories. This investment will help Canadians in underrepresented groups and in sectors that have been hardest hit by the pandemic (such as construction, transportation, and hospitality) quickly access supports to re-enter the workforce. This …

Free Program for Newcomers Interested in Starting A Business

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

The School of Global Access of Bow Valley College runs a training program for newcomers who are interested in entrepreneurship. The program is called: Entrepreneurship: An Introduction for Newcomers Some quick facts about this program: This program helps newcomers who identify as women develop their business ideas You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or Convention refugee with CLB …

Reducing Red Tape for Employers – Bill 32

Michelle Mak Employment, Newcomer Information, Updates

Starting on November 1, 2020, there will be a few changes to employment standards. The changes are made possible by Bill 32. This act provides employees and employers with clearer and more transparent rules promoting fairness and productivity, including rest periods and temporary layoff notices. The updates that are happening on November 1 include: Give employees least 30 minutes of …

Online Workshop – Employment Law for Newcomers

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Employment

The Calgary Public Library is hosting an online program in partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to learn about the significant Employment Standards code, inter alias, changes to averaging arrangements, rest periods, holiday pay, payments upon termination, deductions from earnings, and temporary layoff. This event is happening today, Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To register for a …

Statistics Canada Now Hiring for Working-from-Home Positions

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

Statistical Survey Operations is now hiring for interviewers to help with contact tracing efforts across Canada. Perks of this employment opportunity: flexible part-time, work from home (may be asked to return to the workplace in the future after the pandemic is over) Engaging and meaningful work assignments that benefit your community $17.83 to $21.78 per hour with possibly salary premiums …