All Invitations for 2020 PGP Sent

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending all the invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Didn’t receive any email? Check your invitation status by answering two simple questions using this online tool: What does your confirmation number start with What’s the second character? Congratulations if you have received the invitation in your …

New Open Work Permit Opportunity for International Students

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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 …

Invitations to Apply for 2020 PGP Program

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The interest to sponsor form was available on the IRCC website from October 13 to November 3, 2020. Since then, to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, IRCC has removed duplicate submissions randomly selected potential sponsors to invite them to apply Selected potential sponsors will be receiving invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program …

Canada Suspends Flights from the UK for 72 Hours

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

The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom. More research is needed in Canada and around the world to better understand this variant and its impacts. Given the high number of cases of a variant COVID-19 virus in some regions in the UK, starting from midnight on December …

New IRCC Public Policy Helping Stranded Temporary Workers from Trinidad and Tobago

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

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a new public policy to help agricultural workers from Trinidad and Tobago (a dual-island Caribbean nation) stranded in Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in their home country. This public policy, in effect until February 12, 2021, ensures they can maintain their legal status if they remain in Canada through the winter …

COVIDLoves.ca

Lisa C. COVID-19, Fun Facts, Updates

The Alberta Government has recently launched a website https://covidloves.ca/ to educate people how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 using humour. Visit this website to watch funny videos, read guidelines, learn whether you are at risk, and access other resources! Here are the two videos published so far: COVID loves Parties COVID loves the Holidays Explore the website: Covid Loves …

Alberta Offers Outreach Support to Communities with High Numbers of Active COVID-19 Cases

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

The government of Alberta has recently put forward new outreach supports for communities in Calgary and Edmonton with higher numbers of active COVID-19 cases and rates of infection. Calgary neighbourhoods include: Lower Northeast and Upper Northeast Edmonton neighbourdhoods include: Abbottsfield, Castle Downs, Eastwood, Jasper Place, Millwoods West, North East, Northgate, Woodcroft East, Woodcroft West Starting December 15, residents in these …

Government of Alberta Community Development Unit

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Updates

The Government of Alberta offers learning and development services to non-profit organizations, staff and volunteers, and the sector as a whole! They are currently hosting online event/workshops about the following topics: Building community capacity Collaboration and partnerships Facilitation Fund development Developing leadership capabilities Organization and board development Planning Public participation The next workshop available is happening today! The title is “Pivot …