Hiking This Spring? Watch Out for Avalanches!

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In the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people choose to explore the beauty of nature outdoors to avoid the danger of getting infected indoors, including many newcomers to Canada. Knowing how to stay safe from avalanches during the spring season is crucial when you explore the Albertan mountains! What is an avalanche? Avalanche is when a mass of ice …

Beware of Delayed Disconnect Phone Scams

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Some Calgarians have fallen victim to fraud in delayed disconnect phone scams. Your receive a phone call on your landline phone from a scammer claiming to be from your bank. The scammer will advise you of suspicious charges on your credit card, and instruct you to hang up and immediately call the phone number on the back of your credit …

Do Not Share Your COVID-19 Client Immunization Record Online

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As more and more Albertans become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, many find it hard to contain their excitement and choose to celebrate it by posting a photo of their vaccination record on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. That’s a bad idea! Please do NOT post vaccination record online! Here’s why: If you are getting vaccinated in Alberta, …

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 …

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 …

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 …