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 …

Renting Safe Basement Suites Webinar

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Renting a basement suite can be extremely helpful when you are living on a budget. And you don’t have to sacrifice comfort! However, as a newcomer, you must learn how to protect your and your family when renting your first home in Canada. Certain safety and legal issues may arise when you rent a basement suite. The City of Calgary …

Interpretation & Translation Centre (ITC)

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Interpretation & Translation Centre (ITC) at Immigrant Services Calgary offers high quality translation and interpretation services to individuals and organizations in over 85 languages. If you are a newcomer to Canada, ITC can help you translate your personal documents including Birth Certificates Marriage Certificates Driver’s Licenses Passports Diplomas Transcripts and more! Translations are accepted by IRCC, IQAS, WES Canada, Mount …

Virtual Career Fair March 2021

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Looking for job? Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is coming back this March! What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year, in November and March. When: The upcoming VCF will be on March 25 and 26, 2021 from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT. Where: https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ Over 45 employers across Canada will be joining us with …

Register for My Account – Canada Revenue Agency

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My Account is a secure portal that lets you view your personal income tax and benefit information and manage your tax affairs online. To register for My Account, go to canada.ca/my-cra-account and select “CRA register.” * Note that before you can use this option to register, you must have filed your income tax and benefit return for the current tax year or …

How COVID-19 Benefits Impact Your 2020 Taxes

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Received COVID-19 benefits in 2020? They are considered to be taxable incomes: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)  Learn where to get tax slips for the 2021 tax season. If you received the CERB or CESB, no tax was withheld when payments …

Tax Slips for 2020 Taxes

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Where do you get your tax slips? Tax slips are prepared by your employer, your pension providers or financial institutions. If you’ve lost a slip or haven’t received one, ask your employer/payer for it. 🎥 Watch this short video to learn the basics of filing personal income tax return in Canada! For COVID-19 benefits recipients, you will receive a T4A …

Cut to the Chase

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut to the Chase. What does “cut to the chase” mean? to get to the point without wasting time on unimportant details to discuss or address important parts of a subject How to use it? “Cut to the chase” is an informal expression popular in North America. …