Virtual Career Fair October 21 – 22, 2021

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

Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is coming soon in fall 2021! What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year. When: The upcoming VCF will be on October 21 – 22, 2021, from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT Where: Register yourself at https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ Employers across Canada will be joining us with more than thousands of job …

To Split Hairs

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: To Split Hairs What does “to split hairs” mean? To find fault, to nitpick or quibble about something small and unimportant Make unnecessary, tiny distinctions between things Argue about small and unimportant details of something How to use it? Add “about…” or “over…” after it, to indicate …

How to Recycle Books

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! If they are in okay-ish conditions, donate or drop-off used books to: Little Free Library Calgary Reads Used bookstores Old and unusable books and book that are falling apart: Place in your blue cart Drop off at a community recycling depot for free How do I prepare books for disposal? …

Cut and Dried

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut and Dried. What does “cut and dried” mean? Clear and definite Done and completed Settled, decided, and unlikely to change How to use it? “Cut and dried” is used to describe a situation, solution, or plan. You can use it as a predicate adjective, which modifies …

Class 5 Road Test: Disqualifications Resulting in Automatic Fails

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Taking Class 5 road test? Avoid the following to prevent an automatic fail: Accumulating more than 75 points in a Class 5 basic or advanced test. Right of way violation Failing to yield as required and another vehicle or pedestrian is affected Traffic light violation: Failing to stop for a red light; Failing to stop for a yellow light when …

Dead plants, soil and plant pots

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Summer is winding down, and the growing season for many summer plants are ending. How do we propertly get rid of dead plants, soil and plant pots? Are any of these items recyclable? Dead Plants, leftover soil or dirt: Soil and dirt belong to your green cart as they are …

Pedestrian Push Buttons

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Many intersections in Calgary have a button marked push button to cross. At these locations, pedestrians must activate the pedestrian crossing signal by pressing the button to ensure sufficient time is given to cross the street safely. To help keep Calgarians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, The City of Calgary installed touchless push-button technology at two high pedestrian traffic locations …