Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …

Lougheed House 2020 Christmas Free Admission

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Lougheed House is a national and provincial historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. It was originally built in 1891 and served many different roles over its long history. Nowadays, it is a museum. Winter is here, and as we are approaching the end-of-year holiday season, expert designers have decorated the Lougheed House in festive style! To celebrate …

Details on International Border Testing Pilot Program

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The Government of Alberta just released more details on the International Border Testing Pilot Program. This program allows eligible international travellers returning to Alberta to participate in a pilot program aims to safely exploring reduced quarantine periods. In order to participate, you will need to register to participate in the Alberta COVID-19 Border Testing Pilot Program up to 5 days …

Influenza and COVID-19

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Here are some quick facts about Influenza and COVID-19: COVID-19 does not yet have a vaccine. Yes, people can have COVID-19 and influenza at the same time. Influenza compromises the body’s ability to fight other infections, including COVID-19. Influenza immunization (flu shots) can protect you against co-infection. One single case of variant Influenza A (H1N2)v has been detected in Alberta. …

Free Program for Newcomers Interested in Starting A Business

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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 …

Free Health and Wellness Leadership Program for Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Guys

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Totally Outright is a free leadership program for young gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) guys between 18-30 years of age. You’ll learn about tools you can use to take care of your own sexual health, as well as strategies to help share the knowledge with your friends and community. You will also work together amongst other participants to …

Alberta Launching Two New Immigration Streams

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta is launching two new immigration streams for international graduates: Starting October 26, the new International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is open for application for recent international graduates from Alberta’s universities and colleges. In January 2021, the Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream will open for talented international graduates from top U.S. universities and colleges. These two new immigration streams will …

Free Community Support Services for Work Permits Holders

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If you are currently living in Alberta holding a valid work permit or post-graduate open work permit, there is a free program available to support you and your dependents — Community Support Services Program run by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Whether you only plan to live and work in Alberta temporarily or aim to become a Permanent Resident in the …

Flu Shots 2020-2021 Now Available

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Alberta Health Service (AHS)’s Influenza Immunization program for 2020-2021 is now open. Starting on October 19, AHS will offer influenza immunization (also called “flu shots”) through pre-booked appointments only to children under five years of age and their family and household members. Learn more here: Flu Shots for Children under 5. If you do not have children under 5, you …