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 …

Unite with Extended Family Members who are Citizens or PRs

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In early October, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced processes to support enhanced family reunification. If you want to come to Canada and visit a family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, check here to see if you are considered as an Extended Family Member

Government Update on Travel Restrictions and Support for Family Reunification

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu have recently announced that, the Government of Canada is further strengthening the public health presence at the border and enhancing quarantine monitoring; increasing the use of digital forms and processes to allow critical information to be …

CBSA Extends International Travel Restrictions to End of Oct

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that discretionary (non-essential) travel restrictions between Canada and countries other than the U.S. have been extended to October 31, 2020. If you are a foreign national arriving from a country other than the United States, to enter Canada, you must prove to the CBSA that you: are listed as being exempted from …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

What You Need to Know about Maple Syrup

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Today, let’s learn a few things about maple syrup — one of the most well-known Canadian icons! Where does maple syrup come from? Maple syrup is harvested and processed from maple trees; Holes are drilled into the trunks of maple trees so that the sap can be collected in a container; The sap is then heated and filtered multiple times; …

Use LoveYYC Pass to Support Local Businesses

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Do you live in Calgary? Are you a proud Calgarian? Tourism Calgary has a new #LoveYYC Deals Pass. Sign up for free today and get exclusive offers on Calgary attractions, hotels and restaurants! What does it include? Great deals and discounts for things to see and do, eat & drink and staycations Free and simple to use with new offers …