Beware of Immigration Fraud – About Immigration Representatives

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

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 …

Calgary Public Library Reopens

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

All Calgary Public Library locations will reopen on March 10 at reduced hours, and then, on March 15 at regular service hours. Starting March 10, you will be able to enter a library location and browse the collection in person; Use study spaces; Use printing, Wi-Fi, and photocopying services; Use desktop computers and chromebooks. You will still be asked to: …

Video: Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

Welcome to Newcomer LearningHub! In this short video, let’s learn about Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)! Topics covered in this video include: Tax-free savings account (TFSA) Who can open a TFSA? Types of TFSAs How to open a TFSA? Types of permitted investments TFSA contribution room Find out about your TFSA contribution room information in one of the following ways: My Account for Individuals. MyCRA …

Alberta Enters Step 2 – Multilingual Info

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

On March 1, to further ease restriction, the province of Alberta officially entered Step 2. Multilingual Info Sheets about Step 2 provided by the Alberta Government on March 3, 2021: Arabic/ عربى Traditional Chinese/繁體中文 Simplified Chinese/简体中文 French/Français Hindi/हिंदी Korean/한국어 Persian/ فارسی Punjabi/ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Somali/Af-Soomaali Spanish/Español Filipino/Tagalog Urdu/ اُردُو Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt

Free CRA Webinars in March

Lisa C. Finance, Newcomer Information, Updates

As the 2021 tax season is in full swing, join the Canada Revenue Agency’s Outreach Team for a series of free webinars Tuesdays in March from 1pm to 2 pm. Outreach officers from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on the following topics: March 9: Benefits and Credits: The GST credit, Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Canada Workers …

Makeup and Cosmetics

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used makeup and cosmetics? Old and used makeup cases, tubes and cosmetics containers belong your black cart as garbage: Eyeshadow and eyebrow palettes Lipstick Lip gloss Mascara tubes Eyeliner and brow pencils Makeup brushes and applicators Note that brand-new (100% unused and untouched) cosmetics, skin care …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Marriage Fraud

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

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 …