How COVID-19 Benefits Impact Your 2020 Taxes

Lisa C. COVID-19, Finance, Newcomer Information, Updates

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 …

Where Should Plastic Bags Go

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! The first mass-produced plastic was invented in 1907. Since the 1960s, we largely depend on plastic in our daily life to the point that we are drowning in it. Nowadays, people are encouraged to use compostable paper bags or reusable cloth bags in place of single-use plastic bags. Every single …

Video: Things You Need to Know about Filing Income Tax Returns

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Welcome to Newcomer LearningHub! In this short video, let’s learn about: filing personal income tax returns in Canada! Topics covered in this video include: Why do we pay income tax? What are the benefits of paying income tax? Who are required to pay income tax? What documents and receipts should you prepare before hand? Where to get free support for …

Garbage, Recycling & Composting Pickup Schedule

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! The City of Calgary has a simple tool to help you find out your Blue, Black and Green Cart collection day schedule. You can also sign up to receive free pickup day reminders. Visit Find Your Pickup Day, type your address in the purple search box: Collection schedules and reminders …

Canadian Addresses

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

For newcomers, learning how to correctly write and understand English addresses is a practical skill that you need the moment you land in Canada. Today, let’s learn the basics about Canadian addresses! The structure of a Canadian address An address is made up of 5 different parts. Let’s use this address as an example: Unit 530, 910 7 Ave. SW, …

Borrow A Computer and Use It at Home

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Need a laptop to work on your resume or take online courses? You can still borrow a computer and use it at home! Our amazing staff at the Calgary Public Library locations have made it an easy process for you! How to request to borrow a computer? Visit: https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/ with your smartphone and at the upper right corner Log In …