Government Update on Travel Restrictions and Support for Family Reunification

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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

Lisa C. COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement News, Updates

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

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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

Lisa C. Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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 …

Travel Restrictions for CoPR Holders Moving to Canada

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

Do you currently hold a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and are planning to move to Canada? Here’s what you should do when the COVID-19 travel restrictions are still in place. It depends on your situation: If your CoPR was approved after March 18, 2020 and you are travelling from the United States to settle and live in Canada, you …

PlayCity — Free App for Meeting New People

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

New in Calgary and looking to make new friends? PlayCity is for you! PlayCity is a free app that connects you with others who are interested in the same activities – from a hiking buddy to a tennis partner! Use PlayCity if you wish to: Meet others from all backgrounds that share a similar healthy interest with you; Start conversations, …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended Again until August 21

Lisa Cai Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, May and June, the restriction was extended for three times. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the two countries have recently agreed to extend the current border measures once again to keep people in both countries safe. The Canada-U.S. …