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This is an NCAC community-based initiative committed to advancing the social and economic integration and participation of Nigerian newcomers, immigrants and refugees in Calgary.

Through the generous support of donors and program sponsors, NCAC Newcomers Assistance Program provides services that build connections, create opportunities and promote participation in our community to the increasing number of newcomers who call Calgary their home.

A unique community-based initiative created by NCAC that allows members and Non-members to donate new or fairly used unwanted items (clothes, bicycles, toys, tools) to a family that will put them to good use and keep their useful life is extended.


  • Canada extends international travel restrictions into February January 20, 2021
    Canada is extending restrictions on non-US international travel until February 21, 2021. The month-long travel restrictions extension was announced by federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair today. “Our Government will never hesitate to take the strong action needed to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19 while maintaining essential trade with our international partners,” Blair wrote in […]
    Alexandra Miekus
  • Express Entry: Canada holds 3rd draw of 2021 January 20, 2021
    Canada held its third Express Entry immigration draw of 2021 on January 20. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 374 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum score of 741. Express Entry is the main way Canada welcomes skilled workers who want to obtain Canadian permanent residence. Under the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, […]
    Kareem El-Assal
  • British Columbia issues 195 invitations in new PNP draw January 20, 2021
    British Columbia invited 195 immigration candidates through a provincial nominee program draw held on January 19, 2021. The new invitations went to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories. The minimum scores for this draw […]
    Alexandra Miekus
  • Alberta holds first draw since June 2020 January 19, 2021
    Alberta invited eligible candidates with Express Entry profiles to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in the province’s latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on January 8. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 50 invitations to candidates who may be eligible through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Invited candidates must have a […]
    Mohanad Moetaz
  • Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates in first draw of the year January 19, 2021
    Nova Scotia invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through its Labour Market Priorities stream on January 19. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not disclose how many invitations were issued in the draw. The stream is linked with Express Entry. This means that those who received invitations must […]
    Mohanad Moetaz
  • Canada now more popular than the U.S. as a study abroad destination January 19, 2021
    Both Canada and the United Kingdom have overtaken the United States as the two most popular study abroad destinations. This is according to several surveys conducted by, to better understand opinions of students on international education. Students are not significantly more interested in studying in Canada nor the U.K. than they were before, rather it is the United States’ dramatic decrease in popularity […]
    Mohanad Moetaz
  • How you can prepare for and settle in Canada if you’re arriving during the pandemic January 19, 2021
    While moving to a new country can be both an exciting and somewhat stressful process on its own, moving during the pandemic comes with its own set of unique circumstances. With the right resources and planning, you will soon be able to successfully call the vibrant cities and stunning scenery in Canada your home. Research […]
  • Survey suggests how Canada can improve economic outcomes for immigrants January 18, 2021
    Many immigrants lost their job and were not able to support themselves financially during the coronavirus outbreak in Canada, according to a new survey. Immigrants have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and not just in Canada but around the world. Migrants are overrepresented in essential services, and industries that have been hardest hit by […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Employment in Canada falls for the first time since April January 17, 2021
    For the first time since April 2020, employment fell by 63,000 jobs in December, equivalent to 0.3 per cent. COVID-19 restrictions across the country are impacting Canada’s labour market. In December 2020, 1.1 million workers in Canada were negatively affected by the economic shutdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. This number was 5.5 million […]
    Mohanad Moetaz
  • Quebec Experience Program applications can now be submitted online January 16, 2021
    Applications for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ or Quebec Experience Program) can be submitted online as of January 12 through the Arrima platform. PEQ Applicants can therefore submit their application, pay the required fees and download the required documents through the platform. Quebec has previously informed applicants that paper-based submissions may be used until […]
    Mohanad Moetaz

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