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.
- Could Toronto become the largest tech talent hub in North America? August 23, 2019Look at the careers webpage of almost any U.S. tech giant and you will find openings in Toronto. The Amazon careers page has posted approximately 20 job openings for their Toronto location in the last 14 days alone. Microsoft is opening up a new headquarters in September 2020, expecting to add an additional 500 full-time jobs […]CIC News
- Quebec continues invitation rounds with second draw from Arrima August 21, 2019Since the launch of the Arrima system, Quebec has held two draws and invited 950 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ). Information was updated on the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) webpage on August 19. New information includes the number of candidates drawn as […]CIC News
- Second Express Entry draw in eight days sees 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence August 20, 2019An Express Entry draw took place on Tuesday, August 20, where a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with ranking scores of 457 and above. The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers. Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool and are issued […]Shelby Thevenot
- Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience August 19, 2019Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, issued 997 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates on August 15. Express Entry candidates who received an invitation were required to have work experience in one of 10 occupations, as well as a Comprehensive Ranking System […]CIC News
- Skilled immigrants: Canada is making progress toward gender equality August 16, 2019More and more women are finding themselves as the principal applicants in Canada’s Express Entry immigration process. Prospective immigrants to Canada are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to help the federal government assess and rank candidate profiles in the Express Entry pool. Figures provided in the 2018 Express Entry year-end report reveal that […]Alexandra Miekus
- Saskatchewan invites 150 candidates to apply for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams August 16, 2019Saskatchewan held two draws through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories issuing a total of 150 invitations. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) uses a unique Expression of Interest (EOI) points grid to rank candidates in its Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. The break down for Saskatchewan’s August 15 provincial nomination […]CIC News
- Prince Edward Island’s latest draw issues 143 Express Entry, Labour and Business invitations August 15, 2019The Government of Prince Edward Island sent out 143 invitations to Expression of Interest candidates in the Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories of its Provincial Nominee Program. Candidates who obtain a nomination from the province are awarded 600 additional points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an […]CIC News
- Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages August 14, 2019Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The average job vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2 per cent for four consecutive quarters, according to […]Shelby Thevenot
- David’s Blog | Admitted but Excluded— Trump Tightens Rules for Legal Immigrants August 14, 2019On Monday, August, 12, 2019, the Trump Administration, through the Department of Homeland Security, announced a major and highly controversial policy directive regarding immigration to the United States. [Read more…] © 2019 CIC NewsDavid Cohen
- Canada’s economic immigration system a ‘role model’ among OECD countries August 14, 2019Canada’s economic immigration system is the “most carefully designed” among the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation’s 36 member countries and serves as a role model for those looking to improve how they manage migration, the Paris-based organization says. According to a new report, Canada has the “largest, longest-standing and most comprehensive and elaborate skilled […]Stephen Smith
- Ontario Announces GO Transit Extensions Across the ProvinceMore GO Transit travel options across the province
- Canada Proud of Labour Immigration Policy RecognitionOECD applauds Canada on being a leader in Labour Immigration Policy
- Ontario Investing in New Long-Term Care Beds for SeniorsMore beds for seniors in long-term care facilities in Mississauga.
- CRA Outreach Program Offers Free Credits and Benefits Workshops for ClientsOutreach program free to agencies working with special groups
- Canada is Looking for Workers from the Agri-Food SectorPilot program looking to fast track agri-food sector immigrants into the country.
- How to Become a Confident SpeakerTips on how to build your confidence when presenting or interviewing.
- How do I deal with culture shock?Adjusting to a new country can be a difficult experience. It is normal to be stressed or overwhelmed when you move to a place that is different from the one you came from.
- How do I deal with racism and xenophobia?If you experience racism and xenophobia, there are a few things you can do personally to help you cope and actions you can take to hold someone accountable if you choose to do so.
- Can I apply for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) earlier than 65 Years Old?If you are eligible, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides you with an income when you retire or if you are disabled. You may also be eligible for CPP benefits in the case of a spouse or common-law partner’s death.
- What is the Age of Majority and how does it affect me?The age of majority is the age when you are legally considered to be an adult. The age of majority is different in other provinces, but in Ontario it is 18 years old.
- How can I find work if I don’t speak English well?It can be difficult to find a job as a newcomer. It can be even more difficult if you don’t speak English well. Even if you have the skills and qualifications to do a job, language barriers might make it harder for you to get hired.
- How do I pay for education and licensing in Ontario?There are different ways to get funding for education and licensing as an internationally trained professional.
- How important is it for my child to learn French in school?French and English are Canada’s official languages. All English-language schools in Canada teach French as a second language. It allows your children to learn about francophone culture and it may benefit them in the future.
- How can I get my biometrics done for my application?If you are currently in Canada and you are being sponsored or you are requested to submit biometrics to confirm your identity as part of your visa or immigration application. You may access biometrics services at many major points of entry to Canada.
- What should I know about keeping my child safe online?You cannot always know what your children are doing online, and may not be able to control everything they do on every device, website, or app. However, you can be a good example for your child, keep your house safe, and educate them about online privacy.