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.
- British Columbia invited 18 entrepreneurs in new immigration draw April 7, 2020The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 18 invitations to apply to candidates registered in the Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot on April 6. The minimum score requirement for this draw was 107, the lowest score for this stream since October 2019. The Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream is for experienced business people seeking a pathway […]Alexandra Miekus
- Canada still accepting spousal immigration applications despite coronavirus April 7, 2020The Canadian government has announced they will still be accepting and processing spousal and common-law sponsorship applications for partners who are both in Canada and abroad. This is good news for applicants, both inside and outside of Canada, who have not yet had an opportunity to file their applications with the Canadian Immigration authorities. As […]Kara Crudo
- Another Alberta draw requires CRS score of at least 300 April 6, 2020Alberta has invited more Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of the March 18 draw, where 136 candidates were invited to apply through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Invited candidates had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool and required […]Shelby Thevenot
- How have government services changed for Quebec immigrants? April 6, 2020Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec is still processing applications for temporary and permanent selection, though many services for immigrants have changed due to COVID-19. Immigrants holding work or study permits in Quebec may wonder how coronavirus is going to affect their application for a selection from the province. The Ministère de l’Immigration, […]Shelby Thevenot
- Quels sont les changements apportés aux services gouvernementaux pour les immigrants au Québec ? April 6, 2020Le Québec continue de traiter les demandes de sélection temporaire et permanente, bien que de nombreux services destinés aux immigrants aient changé en raison de la COVID-19. Les immigrants qui détiennent un permis de travail ou d’études au Québec peuvent se demander comment le coronavirus va affecter leur demande de sélection dans la province. Le […]CIC News
- Stay home: Travellers to Canada must quarantine for two weeks April 3, 2020Canada now has mandatory quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. These requirements differ depending on whether or not the traveller has symptoms of COVID-19. People with symptoms are not permitted to board a plane to Canada, though they are still allowed to cross the border by land. Canada has […]Shelby Thevenot
- Employer responsibilities for protecting Temporary Foreign Workers and Canadians against coronavirus April 3, 2020Canadian employers are allowed to bring temporary foreign workers into the country, but they must do their part to ensure the safety of the new arrivals and Canadian residents. It is now mandatory for all travellers to Canada to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period. They may not even stop at the grocery store on their […]Shelby Thevenot
- Express Entry Q1 2020: Big first quarter despite coronavirus April 2, 2020There were more Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in the first quarter of 2020 than there were in the first quarters of the two previous years. Though coronavirus is changing the Canadian immigration landscape, the year started off looking like it would be a big year for Express Entry. The 2020-2022 […]Shelby Thevenot
- Renewing work and study permits without flagpoling April 1, 2020As a result of Canada’s directives aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus, foreign nationals can no longer apply for a temporary visa, such as a work permit, study permit or visitor visa, by flagpoling. Flagpoling refers to a process whereby foreign nationals inside Canada go to the Canada – US border, enter the US […]Stephen Sherman
- Agri-Food Immigration Pilot launch postponed until May March 31, 2020The launch of a new Canadian immigration pilot for foreign workers in the agri-food industry has been rescheduled as the government continues its response to coronavirus. The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is now expected to be open to applicants from May 15, 2020, until May 14, 2023. The pilot was supposed to start accepting applications on […]Shelby Thevenot
- Ontario Launches Online Healthcare Worker Hiring/Matching PortalThe province announced a temporary online tool where healthcare workers can apply for work opportunities and be matched to employers in need of staff.
- Refusing to Identify yourself if Caught in Emergency Order Breach Could End in Fine or ImprisonmentNew temporary measures allow provincial police to ask to self-identify.
- Ontario Enhancing Public Reporting about COVID-19Ontario has launched a new dedicated web page and is changing how COVID-19 cases are being reported to provide a more relevant summary of data from Public Health Ontario that offers expanded information every day at 10:30 a.m.
- Ontario Prohibits Gathering of More than Five PeopleToday, the Ontario government is taking immediate and decisive action to further stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians.
- Service Canada Centres Temporarily ClosingAll in person Service Canada Centres are closed to the public. Clients can apply for critical services online.
- Beware of COVID-19 ScamsAuthorities warn Canadians about the scams that are circulating regarding the global virus crisis.
- What should I do if I suspect I have the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?Latest information sheets in various languages of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
- Who should get a flu shot?Fact sheets from the Ministry of Health on who should get a flu shot and why.
- How can I stop feeling lonely?Tips for dealing with loneliness when you arrive.
- 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.