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.
- Prince Edward Island invites 123 Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact candidates in first 2020 draw January 20, 2020Prince Edward Island issued invitations to immigration candidates in a draw held January 16. This is PEI’s first draw of the year. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 123 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact categories. The 110 candidates invited through the Express Entry […]Shelby Thevenot
- Manitoba issues another 249 invitations to immigration candidates with Expression of Interest profiles January 20, 2020Skilled workers both in Manitoba and abroad, as well as international student graduates, were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 249 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to candidates in the following three streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba;Skilled […]Shelby Thevenot
- Why Canada’s immigration system stands above the rest January 20, 2020Countries across the western world, whether Japan or Germany, Australia or Austria, need more immigrants to help offset the negative economic impacts of their aging populations and low birth rates. Anti-immigrant sentiment, however, has grown in prominence throughout much of the western world in recent years. There are concerns that welcoming immigrants hurts the economy […]Kareem El-Assal
- New Brunswick city hosting job fair for immigrants January 17, 2020Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The bilingual city of Moncton, New Brunswick is hosting a job fair for immigrants in hopes of connecting international talent with local employers on January 24. International students, newcomers, and prospective immigrants are invited to explore employment options in the fields of IT, finance, insurance, customer service, health, […]Shelby Thevenot
- Le Nouveau-Brunswick accueille un salon de l’emploi pour les immigrants January 17, 2020Les étudiants étrangers, les nouveaux arrivants et les immigrants potentiels sont invités à explorer les possibilités d’emploi dans les domaines des TI, des finances, des assurances, du service à la clientèle, des services de santé et d’accueil ainsi que de la fabrication. « L’an dernier seulement, nous avons pourvu 117 postes et nous cherchons à augmenter […]CIC News
- Express Entry may be an immigration option for royal couple if Meghan were the principal applicant January 16, 2020Since the news got out that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are stepping back from senior royal duties and making Canada — at least for now— their part-time home, immigration experts have been puzzling over the question: Would the Duke and Duchess of Sussex qualify for Canadian permanent residence? Several news outlets have looked at […]Noah Turner
- Ontario invites 954 Express Entry candidates with tech experience in draw held January 15 January 15, 2020Ontario has conducted a Tech Draw on January 15 inviting 954 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. Those who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the January 15 draw had Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 460 and 472. The province […]Alexandra Miekus
- Canada’s top tech jobs forecast for 2020 January 15, 2020The high demand for tech talent in Canada is rolling into 2020 as experts start to predict the sector’s outlook for the new year. Shortages in the technology sector labour market have prompted immigration programs in British Columbia and Ontario to step up recruiting efforts. In 2019 the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) extended […]Shelby Thevenot
- David’s Blog | Canadians band together after Tehran plane crash January 15, 2020Fifty-seven Canadians lost their lives after an airplane was shot down outside of Tehran last week. [Read more…]David Cohen
- Why does Canada’s federal government launch economic class pilot programs? January 14, 2020Since a 2012 reform to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Canada’s immigration minister has had the legal authority to introduce new economic class pilot programs to welcome immigrants that can help address economic and labour force priority areas across the country. Other than one exception, every new federal economic class program since that […]Kareem El-Assal
- Emergency Alert Issued in ErrorYou may have received an emergency alert about the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station on your phone on the morning of Sunday, January 12, 2020. This was issued in error by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC).
- Red and White Health Cards (OHIP) Will No Longer be AcceptedAs of July 1, 2020, red and white health cards will no longer be accepted for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) services.
- Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020 is PostponedThe Government of Canada has postponed the opening of the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020; and will not be accepting new applications until further notice.
- Fire Safety Tips for WinterOntario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management offers simple tips to enjoy a fire-safe season. With temperatures dropping ensure that festivities are both happy and safe by making fire safety a priority.
- Province Releases Guide to Co-owning a homeThe Ontario government is taking steps to help people find homes that meet their needs and their budget by providing resources to support different ways of owning a home.
- 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 requested to submit biometrics to confirm your identity as part of your visa or immigration application, you may access biometrics services at designated Service Canada locations 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.