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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.


  • 11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot June 14, 2019
    The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.  The pilot is designed to help smaller rural and remote communities attract foreign workers of various skill levels and provide them with permanent residence. Canada’s rural communities employ over four million […]
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  • Toronto Raptors NBA championship a big win for Canadian immigration June 14, 2019
    A Canadian team made up mainly of foreign players and cheered on by thousands of immigrants is now the best in professional basketball.  Last night saw the Toronto Raptors take their first National Basketball Association (NBA) title by defeating the six-time champion Golden State Warriors in six games. The Raptors’ championship run garnered almost as […]
    Stephen Smith
  • Canada’s Global Talent Stream: Nearly 24,000 visas granted in 2 years June 14, 2019
    The Government of Canada this week marked the two-year anniversary of its Global Skills Strategy, which has welcomed nearly 24,000 highly skilled foreign workers through its flagship Global Talent Stream.  The Global Talent Stream provides Canadian employers with easier access to temporary foreign workers with experience in 13 occupational categories in fields such as Information […]
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  • Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019 June 13, 2019
    Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019 with the highest number of unfilled jobs reported in Quebec, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in a new update.  The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during […]
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  • New Express Entry draw sees cut-off score decrease by 5 points June 12, 2019
    A new Express Entry draw held June 12 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The cut-off score in today’s draw was 465, a five-point decrease from the previous draw’s minimum score of 470. Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience […]
    Stephen Smith
  • Manitoba invites skilled workers and international graduates in June 7 draw June 10, 2019
    Manitoba issued 209 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to immigration candidates in a draw held June 7.  The invitations, known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams. Invitations issued in the June 7 […]
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  • Recent immigrants reached new employment high in 2018 June 10, 2019
    The employment rate among recent immigrants between the ages of 25 and 54 reached a 12-year high in 2018, The Canadian Press is reporting.  The news agency obtained a federal Finance Ministry memo from January that says the employment rate for immigrants in this age group who landed in Canada less than five years prior […]
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  • Immigration to Quebec could reach 52,500 by 2022 June 7, 2019
    Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Immigration levels to Quebec could reach 52,500 in 2022 under new proposals introduced by the province’s government on June 7.  This would translate to an increase of 10,500 newcomers to Quebec from this year’s maximum of 42,000 and mark an approximate return to the immigration level that was […]
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  • Le nombre de personnes immigrantes au Québec pourrait atteindre 52,500 d’ici 2022 June 7, 2019
    L’immigration au Québec pourrait attendre le seuil de 52,500 en 2022 en vertu des nouvelles orientations proposées par le gouvernement de la province le 7 juin dernier.  Cela se traduirait par une augmentation de 10,500 nouveaux arrivants au Québec par rapport au maximum de 42,000 de cette année et un retour approximatif au niveau d’immigration […]
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  • Saskatchewan holds new draws for Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates June 7, 2019
    Saskatchewan issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to 426 candidates in its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories in a draw held June 6.  A total of 342 candidates in the Occupation In-Demand sub-category received invitations in this draw and the remaining 84 went to Express Entry candidates. In order to […]
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