Newcomer Assistance Program

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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.


  • Global talent is pivoting north to Canada July 2, 2020
    “Canada is awesome.” Those were the words of Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke in a tweet addressing skilled talent that are currently prevented from working in the U.S. Lutke himself is a German immigrant to Canada who helped build Shopify into a multi-billion dollar global corporation, headquartered out of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. If this affects […]
    Mohanad Moetaz
  • 10 fun immigration facts about Canada July 1, 2020
    Canada celebrates its 153th birthday today on a holiday known as “Canada Day.” Throughout Canada’s history, immigrants have joined the country’s founding Indigenous peoples to help build a great country. To celebrate Canada Day, CIC News has put together the following list for you to discover 10 fun immigration facts about Canada: 1. July 1 […]
    Alexandra Miekus
  • B.C. holds largest PNP draw since start of coronavirus pandemic June 30, 2020
    British Columbia has invited 314 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a new invitation round held June 30. Today’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was the largest held by BC since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the second largest overall of 2020. The largest draw took […]
    Alexandra Miekus
  • Canada resumes visitor visa and eTA processing July 1 June 30, 2020
    Canada is once again processing online applications for visitor visas and electronic travel authorizations as of July 1. Though travel restrictions still apply, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is resuming processing in an effort to be proactive on future processing times, according to a media release. IRCC also notes that due to current travel […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Why Canada is extending its travel restrictions until July 31 June 30, 2020
    The Canadian border will remain closed for at least another month in an effort to curb coronavirus numbers. Canada originally implemented its travel restrictions on March 18 and they were set to expire today, on June 30. In an email to CIC News, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed that the travel restrictions will […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • What is Express Entry’s tie-break rule? June 30, 2020
    Since Canada’s travel restrictions were put in place in mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, every Express Entry draw has seen the tie-break rule implemented. The tie-break rule is used to rank candidates who have the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The candidates are ranked by the date and time their Express […]
    Mohanad Moetaz
  • New immigrants performing better in Canadian labour market June 29, 2020
    Immigrants are having better outcomes in the Canadian labour market, in some instances, they are performing better than Canadian-born workers. New immigrants are on average younger and better educated than Canadian-born workers in the labour market, according to a recent report titled, The Improved Labour Market Performance of New Immigrants to Canada, 2006-2019. Economist Kimberly […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Canada Visa Application Centres now open in these countries June 28, 2020
    In recent weeks, more Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world have been re-opening to provide services to those looking to come to Canada. VACs enable individuals to submit their biometrics as part of the requirements outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Individuals provide their fingerprints, photos, and pay a fee as part […]
    Kareem El-Assal
  • Where are Canada’s foreign workers coming from? June 27, 2020
    New statistics provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offer fresh insights on where temporary foreign workers (TFWs) have been arriving to Canada from since the start of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Canada’s TFW levels but not to the same extent as permanent residents. The data captures new work permits issued to […]
    Kareem El-Assal
  • 110,000 immigrants got PR via Express Entry in 2019 June 26, 2020
    Express Entry is becoming more popular each year. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data shows that 332,331 Express Entry profiles were submitted to Canadian immigration authorities in 2019. The total number of profiles submitted represents an increase of more than 20 per cent over the year before and shows that potential newcomers are […]
    Alexandra Miekus

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