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.
- New PR streams now live May 6, 2021The six new immigration pathways for temporary residents in Canada opened today, May 6, at about 12:00 p.m. EST. The online portal is available at this government webpage. You can see how many people have applied so far at this link. On May 5, Canada published the application guide for the new programs, which contains […]Shelby Thevenot
- Comprehensive FAQ on Canada’s New Immigration Streams for Essential Workers and Graduates May 5, 2021Canada is launching six new permanent residence streams on May 6 at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for essential workers and international graduates currently residing in the country. Some 90,000 immigration spots will be available. All the information below is based on what is posted on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]Kareem El-Assal
- IRCC releases application guide for 6 new immigration streams May 5, 2021Canada has released the full guide for the six new immigration streams for international graduates and essential workers. The guide on the government website gives official instructions on how to apply for the new limited-time immigration pathways opening May 6 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Canada’s immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will […]Mohanad Moetaz
- Canadian immigrant labour market outcomes were improving before COVID May 5, 2021Before the pandemic, labour market performance gaps between Canadians and immigrants were either closing or remaining steady. In a recent report, Statistics Canada compared immigrant and Canadian employment and wages between 2000 and 2019. They found the outcomes differed depending on which outcome they were measuring, gender, and years in Canada. The study looked at […]Shelby Thevenot
- BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw: 84 candidates invited May 5, 2021B.C. invited 84 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on May 4. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot issued invitations to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. Invited candidates who were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories needed a minimum provincial score of 80. Find out if you’re eligible […]Alexandra Miekus
- IRCC to open new immigration streams Thursday May 6 at 12 p.m. EST May 4, 2021IRCC will begin to accept applications for its six new limited-time immigration pathways on Thursday May 6 at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed this information in a May 4 meeting with the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and other associations representing immigration lawyers and consultants. The […]Kareem El-Assal
- Marco Mendicino to discuss new PR pathways for temporary residents in Canada May 4, 2021Canada’s immigration minister is scheduled to hold a special event discussing the previously announced pathways to permanent residence for essential workers, students, and French speakers. Marco Mendicino will address the public on May 5 at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. After the minister’s remarks, media will be invited to ask questions, and there will be a […]Shelby Thevenot
- Ontario invites 102 French-speaking Express Entry candidates May 4, 2021Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Ontario invited 102 bilingual Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on May 4. Selected candidates may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. Candidates needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system with a Comprehensive […]Alexandra Miekus
- Ontario: 102 invitations envoyées aux candidats à l’immigration francophones May 4, 2021Le 4 mai, l’Ontario a émis 102 déclarations d’intérêt aux candidats à l’immigration bilingues dans le cadre du Programme ontarien des candidats à l’immigration. Les candidats sélectionnés peuvent présenter une demande de désignation provinciale dans le cadre du volet Entrée Express des travailleurs qualifiés francophones (TQF) de l’Ontario. La catégorie des travailleurs qualifiés francophones est […]Alexandra Miekus
- Quebec issues 83 invitations in new Arrima draw May 4, 2021Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec invited 83 immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection on April 29. The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) invited candidates under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) who had filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Quebec’s online registration portal, Arrima. There were two categories of […]Alexandra Miekus
- New Electricity Prices, and Bill Credits to Help you Catch up On PaymentsChanges to energy prices and new bill credit eligibilities.
- Immigration Launches Plan to Fast-Track Home Caregiver Applications6000 caregiver applicants to be processed by the end of 2021.
- Ontario Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province.
- Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring BreakAll publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools in the province are to move to teacher-led remote learning when students return from the April break on April 19, 2021.
- Province Doubles Support for Parents With New Ontario COVID-19 Child BenefitUnder this new round of funding, payments will be doubled to $400 per child and $500 for a child with special needs to help offset additional learning costs.
- What can I do if I was seriously injured by the police?How to report police brutality and abuse.
- What is a service animal?Service animals are not pets, they are working animals with a job to do.
- What options do I have for adopting a child?Adopting children happens for different reasons; regardless of your reason, there are steps to take if you are planning on blending and growing your family.
- What is foster care?There are times that a child cannot remain at home with their parent or caregiver because of serious safety concerns, this is when a child will enter the foster care system.
- How do I cope with the stress of moving to Canada?Free one-on-one therapy services to help you cope with the big change of moving.
- Benefits and Credits for Newcomers to CanadaYou might be eligible for benefit and credit payments even if you just arrived and have no income in Canada.
- What is a microloan?Microlenders offer newcomers a chance to get small loans without a credit history but come with many other benefits.
- Where can seniors get tech help?A list of free services for seniors looking to get help with how to use computers and free popular web tools.
- Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work due to caregiving responsibilities.
- Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19