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.
- Canada extends international travel restrictions into February January 20, 2021Canada is extending restrictions on non-US international travel until February 21, 2021. The month-long travel restrictions extension was announced by federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair today. “Our Government will never hesitate to take the strong action needed to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19 while maintaining essential trade with our international partners,” Blair wrote in […]Alexandra Miekus
- Express Entry: Canada holds 3rd draw of 2021 January 20, 2021Canada held its third Express Entry immigration draw of 2021 on January 20. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 374 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum score of 741. Express Entry is the main way Canada welcomes skilled workers who want to obtain Canadian permanent residence. Under the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, […]Kareem El-Assal
- British Columbia issues 195 invitations in new PNP draw January 20, 2021British Columbia invited 195 immigration candidates through a provincial nominee program draw held on January 19, 2021. The new invitations went to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories. The minimum scores for this draw […]Alexandra Miekus
- Alberta holds first draw since June 2020 January 19, 2021Alberta invited eligible candidates with Express Entry profiles to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in the province’s latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on January 8. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) issued 50 invitations to candidates who may be eligible through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Invited candidates must have a […]Mohanad Moetaz
- Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates in first draw of the year January 19, 2021Nova Scotia invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through its Labour Market Priorities stream on January 19. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not disclose how many invitations were issued in the draw. The stream is linked with Express Entry. This means that those who received invitations must […]Mohanad Moetaz
- Canada now more popular than the U.S. as a study abroad destination January 19, 2021Both Canada and the United Kingdom have overtaken the United States as the two most popular study abroad destinations. This is according to several surveys conducted by educations.com, to better understand opinions of students on international education. Students are not significantly more interested in studying in Canada nor the U.K. than they were before, rather it is the United States’ dramatic decrease in popularity […]Mohanad Moetaz
- How you can prepare for and settle in Canada if you’re arriving during the pandemic January 19, 2021While moving to a new country can be both an exciting and somewhat stressful process on its own, moving during the pandemic comes with its own set of unique circumstances. With the right resources and planning, you will soon be able to successfully call the vibrant cities and stunning scenery in Canada your home. Research […]Scotiabank
- Survey suggests how Canada can improve economic outcomes for immigrants January 18, 2021Many immigrants lost their job and were not able to support themselves financially during the coronavirus outbreak in Canada, according to a new survey. Immigrants have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and not just in Canada but around the world. Migrants are overrepresented in essential services, and industries that have been hardest hit by […]Shelby Thevenot
- Employment in Canada falls for the first time since April January 17, 2021For the first time since April 2020, employment fell by 63,000 jobs in December, equivalent to 0.3 per cent. COVID-19 restrictions across the country are impacting Canada’s labour market. In December 2020, 1.1 million workers in Canada were negatively affected by the economic shutdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. This number was 5.5 million […]Mohanad Moetaz
- Quebec Experience Program applications can now be submitted online January 16, 2021Applications for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ or Quebec Experience Program) can be submitted online as of January 12 through the Arrima platform. PEQ Applicants can therefore submit their application, pay the required fees and download the required documents through the platform. Quebec has previously informed applicants that paper-based submissions may be used until […]Mohanad Moetaz
- Statistics Canada Hiring for the 2021 CensusExciting opportunity to work for Statistics Canada, you can earn money while you learn about Canada's population.
- Ontario Temporarily Pauses Residential EvictionsOntario has issued an emergency order to temporarily pause the enforcement of residential evictions and ensure people are not forced to leave their homes during the provincial declaration of emergency and while the stay-at-home-order is in force.
- Ontario Issues New Emergency Stay-at-Home OrderNew COVID emergency measures for the people of Ontario.
- Canada Announces New Policy to Help Former International StudentsForeign nationals in Canada affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will have an opportunity to apply for another open work permit. These will be valid for 18 months and allow former international students to remain in Canada.
- Ontario Extends Teacher-Led Online LearningIn response to increasing community transmission of COVID-19, in-person learning will be deferred in Southern Ontario, which aligns with the planned return of in-person learning for secondary school students in these regions.
- What does the resettlement process look like for sponsored refugees?It is important to keep in mind that a person cannot apply directly to the government of Canada for resettlement as a refugee.
- What is an AMBER Alert?The AMBER Alert system is set up to give you immediate and up-to-date information about child abduction (kidnapping) in your area.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Fact SheetHealth Canada has authorized the use of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have been tested in large clinical trials to ensure they meet safety standards, and both have been licensed and approved by Health Canada.
- What can I do to feel less stressed during challenging times?Multilingual videos and tip sheets on mental health support on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Why should I wear a mask or face covering?The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home and avoiding close contact with others outside of your household. When you do go out, you must use a face covering in public indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.
- Do I have to use ArriveCAN?All travelers, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, are required to provide contact and quarantine information when arriving in Canada through ArriveCAN.
- Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus with prevention measures. This article contains information from Toronto Public Heath.
- Ontario Begins COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramThe Ontario government has developed a three-phase plan to receive, store, and administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Ontario residents as soon as they are received.
- My child was diagnosed with a disability, what do I do next?Steps you can take to find help for your child with special needs.
- How do I isolate at home with COVID-19?Isolation means staying at home when you are waiting for your test results or you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. It is currently mandatory for you to isolate yourself if you return from travel outside Canada.