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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.


  • U.S. tourists: Your options if you are inadmissible to Canada July 26, 2021
    Prior to the coronavirus pandemic some 15 million U.S. tourists visited Canada each year. U.S. tourism to Canada has been halted since March 2020 however it is set to resume on August 9 when Canada opens its doors to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents. While Canada is an open country, it does have […]
    Matt Hendler
  • How to apply for Canada’s new TR to PR open work permit July 26, 2021
    Canada has released the guide for how essential workers and international students can apply for an open work permit. The new instructions from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are for those who applied for the new temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) pathways. The department has published the official instructions online. Launched […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • International students still need quarantine plan at Canada border July 26, 2021
    Although Canada has begun easing border measures, having a quarantine plan is still required at the border — even if you don’t actually use it. Fully vaccinated travellers no longer have to quarantine for two weeks. Starting August 9, if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need an on arrival test unless you get […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Canada to make major changes to temporary foreign worker regulations July 25, 2021
    The Canadian government is proposing major changes to rules for temporary foreign workers, according to a recent article in the Canada Gazette. Temporary workers come to Canada under one of two paths. The first is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This stream is for companies who want to hire non-Canadians for jobs that Canadian […]
    Michael Schwartz
  • India flights to Canada: When will they be allowed? July 24, 2021
    Earlier this week Canada extended its ban on flights from India until at least August 21. The extension of the ban comes amid Canada continuing to ease its coronavirus travel restrictions for the rest of the world. Denying flights from India is extremely disruptive to both Indians and Canadians alike. India is one of Canada’s […]
    Kareem El-Assal
  • Hunting and fishing in Canada with a criminal record July 23, 2021
    With Canada opening its doors to American tourists in less than a month, many more people will be able to come. This article discusses the situation of one major tourist group. On August 9, the Canadian border opens for non-essential purposes to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. These must be fully vaccinated and have waited […]
    Michael Schwartz
  • Express Entry: CRS in new CEC draw matches 2nd lowest score July 22, 2021
    A total of 4,500 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence on July 22. Canada’s immigration department invited candidates with scores of at least 357. Candidates needed to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) in order to be invited. Also, if they had the minimum score they were only […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Saskatchewan PNP draw invites 280 candidates July 22, 2021
    Saskatchewan held a new draw on July 21, inviting 280 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The invitations went to candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically from the International Skilled Worker category. Of those invited, 84 may be eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory, and […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • PEQ : les conjoints doivent maintenant démontrer leur connaissance du français July 22, 2021
    To read this news article in English, click here. À compter d’aujourd’hui, 22 juillet 2021, les conjoints inclus dans les demandes soumises dans le cadre du Programme de l’expérience québécoise devront démontrer leur connaissance du français oral. La capacité des conjoints à parler le français doit correspondre à un minimum de niveau 4 de l’Échelle québécoise […]
    Alexandra Miekus
  • Quebec Experience Program: Knowledge of French for spouses now required July 22, 2021
    Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Starting July 22, 2021, spouses included in applications submitted under the Quebec Experience Program will have to show knowledge of spoken French. The spouses’ ability to speak French must correspond to a minimum of level 4 on the Quebec Scale of Proficiency in French for Adult Immigrants. To […]
    Alexandra Miekus

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