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.
- Saskatchewan holds record draw for Express Entry candidates October 18, 2019Saskatchewan invited nearly 1,000 Express Entry candidates with specific work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in the province’s largest-ever Expression of Interest draw. The 986 invitations went to candidates in the federal Express Entry system who had registered a separate profile with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The SINP […]Stephen Smith
- Quebec announces additional $2.1 million to help companies recruit temporary foreign workers October 18, 2019The province of Quebec is pledging an additional $2.1 million to assist employers in their efforts to recruit temporary foreign workers. The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Jean Boulet, announced the funding on October 16. Boulet said the additional funds will be used to reimburse up […]Alexandra Miekus
- PEI invites 158 Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact candidates in latest draw October 18, 2019Prince Edward Island issued new invitations to immigration candidates in a draw held October 17. The 158 invitations went to candidates in Prince Edward Island (PEI)’s Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories. The 146 candidates invited through the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories can now apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent […]CIC News
- Newcomers buy 1 in 5 homes in Canada, Royal Lepage survey finds October 17, 2019Newcomers represent one in every five homebuyers in Canada and are projected to purchase 680,000 homes over the next five years if immigration levels to the country are maintained, a new survey commissioned by Royal Lepage shows. The online survey queried 1,500 newcomers who arrived in Canada within the last 10 years. Respondents included immigrants, […]CIC News
- New Express Entry draw invites trades candidates with scores as low as 357 October 16, 2019The Government of Canada invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores as low as 357 to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held October 16. The program-specific draw was the second of 2019 to target candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class, which is open to […]CIC News
- A perfect scorecard: Canada’s immigrants are faring much better in the labour market October 15, 2019Immigrant underemployment has been a longstanding challenge in Canada, but recent evidence runs in contrast to the negativity that often surrounds this subject. While it is true that many immigrants are working below their paygrade, which according to a recent report by the Royal Bank of Canada costs the economy an estimated $50 billion in […]Kareem El-Assal
- Manitoba invites 193 skilled worker candidates in latest draw October 11, 2019Manitoba invited 193 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held October 10. Those invited had a profile registered under Manitoba’s Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas, or International Education Stream. Manitoba has now issued 6,574 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) this year to immigration […]CIC News
- Federal leaders debate more immigration powers for Quebec October 11, 2019Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The six leaders of Canada’s main political parties squared off on immigration to Quebec and the influx of thousands of asylum seekers at its border with the United States in their last debate before the October 21 federal election. All leaders were asked during the French-language debate […]Stephen Smith
- Les chefs fédéraux débattent de pouvoirs accrus en matière d’immigration pour le Québec October 11, 2019Dans leur dernier débat avant les élections fédérales du 21 octobre, jeudi soir, les six chefs des principaux partis politiques du Canada se sont affrontés au sujet de l’immigration au Québec et de l’afflux de milliers de réfugiés à sa frontière avec les États-Unis. Tous les dirigeants ont été interrogés au cours du débat en […]CIC News
- New documentary film focuses on immigrants learning French in Quebec October 11, 2019Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Argentinean-born filmmaker Andrés Livov says the idea of making a film that tells the story of adult immigrants learning French in Montreal came to him when he was sitting in one such class himself around 10 years ago. “My experience was really special. I knew at the […]Alexandra Miekus
- Ontario Marks Fire Prevention Week 2019Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to plan and practice their home fire escape plans as part of Fire Prevention Week 2019.
- More Community Support for Seniors Across the ProvinceThe Government of Ontario is investing $3 million in more than 260 projects that will benefit seniors in communities across the province through the Seniors Community Grant Program.
- Ontario Helping to Keep Seniors Living with Dementia SafeOntario is helping families, caregivers and communities recognize the risks of dementia, be prepared for incidents, and better ensure that seniors can live safely in their communities.
- Telehealth Ontario to Include Smoking Cessation ServicesAs of October 1, 2019, Ontarians will have easy access to registered nurses and smoking cessation support through Telehealth Ontario, in combination with other services and health information already offered.
- Pilot Program to Exempt some PR applicants from ExclusionThe Government of Canada introduced a 2-year pilot project via a temporary public policy to help the immigration of certain sponsored people that may have been excluded on their family's application.
- How to Become a Confident SpeakerTips on how to build your confidence when presenting or interviewing.
- How do I deal with culture shock?Adjusting to a new country can be a difficult experience. It is normal to be stressed or overwhelmed when you move to a place that is different from the one you came from.
- How do I deal with racism and xenophobia?If you experience racism and xenophobia, there are a few things you can do personally to help you cope and actions you can take to hold someone accountable if you choose to do so.
- Can I apply for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) earlier than 65 Years Old?If you are eligible, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides you with an income when you retire or if you are disabled. You may also be eligible for CPP benefits in the case of a spouse or common-law partner’s death.
- What is the Age of Majority and how does it affect me?The age of majority is the age when you are legally considered to be an adult. The age of majority is different in other provinces, but in Ontario it is 18 years old.
- How can I find work if I don’t speak English well?It can be difficult to find a job as a newcomer. It can be even more difficult if you don’t speak English well. Even if you have the skills and qualifications to do a job, language barriers might make it harder for you to get hired.
- How do I pay for education and licensing in Ontario?There are different ways to get funding for education and licensing as an internationally trained professional.
- How important is it for my child to learn French in school?French and English are Canada’s official languages. All English-language schools in Canada teach French as a second language. It allows your children to learn about francophone culture and it may benefit them in the future.
- How can I get my biometrics done for my application?If you are currently in Canada and you are being sponsored or you are requested to submit biometrics to confirm your identity as part of your visa or immigration application. You may access biometrics services at many major points of entry to Canada.
- What should I know about keeping my child safe online?You cannot always know what your children are doing online, and may not be able to control everything they do on every device, website, or app. However, you can be a good example for your child, keep your house safe, and educate them about online privacy.