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.


  • Saskatchewan holds record draw for Express Entry candidates October 18, 2019
    Saskatchewan 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, 2019
    The 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, 2019
    Prince 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, 2019
    Newcomers 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, 2019
    The 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, 2019
    Immigrant 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, 2019
    Manitoba 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, 2019
    Pour 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, 2019
    Dans 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, 2019
    Pour 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

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