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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.


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    Prince Edward Island issued invitations to immigration candidates in a draw held January 16. This is PEI’s first draw of the year. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 123 invitations to candidates in the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact categories. The 110 candidates invited through the Express Entry […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Manitoba issues another 249 invitations to immigration candidates with Expression of Interest profiles January 20, 2020
    Skilled workers both in Manitoba and abroad, as well as international student graduates, were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 249 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to candidates in the following three streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba;Skilled […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Why Canada’s immigration system stands above the rest January 20, 2020
    Countries across the western world, whether Japan or Germany, Australia or Austria, need more immigrants to help offset the negative economic impacts of their aging populations and low birth rates. Anti-immigrant sentiment, however, has grown in prominence throughout much of the western world in recent years. There are concerns that welcoming immigrants hurts the economy […]
    Kareem El-Assal
  • New Brunswick city hosting job fair for immigrants January 17, 2020
    Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The bilingual city of Moncton, New Brunswick is hosting a job fair for immigrants in hopes of connecting international talent with local employers on January 24. International students, newcomers, and prospective immigrants are invited to explore employment options in the fields of IT, finance, insurance, customer service, health, […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • Le Nouveau-Brunswick accueille un salon de l’emploi pour les immigrants January 17, 2020
    Les étudiants étrangers, les nouveaux arrivants et les immigrants potentiels sont invités à explorer les possibilités d’emploi dans les domaines des TI, des finances, des assurances, du service à la clientèle, des services de santé et d’accueil ainsi que de la fabrication. « L’an dernier seulement, nous avons pourvu 117 postes et nous cherchons à augmenter […]
    CIC News
  • Express Entry may be an immigration option for royal couple if Meghan were the principal applicant January 16, 2020
    Since the news got out that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are stepping back from senior royal duties and making Canada — at least for now— their part-time home, immigration experts have been puzzling over the question: Would the Duke and Duchess of Sussex qualify for Canadian permanent residence? Several news outlets have looked at […]
    Noah Turner
  • Ontario invites 954 Express Entry candidates with tech experience in draw held January 15 January 15, 2020
    Ontario has conducted a Tech Draw on January 15 inviting 954 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. Those who received a Notification of Interest (NOI) in the January 15 draw had Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 460 and 472. The province […]
    Alexandra Miekus
  • Canada’s top tech jobs forecast for 2020 January 15, 2020
    The high demand for tech talent in Canada is rolling into 2020 as experts start to predict the sector’s outlook for the new year. Shortages in the technology sector labour market have prompted immigration programs in British Columbia and Ontario to step up recruiting efforts. In 2019 the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) extended […]
    Shelby Thevenot
  • David’s Blog | Canadians band together after Tehran plane crash January 15, 2020
    Fifty-seven Canadians lost their lives after an airplane was shot down outside of Tehran last week.  [Read more…]
    David Cohen
  • Why does Canada’s federal government launch economic class pilot programs? January 14, 2020
    Since a 2012 reform to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Canada’s immigration minister has had the legal authority to introduce new economic class pilot programs to welcome immigrants that can help address economic and labour force priority areas across the country. Other than one exception, every new federal economic class program since that […]
    Kareem El-Assal

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