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.
- Liberals outline Canada’s immigration priorities in new Mandate Letter December 13, 2019Managing the arrival of more than a million new permanent residents and creating a new Municipal Nominee Program are among the tasks Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assigned to his new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino. These responsibilities and others are outlined in Mendicino’s Mandate Letter, which the federal government published […]Kareem El-Assal
- How to improve Canada’s Parents and Grandparents immigration program in 2020 December 13, 2019January has typically marked the opening of the window for immigrants to express their interest in sponsoring family under Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program, or PGP. However, given the challenges Canada has had managing the PGP and the recent federal election in October, it remains unknown as to when the PGP intake window will open […]Kareem El-Assal
- Quebec announces sponsorship, settlement, application fee increases for 2020 December 13, 2019Quebec will be increasing its financial support requirements and application fees for 2020 to reflect changes in the province’s average Consumer Price Index. The required settlement funds and financial capacity amounts for sponsors in Quebec will increase on January 1. Application processing fees will also go up on the same day. The change in consumer […]Shelby Thevenot
- Ontario receives additional 2019 nominations, invites Express Entry candidates December 11, 2019The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has received an additional 700 nominations for 2019 and issued 667 invitations to Express Entry candidates through its Skilled Trades Stream. The additional nominations announced this week bring the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s annual allocation under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, to 7,350. The PNP allows participating provinces […]CIC News
- New Express Entry draw issues 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence December 11, 2019A new draw from the federal Express Entry pool on December 11 produced 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the December 11 invitation round was 472. The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main skilled labour immigration categories — […]Stephen Smith
- Updated U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement maintains NAFTA’s labour mobility rules December 10, 2019The rules for professional work visas will remain unchanged under Canada’s new free trade deal with the United States and Mexico. The three countries approved updates to the agreement’s original text on Tuesday, December 10, paving the way for its ratification. Under the new agreement, the chapter that deals with temporary entry for business persons […]CIC News
- Manitoba invites another 221 foreign workers and international student graduates to apply for provincial nomination December 9, 2019Manitoba has invited 221 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held the draw on December 6, inviting candidates in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas categories and the International Education Stream. The invitations, also called Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), […]Shelby Thevenot
- International Experience Canada pools to open for 2020 season December 9, 2019The International Experience Canada (IEC) program is set to open to young adults who wish to live and work in Canada on a temporary basis. Canada was scheduled to open its various IEC pools for the 2020 season on December 9, but technical difficulties forced a delay. The IEC program allows people to experience Canada, […]Shelby Thevenot
- Alberta invites 132 Express Entry candidates in latest draw December 6, 2019Alberta issued 132 invitations to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool in a draw held December 5. The invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), went to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 400 and up. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to select eligible […]Shelby Thevenot
- Nova Scotia draws Social and Community Service Workers from Express Entry pool December 6, 2019A new draw through Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream has issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience as social and community service workers. The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia’s immigrant nominee program, the NSNP, to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with specific work experience and […]CIC News
- Province Releases Guide to Co-owning a homeThe Ontario government is taking steps to help people find homes that meet their needs and their budget by providing resources to support different ways of owning a home.
- Canada Makes it Easier to Apply for Permanent Resident Status within CanadaApplicants who receive a biometrics instruction letter will be able to give their fingerprints and photo at designated Service Canada locations across the country by appointment.
- Ontario Marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to install and test their carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019.
- Families are Encouraged to Get a Free Flu ShotOntario is reminding everyone about the importance of getting their free flu shot to protect themselves from getting the flu and spreading it to others.
- Free Online Accessibility Tools for Companies and EmployeesOntario is providing free toolkits and guides online.
- 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 requested to submit biometrics to confirm your identity as part of your visa or immigration application, you may access biometrics services at designated Service Canada locations 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.