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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.


  • Liberals outline Canada’s immigration priorities in new Mandate Letter December 13, 2019
    Managing 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, 2019
    January 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, 2019
    Quebec 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, 2019
    The 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, 2019
    A 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, 2019
    The 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, 2019
    Manitoba 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, 2019
    The 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, 2019
    Alberta 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, 2019
    A 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

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