• Register for CALL (Computer Access for Literacy Learners) today!

    CIES’ innovative new program, Computer Access for Literacy Learners (CALL) is back! CIES is now accepting applications for two new sessions, beginning November 20, 2017 at our southeast school and November 23, 2017 at our northeast school. The CALL program was developed to provide essential computer literacy skills to literacy-level, economically disadvantaged, low skilled and unemployed newcomer and Canadian adults residing in Calgary’s Forest Lawn…

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  • Canadian government releases statistics on immigration and newcomers

    Following its completion of the 2016 census, the Canadian government has released statistics on newcomers, immigration, and the Canadian population, and the results might surprise you. Here are some key points: 9% of Canadians report being or having been an immigrant or a permanent resident, which is the highest level since the immigration boom more than 80 years ago Immigrants could represent up to 30%…

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  • What is the Calgary Police Service?

    The Calgary Police Service (CPS) is a civil service agency that works separately from the Canadian government and military. Its goal is to preserve the quality of life that Calgarians enjoy by making Calgary a safe place to live, work, and visit. If you have been the victim of a crime, or see a crime in progress, you are encouraged to immediately call the Calgary…

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  • What to do while you wait to start English class (and you want to learn now!)

    The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society and other schools like it around the province provide an exceptionally high quality of English language instruction, with experienced teachers and awide variety of programs to choose from. In particular, LINC programs, including LINC, LINC Blended, and LINC Home Study, provide a certificate of achievement that can be used toward your Canadian citizenship application. With so many benefits, many newcomers…

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