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One World Many Stories – Tickets Now On Sale

The Calgary Stampede isn’t the only celebration worth checking out this year! To celebrate its 30 years of service for immigrants and low-income Calgarians, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society will be hosting an anniversary gala on October 30th, 2018 entitled One World Many Stories. This event will commemorate the Society’s three decades of history and […]

CIES hosts Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

CIES was pleased to host regional representatives of the federal department for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on Wednesday, August 15 at our Forest Lawn school. Senior Policy Advisor, Mr. Abed Harb, Mr. Randall Zalazar, and Mr. Shoaib Rasheed met with CEO Dr. Sally Zhao and members of CIES’ board and management team, including Dr. Cesar […]

Ready to Teach: Skills Bridging for Post-secondary Newcomer Educators

Calling all newcomer college and university teachers! If you have an academic teaching background and you have been unable to find work teaching in Canada, you are eligible to join SAIT’s new program, Ready to Teach. Ready to Teach prepares newcomers to resume their teaching careers in Canada. The program includes a practicum placement, and […]

Newcomers Find Home at New Westwinds Centre

In response to the increasing demand for newcomer supports and accessible services, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Societyis announcing the grand opening of its third location. This new facility, located in the northeast community of Westwinds, comes at important time for the organization and community. Over the past 30 years the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society has helped over [...]

My first advice for immigrant professionals: Volunteering!

Mary Camino is a newcomer professional and enthusiastic volunteer. She is currently completing her ESL EAP training at Columbia College and is pursuing her communications career in Canada. Being a volunteer in Canada is definitely a fascinating experience. Beyond having the chance to build professional experiences, practice your English skills and contribute to your community, […]