Important Things to Know if you’re Visiting Calgary

Important Things to Know if you’re Visiting Calgary

Are you visiting Calgary, Alberta Canada? Here are a few important things to know about Calgary and interesting facts to prepare you for visiting or living in Alberta, the Canadian province.

-Are Latinos living in Calgary, also Hispanic?
Hispanic or Latino refers to a person of Mexican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

-I’m visiting Canada, which are the Canadian provinces?
Canada has 10 provinces 3 territories. The provinces are Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia. The three territories are Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

-What is the legal age to move out of your parents in Alberta
Once you are 18 you can leave home because you have reached the age of majority and are legally responsible for yourself. If you are between 16 and 18, and you are at risk when at home, you can make a Custody Agreement for Youth with Alberta Children and Youth Services. This is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

-Where is Calgary, Alberta?
Calgary is a city found in Alberta, Canada. Calgary has a population of 1,237,656 making it the biggest city in Alberta. The top 10 population cities in Alberta are Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Airdrie, Spruce Grove and Leduc.

-What is Calgary’s 3-letter code or abbreviation?
It is YYC

-What does Alert Ready means in Alberta?
Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio.

-Are you renting a “Basement Suite?
A basement suite is located in the basement. Basement suites must have their own kitchen, bathroom, living area and entrance to qualify as a separate unit

-How many are Intersection Safety Cameras installed throughout the city of Calgary?
Currently, there are 51 Intersection Safety Cameras throughout the city of Calgary that enforce speed and red light violations. View  the current camera locations.

-What is an RSP in Canada?
A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) is an investment account designed primarily for saving for your retirement years.

-Does Canadians can withdraw money from my RSP at any time?
Although an RSP is more effective as a long-term investment, you may withdraw all or part of it at any time.* RSP withdrawals are subject to tax and the terms of the investment you choose.

-What is Children’s Day for the Latin American community?
The General Assembly of the United Nations met with the sole idea of reaffirming the universal rights of the child, and for it to be celebrated in each country of the world. In Calgary, a carnival is organized by the Mexican Association CALMECA

-Plastics to put in the Calgary blue recycling bin: What the Numbers Mean?
Plastic #1: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) …
Plastic #2: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) …
Plastic #3: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) …
Plastic #4: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) …
Plastic #5: Polypropylene (PP) …
Plastic #6: Polystyrene (PS) …
Plastic #7: Other/Mix of several plastics.

-Where can I look for a Job in Calgary, AB Canada?
Start your job search at: Alberta Job Centre. Or if you need to get help writing your resume, cover letter or learn how to connect and prepare your interview and check the job search resources and labor market information, go to Immigrant Orientation