Spouses, children and parents of recent immigrants will be able to join their loved ones in Canada more quickly. A new system will allow family members seeking permanent residence in Canada to apply for a temporary visitor's visa, allowing them to join their sponsor while they wait for their application to be approved.
The City of Lethbridge’s Fee Assistance program, aimed at supporting residents facing financial barriers, has expanded to include both recreation and culture activities as well as bus passes.
Starting April 18 and running for one year, Alberta’s government has established a temporary one-year driver’s licence exchange program all holders of a Ukrainian Category B (passenger vehicles) or BE (passenger vehicles with a trailer) driver’s licence.
To help low-income renters, the Government of Canada has launched a one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit. This will be a one-time payment of $500 to those who are eligible. The criteria and instructions on how to apply can be found at the link below. Information is provided in multiple languages. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.
Canada has made cannabis legally available to adults under a strict legal framework. We have also imposed tough new penalties on those who commit cannabis-related crimes, and in December 2018, those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis.