Settlement in Alberta

General

 

Immigrant-Serving Agencies in Alberta¬†–¬†List of immigrant settlement services agencies throughout Alberta (from the Government of Alberta).

Inform Alberta –¬†Alberta’s provincial on-line directory of publicly funded and/or not-for-profit community, health, social, and government organizations and services is live and growing daily.

Centre D’Accueil et D’Etablissement – Serving the French Speaking immigrant community in Northern Alberta.¬†

SOS Canada 2000 –¬†A broad and vast resource offering basic information about everything Canadian. Sections on immigration, employment, education, and links of government services.

Government Services

 

Government of Alberta – Immigration –¬†Alberta Immigration can provide you with information about the immigration process for Canada and Alberta, as well as about programs and services designed to help immigrants before and after they arrive.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada РInformation for immigrants, refugees and visitors to Canada. Includes employment authorization, immigration applications, sponsorship and services available to newcomers. 

Service Canada: Services for Newcomers to Canada¬†–¬† Information about Government services for newcomers to Canada from acquiring personal documents to employment and raising a family.¬†

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program¬†– The AINP is designed to support Alberta’s economic growth by attracting work-ready immigrants to the province. Successful applicants will receive a certificate that will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process.

Health Care

 

Government of Alberta Health and Wellness РAlberta governmental site explaining how to obtain provincial health insurance and services.

Housing

 

Government of Alberta: Housing РThe Housing contributes to the inclusion, well-being and independence of lower-income Albertans through safe, sustainable and affordable housing, and assists urban communities with addressing their unique needs.  

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation РCanada’s national housing agency. Information on buying a home, renting a home, mortgages, maintaining a home, safety in the home, renovations, and more. 

CMHC Housing for Newcomers¬†– Information specifically for newcomers from Canada’s national housing agency in eight different languages. Learn about renting, owning, and maintaining a home in Canada.¬†

Craigslist РHousing rental search for various Alberta cities. 

Viewit.ca РHousing rental search for various Alberta cities. 

Rentspot РHousing rental search for the Calgary Area.

Canadian Real Estate Association’s Multiple Listing Service¬†– Property information from realtors across Canada.

Legal

 

Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center РImmigration law site features information on Canadian immigration and Canada employment placement services and visas. 

Canadian Human Rights Commission РPromotes knowledge of human rights in Canada, and to encourage people to follow principles of equality. To help reduce barriers to equality in employment and access to services. 

Canadian Law Information Рprovides Canadian law information in plain, straightforward English.

Transportation

 

Service Canada: Driver’s Licence¬†– Links to each province’s driver’s licence information page

Public Transit Systems in Alberta¬†–¬†Links to AB cities’ public transit websites.

Cultural

 

About Alberta¬†– Provides information about Alberta’s history, people and culture.¬†

Government of Canada: Arts, Culture and Heritage РLearn about the vibrant people and cultural industries that contribute to the creation of a Canadian cultural identity. 

Culture Crossing: Guide to Canada РLearn about Canadian social etiquette and culture.