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.

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 Advantage Immigration Program – The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must have skills to fill job shortages or be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta. They must also be able to provide for their families. The program is run by the governments of Alberta and Canada.

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.  

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.

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.¬†