Services for Newcomers: Alberta

Services for Newcomers: Alberta

Welcome Alberta newcomers! Alberta is Canada’s fourth largest province. It is an area of great natural beauty from the Rocky Mountains in the west, forests of the north, southern prairies, and central parkland. There is so much to enjoy as an Alberta newcomer.

Whether you are moving to Alberta from another province or from across the world, Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Alberta newcomer resources and services targeted directly to new residents of Alberta and specific regions across the province.

Alberta Newcomer Services

Immigrate to Alberta Information Service ………. 1-877-427-6219 (within Alberta) or (780) 427-6419 (outside Alberta)
The Immigrate to Alberta Information Service provides details on immigrating to Alberta, studying in Alberta, temporary work in Alberta, federal immigration programs, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), and using provincial, national and international labour markets. For more information visit the Immigrate to Alberta Information Service website.

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
………. 780-427-2655 (Edmonton)
………. 310-0000, then 427-2655 (toll-free in Alberta)
………. 1-866-692-7057 (Northwest Territories)
………. (Country specific prefix)-1-780-427-2655 (International)
Get information on getting foreign-earned credentials assessed for immigration or work and study, and IQAS resources for organizations. For more information visit the IQAS website.

Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline ………. 1-877-944-9955
Alberta’s Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office and Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline can help temporary foreign workers, international students (with work authorization) and employers understand their rights and find solutions to situations involving unfair, unsafe or unhealthy working conditions.

Welcome To Alberta – PDF
Composed by the Government of Alberta, this comprehensive online PDF includes information for the Alberta newcomer including an arrival checklist, important information about Alberta housing, healthcare, employment, laws, and more. Click here to browse or download this document.

Regional Newcomer Services

Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Brooks
Brooks & County Immigration Services ………. (403) 362-0404
Lethbridge Family Services………. (403) 320-1589
Saamis Immigration Services Association (SISA) ………. (403) 504-1188
Palliser Economic Partnership (403) 526-7552

Calgary
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society ………. (403) 262.2006
Calgary Immigrant Educational Society ………. (403) 235-3666 (SE) or (403) 291-0002 (NE)
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association ………. (403) 263-4414
Centre For Newcomers ………. (403) 569-3325
Immigrant Services Calgary ………. (403) 265-1120
Jewish Family Service Calgary ………. (403) 287-3510
YMCA Calgary ………. (403) 537-2714

Drumheller, and Banff
Banff Settlement Services ………. (403) 762-1149
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society: Drumheller Settlement Services ………. (403) 427-1500
Settlement Services in the Bow Valley ………. (403) 762-1144

Red Deer
Catholic Social Services – Immigration and Settlement ………. (780) 424-3545
Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) ………. (403) 346-8818

Edmonton
ASSIST Community Services Centre ………. (780) 429-3111
Catholic Social Services  ………. (780) 424-3545
Centre d’accueil et d’établissement Alberta-Nord ……….(780) 669-6004
Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre ………. (780) 496-5618
Changing Together: A Centre for Immigrant Women ………. (780) 421-0175
Bredin Centre for Learning ………. 1-877-273-3461
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association ………. (780) 474-8445
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers ………. (780) 424-7709
Edmonton Multicultural Coalition ………. (780) 760-1973
Edmonton Newcomers Guide ………. (780) 496-5618
Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council ………. (780) 497-8866
Millwoods Welcome Centre for Immigrants………. (780) 462-6924
Tours and Presentations for Newcomers ………. (780) 442-5079

St. Paul, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake
Cold Lake Community Learning Centre……….  (780) 639-3134
Cold Lake Alberta Service Centre ………. (780) 594-1984
Moving to Bonnyville Info ……….  1-866-826-3496
St. Paul Friendly Welcome Program……….  (780) 645-5311
YMCA of Northern Alberta ……….  (780) 743-2970

Athabasca, Whitecourt, and Slave Lake
Family and Community Support Services Athabasca County ………. (780) 675-2623
Family and Support Services Slave Lake

Grande Prairie and Peace River
Centre d’accueil et d’établissement Alberta-Nord ………. (780) 532-0027
Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers ………. (780) 538-4452
Grange Prairie Newcomers Guide ………. (780) 538-0380
Moving To Peace River Information ………. (780) 624-1000
Peace River’s Community Services Department ……….  (780) 624-1000

Fort McMurray
Centre d’accueil et d’établissement Alberta-Nord ………. (780) 750-7779
Newcomer Interagency Network ……….  (587) 536-0216
YMCA of Wood Buffalo – Immigrant Settlement Services ………. (780) 743-2970


For all Alberta newcomers looking to live, work, and thrive in Alberta it’s important to know there are resources and services available to you.


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