Newcomer Resources

Alberta Up Close
A video commentary on the Province of Alberta and all that it offers.

Service Canada Centre
Lethbridge Office
200 5 Avenue South
t: 1.800.622.6232
Provides access to a wide range of Government of Canada informational and transactional programs and services that are very helpful to considering and undertaking a move to the Region.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Describes basic information about Canada, what you can expect in terms of moving to and living in Canada, the legal process of immigration to Canada, and pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. The website offers entry requirements tools to help make a fit between your situation and Canada's various entry categories. Numerous publications provide a variety of resources, including how to look for a job, how taxation works, and what steps you should take pre- and post-arrival.

Alberta Labour and Immigration
Information on types of immigration, and details a decision-making process:

  • before you arrive (finding a job; work options; credentials recognition; housing; English language training; money and banking, weather, maps and cities)
  • after you arrive (Alberta Health Care, obtaining a Social Insurance Number, immigrant services, the educational system, the tax system, housing, transportation, and phone, Internet and mail)
  • checklists that cover a comprehensive range of relocation information requirements for newcomers.

The website also has a comprehensive description of how to obtain work in Alberta, and elements of living (from childcare to healthcare) in Alberta critical to a newcomer (migrant or immigrant).

Alberta Learning Information Service
Contains a wide variety of information from occupational profiles to electronic student loan applications to Jobs Alberta-Canada links.

Other Links
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
Service Alberta


The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
this agency provides information on an array of occupations and maintains a list of key agencies belonging to the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada.

Directions for Immigrants
Directions for Immigrants is a no cost career service and resource centre that assists internationally educated and experienced professionals establish their careers in Alberta. Professionals from all over the world, come to Directions for Immigrants to learn about the accreditation process for their profession and how to find work in Alberta.

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – Alberta

Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Permanent Resident Card Renewal or Replacement