Information for Newcomers

The government of Alberta has issued the guide Welcome to Alberta for all newcomers, including temporary foreign, who have moved to Alberta and/or are interested in setting here.  The information can be found on the following link: This guide provides general information to help newcomers:


• Find a place to stay;

• Apply for Social Insurance Number;

• Register for Alberta Health Care;

• Improve English Language Skills;

• Enroll children in school;

• Find work (see note 1);

• Get a driver license;

• Stay in Canada; and

• Enjoy Canada






In addition to the information provided in the guide (page 44), in Calgary exists at list three offices that provide not only information, but also offer training/seminar for newcomers to adapt hem to the field labor in Canada. The offices are:


1. Direction for Immigrants

Address: 300 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0G5

Phone: (403) 770-5155

Hours: 8:30AM–4:30PM, Daily



2. Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)

Address: 1111 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G5

Phone: (403) 262-2006

Hours: · 7:30AM–5:30PM Daily

Province: Alberta


3. Centre for Newcomers

Address: 1010, 999 36 St NE, Calgary, AB T2A 7X6

Phone:(403) 569-3325

Hours: 8:30AM-16:30PM M-F




Additional information is shown on the following Table


Download guide

Go to web site

Go to web site

Go to web site

Social Insurance Number

Alberta Health care Insurance Plan

Driver License

Immigrant Language Vocational Assessment

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