Are you new to Canada? Do you need assistance adjusting to life in Calgary? Keep yourself informed and connected as you settle and become independent. Make your first 3 years in Canada a positive experience.
What does the program offer?
- Orientation to life in Canada
- Information and referral to community services
- Assistance in identifying and reaching your settlement goals
- Welcome events and networking opportunities
- Volunteer opportunities
- Newcomer settlement services also offered in 5 different locations
How will you benefit?
- Learn about services that can help you and your family adjust to life and settle in Canada: health care, housing, schools, recreation, employment, transportation, and banking.
- Learn the skills of day-to-day life in Calgary: dressing for the weather, shopping for affordable goods, getting to know your neighbours.
- Understand and exercise your rights and responsibilities as new Canadians
- Identify goals for your first years and take steps towards successful settlement.
- Have fun and share your stories.
- Meet new friends and make helpful connections.
- Volunteer and discover the many ways you can make a difference.
Do you qualify?
- Landed immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada for less than 3 years.
- Live-in caregivers and provincial nominees with work permit.
- Landed immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada longer than 3 years and require assistance in settlement.
How do you get started?
- Book an appointment by calling (403) 569 3325
- Tell us your preferred language for service when you call.
- If you come to the Centre without an appointment, you will have to wait until the people who have booked appointments are finished.
How should you prepare for your first visit?
- Make a list of questions.
- Bring your landing papers, permanent resident cards, passports, work permit, plus any other legal documents that relate to the immigration of the entire family.
Newcomer Settlement is delivered through the Immigrant Settlement Program (ISP). The ISP receives funding from Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Canada, and Alberta Employment and Immigration.