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Resources for Immigrants in Alberta


Immigrant Employment Councils and Networks

Immigrant Employment Councils (IECs) bring together local stakeholders to address the many challenges of integrating skilled immigrants into the labour market. IECs connect skilled immigrants to local employers with the support of other community, educational and government organizations.

Government Portals

AlbertaCanada.com
Alberta’s official immigration website has various resources for employers looking to hire and retain immigrants.
Government of Alberta – Employment and Immigration
The official site for Alberta Immigration has information and resources for immigrants but also has sections for employers, including the province’s International Qualifications Assessment Service. Also, the Employment Supportsection for immigrants can be of use to employers looking for bridging programs or language training for employees.

Community Resources

Settlement Roadmap – Alberta
A searchable database of immigrant services (including settlement, languages and employment) in each province.
InformAlberta
This website is an online directory of community services in Alberta.
211 Edmonton
211 is a three-digit phone number and website that provides information and referral to community and social services in Edmonton and the surrounding area. It also has a resource list specifically for new Canadians, which can also be helpful for employers looking to hire skilled immigrants.
211 Calgary
211 is a three-digit phone number that provides information and referral to community and social services in Calgary and the surrounding area. To search for services online, visit InformAlberta.

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