Insight from a global entrepreneur Profile on Calgarians | Will Fowler
Calgary is a diverse and prosperous city in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet. Fresh air, open spaces, parks and pathways, and mountains and rivers frame this beautiful place.
With more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rockies, it’s easy to see why Calgarians enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.
But Calgary is much more than its geography. It is a place where, for generations, people have chosen to follow their dreams, build new lives, and find their place in the world.
There are several organizations in Calgary that exist to support new immigrants to the city. The following agencies provide settlement services, education and employment support, and help with integration into society:
For skilled workers looking to continue their careers upon moving to Calgary, there are a couple of assessment services that may be of interest.
International Qualifications Assessment Service
The International Qualifications Assessment Service, or IQAS, compares educational qualifications from other countries to provincial educational standards. The service issues certificates of comparison to educational standards in a Canadian province, thereby recognizing education already achieved in countries outside of Canada.
Government of Alberta – Self Assessment Test
The Canadian government has an online self-assessment test that can help you determine if you qualify as a skilled worker in Canada.