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Calgary is a diverse, inclusive, multicultural city where you can quickly become part of the community.

Who are Calgarians?

Calgarians are known for being welcoming, inclusive and kind people. 

The city offers all the energy of a large metropolitan centre with the warm and welcoming spirit of a connected community. We welcome people from all over the world with open arms and unmatched friendliness. 

You’ll feel a sense of belonging instantly with Calgarians’ encouraging nature. Our character is rooted in striving to be better every day and lifting each other up. You’ll get used to conversations being sparked by Calgarians while out for errands or at community events. It’s in our DNA to be kind and lend a helping hand when needed. 

There is also an adventurous spirit that lives in Calgarians. With access to the Rocky Mountains, a short one-hour drive away, and hundreds of nature-filled parks, there is always a new path or picnic spot to explore.

More on Calgary’s demographics
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    An inclusive community

    Calgary is the third most diverse major city in Canada, home to over 240 different ethnic origins, and there are 165 languages spoken here.

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    A young city

    Calgary is one of the youngest and fastest-growing cities in Canada. The city’s population grew by 5.5 per cent between 2016 and 2021.

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    A growing city

    Calgary is the third largest city in Canada and the largest city in Alberta.

A can-do spirit lives here

We can’t talk about Calgary without nodding to the innovators and dreamers that live here. Home to curious, collaborative people, Calgary is the place where bright minds with big ideas help solve global challenges. 

Our business and entrepreneurial culture is unique. We welcome new perspectives and believe great ideas come from anywhere. Calgarians don’t shy away from rolling up their sleeves to support one another and get things done. 

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from some of Calgary’s brightest visionaries.

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Get connected in your community

Calgarians gather to celebrate and create a sense of belonging. Whether you're new to Calgary or a local looking to expand your circle, it's easy to feel connected and meet new people here. Join a like-minded community group or get active with a fitness group. Here are some places to start:

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Get involved in your community

Calgarians are community-minded. We love to give back and are enthusiastic supporters of local causes.

Did you know? Calgary region's volunteer rate and charitable donations were among the highest of major Canadian cities. Home to over 150 community associations, there are hundreds of volunteering opportunities across support programs, community safety, development initiatives, nonprofits and more.

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Does this sound like you?

If you are looking to make the move, we are ready to welcome you to Calgary.

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Experience living in Calgary

Discover an affordable, vibrant and family-friendly lifestyle in one of the top 10 most livable cities in the world.