Immigration

Immigration

Do you have questions that you want answered before, during and even after the big move? These links to online resources and government sites will help you with all aspects of immigration:

  • Immigration Alberta - Alberta’s official immigration website has important information on moving to the province. Their checklists specifically are excellent for planning all aspects of your new life in the province. There is also a French-language version of this site, Bonjour Alberta.
  • Career Connect - Helps newcomers upgrade/ transfer work skills, relaunch careers or enter brand new professions.
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada - The Canadian government website will give you all of the information you need to apply for immigration.
  • Going to Canada - This invaluable resource includes information on immigrating to – and living and working in – Canada.
  • Moving2Canada - a network that offers objective, independent advice on all aspects of your move.
  • Social Insurance Number - This important card is required if you want to work in Canada: all employers ask for it.
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Consulates/Organizations

Consulates

The Consular Corps of Alberta represents countries from around the world.

By using the individual country pages on the Consular Corps of Alberta website, you can learn where to apply for a visa, renew a passport, request assistance, or simply learn more about the many countries that are represented.

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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Calgary has more immigrants than any other community in Alberta, and there are many English as a Second Language (ESL) schools in the city.

Some of the more popular places in Calgary for adult ESL classes are:

Many of Calgary’s immigration support organizations also provide ESL classes, while there are programs in place for younger students within both the public and Catholic school systems.

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