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WELCOME to the Community!

Find resources and support for a variety of needs on this page. Features include Translation Services, Immigration Services, Community Support, and Information for Service Canada. Calgary & Chestermere Community Handbooks included.

Resource Sections

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Welcome to Canada App

The Welcome to Canada app provides individuals moving to Canada or relocating to another province information on Canada, compare Canadian cities and find services near you. Available in 10 languages

Available on Google Play & The Apple Store 

Nearest Service canada

5401 Temple Dr NE Suite 116, Calgary, AB T1Y 3R7

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4pm
​​Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Community Hand books

Below will be two handbooks for further information specific to living within Calgary & Chestermere.

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Welcome to Calgary: Handbook

Created in collaboration with multiple agencies & Gateway 

This handbook includes resources and support in Calgary to help overcome challenges of moving to another country. Click the Handbook to be taken to the PDF.

Sections Include: 

  • Getting to know Calgary 

  • Living in your new community 

  • Health & Wellness

  • Education & Training 

  • Employment & Business 

  • Finance & Banking 

  • People & Culture

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Chesteremere older adults resource handbook

This handbook includes any resources and support within Chestermere. Click the Handbook to be taken to the PDF.

Sections Include: 

  • Housing 

  • Community Supports

  • Medical & Wellness

  • Food

  • Translation & Immigrant Services 

  • Community Groups 

  • Education

Housing Support & Shelters

If you are in need of housing support or need access to shelters in the area click the button below to go to our shelters & housing tab.

Local Community Agencies, Resources & Supports

Click the Agency Logos for more information on these local community services.
Southeast Rockyview Food Bank
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Rockyview Regional Handi Bus
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open to anyone who is unable to use regular transit facilities is able to use the handi bus.

Chestermere Women's Crisis Society
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Call 403-775-2927 for supports with basic needs, housing, court support & advocacy

Trellis Commons - Strathmore & Chestermere
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Early Childhood, youth, and community programs & family & caregiver supports.

Prospect's Rockyview & Wheatland Employment Services
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helps residents and employers with tools to accomplish their employment goals.

Strathmore Regional Victims Services Society
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Provides support for crisis response, court preperation, refferals, information & support, Restiution, Victim Impact Statements

Immigration Services 

Click the Agency Logos for more information on these immigration services.
Rockyview Immigration 
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Supports for Vistor Visas, Study Permits, Work Permits, Sponsorship, Provincial Nomination Program, express entry etc. 

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)
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Offers supports for immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families. Supports include settlement needs, language and employment training

Centre for Newcomers
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Offers supports for immigrants. Supports include English language program, emplyment servces, settlement services, mentorship, youth programming & Work experience.

Immigrant Services Calgary
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Connecting newcomers to services they need or finding them the right supports.

Calgary Catholic Immigration Services
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Offers support to empower and help settle immigrants and refugees in rural Alberta
Gateway
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Community partners working together to better support newcomers settling in Calgary with supports in

Additional Services

Click the Agency Logos for more information on these services.
Elizabeth Fry Society
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Immigration information and guidance to low-income women and their families. As well as guidance and navigation with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada applications.

Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation
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Provides immigrant artists and culture workers with information about connecting to the existing arts community in Alberta, employment opportunities & empower new artists.

211 Alberta
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Call 211 or click the logo to go to their website and have free confidential help finding services and support in your area.

Direction for Immigrants
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Services can help internationally educated professionals secure professional employment and gain accreditation.

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
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Get your foreign-earned credentials assessed for immigration or work and study.

CUPS
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Offers free health care and mental health services for adults, children & families in Calgary.

Translation & Interpretation Services

Click the Agency Logos for more information on these translation services.
The Interpretation and Translation Centre (Immigrant Services Calgary)
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over 85 languages, translating documents and providing interpreters to support newcomers and organizations.

Calgary Translation Services
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Offers language translation, immigrant translation, document translation. Free quotes provided for services. 

Interpretation and Translation (CCIS)
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Offers language interpretation & translation services. 

Employment & Education Support in Alberta 

Click the Agency Logos for more information on these employment & education support services.
The Immigrant Education Society 
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Services include English Language classes, employment skill building, getting settled and developing digital skills for newcomers.

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
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Provides support to immigrant and refugee youth and their families. Supports in skills development, information, knowledge and experience.

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Calgary Region Immigration Employment Council

Provides mentoring programs, employment counselling sessions and competency (cultural and skill) workshops for both newcomer professionals and stakeholders.

Equilibrium School
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Educational centre that provides english language assessments, english programs, GED prep, computer training & the LINC program for newcomers.

Making Changes Employment Association of Alberta
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Programs for individuals who identify as women for knowldge in employment & life skills, training in technology & clothing programs (dress for success & My Best Friends Closet)

Agapé Language Centre (ALC)
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Supports new Immigrants to improve their English Language Skills & community connections. 

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