ALBERTA IMMIGRATION INFORMATION
Province of Alberta
Information on types of immigration, and details a decision-making process: before you arrive (finding a job; work options; credentials recognition; housing; English language training; money and banking, weather, maps and cities); after you arrive (Alberta Health Care, obtaining a Social Insurance Number, immigrant services, the educational system, the tax system, housing, transportation, and phone, Internet and mail); and checklists that cover a comprehensive range of relocation information requirements for newcomers. The website also has a comprehensive description of how to obtain work in Alberta, and elements of living (from childcare to healthcare) in Alberta critical to a newcomer (migrant or immigrant).
Provincial Nominee Program
CANADA IMMIGRATION INFORMATION
Citizenship and Immigration Canada: (Government of Canada)
Describes basic information about Canada, what you can expect in terms of moving to and living in Canada, the legal process of immigration to Canada and pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. The website offers entry requirement tools to help make a fit between your situation and Canada's various entry categories. Numerous publications provide a variety of resources, including how to look for a job, how taxation works and what steps you should take pre- and post-arrival.
In 2007, the federal government launched the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) to help individuals who plan to work in Canada to get their credentials assessed more quickly. The FCRO provides in-person and telephone services through 320 outlets across the country, as well as online.
The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials provides information on an array of occupations and maintains a list of key agencies belonging to the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada.
International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – Alberta
World Education Service
Bow Valley College in Calgary has a useful website providing steps to accreditation in a number of fields.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Alberta Learning Information System - contains a wide variety of information from occupational profiles to electronic student loan applications to Jobs Alberta-Canada links.
Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Alberta Newcomer Services
LIVE IN CALGARY
Live in Calgary provides comprehensive information about moving to, and living in, the City of Calgary.