Immigration & Visas

Canada is the second largest country in the world. Newcomers have many choices of where to live and work in this diverse country. The following websites may help you in making your decision to move to Canada.

Government of Canada

Links to information on the Government of Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) manages the application process and guides applicants through the steps to becoming Canadian citizens. CIC staff process citizenship applications, requests for proof of citizenship and searches of citizenship records.

Canadian Immigration Integration Project

The Government of Canada funded the Colleges and Institutes Canada to develop and implement the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) which prepares newcomers for economic integration while still in their country of origin. Launched as a pilot project in 2007, CIIP is now a four-year program (2010-2014) that is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

CIIP provides free pre-departure orientation to all economic class candidates, their spouses and adult dependants, while they are still overseas during the final stages of the immigration process.

CIIP helps immigrants prepare for economic success by providing information, planning and online support through partners in Canada.

 

Coming to Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

A joint effort by the governments of Alberta and Canada to help ensure that valued foreign workers sponsored by their employers can become permanent residents.

City of Edmonton

Edmonton is the heart of a region of more than a million people, offering diverse opportunities to explore sport, recreation, personal growth and wellness.

Edmonton Newcomers Guide

The City of Edmonton has produced a Newcomers Guide with assistance from Alberta Employment and Immigration. It provides information about Edmonton housing, policing, garbage collection, transportation, public transit, education, health, recreation and leisure, libraries, and municipal government.

It is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Vietnamese. For a free copy, download from the site or email: newcomersguide@edmonton.ca

Government of Alberta – Living in Alberta

A guide to potential and recently arrived immigrants about what it is like to live in the province.

Immigrate to Alberta

Alberta’s vibrant economy and excellent quality of life make it the ideal place in Canada for immigrants to find employment and business investment opportunities. Immigrants considering a new life in Alberta can access a number of useful resources to guide them through the immigration process before and after arriving in the province.

Service Alberta

If you need information on registering a car, buying a house, starting a business or looking for information about the province’s consumer protection legislation, Albertans are accessing some of the many services, products and information offered by the Ministry of Service Alberta.

Disclaimer: Some of the information and services found on this web site have been provided by external sources. ERIEC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information or services provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information or services should consult directly with the appropriate source.