Immigration Resources

Planning a move can sometimes feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and tools, you can make educated decisions about your move and have ongoing support after your arrival.

Planning Your Move

Federal Resources – Moving to Canada

Whether you are visiting, working, studying or planning a more permanent move to Canada, the following Government of Canada resource links will guide you in the right direction.

Immigrating to Canada – Getting Started
Applying for Citizenship
Applying for Residency as a New Immigrant
Service Canada

Provincial Resources – Moving to Alberta

To learn more about immigrating, working or living in the province, the following Province of Alberta resources will get you started.

Immigrating to Alberta Video
Alberta Workforce Opportunities
Moving to and around Alberta
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Newcomer Support

Once you have arrived in Alberta, the Palliser region helps newcomers settle into the area by providing a range of settlement and orientation programs, including translation and interpretation services, citizenship classes and information sessions through various local associations:

Global Friendship Immigration Centre Association
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (Brooks and Medicine Hat)
Saamis Immigration Services Association (Medicine Hat)
Welcome to Alberta: Information for Newcomers is a guide that provides useful information for settling, working and living in the province.

Housing Programs

For available housing options or housing assistance programs in the Palliser region, visit the Housing section or our Community Profiles.


Finding the right job for you is critical in your relocation, as such, we have developed an employment section of the website called, “Working Here”. In this section, you will find information and tools for your career search and development, as well as employment support organizations and programs.

Language Services

The diverse heritage of our residents makes our region unique and strong. As such, we welcome all cultures and want to ensure we are providing English language support services should they require them. Available resources include:

Alberta language assessment and referral
Southern Alberta Language Assessment Services
Alberta Education school-based English as a Second Language (ESL) programs

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