Settlement Services for Newcomers

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Fort Saskatchewan Public Library PublicLibrary

Apart from books, magazines, videos and reading programs, Fort Saskatchewan Public Library also offers Settlement Services in conjunction with the Multicultural Association and community partners. Services include:

  • Information and orientation (e.g. Life in Canada, Improving English, Job Search, Money and Finance, Health Insurance…etc.)
  • Referral Services, including ESL/Language Classes, Citizenship Classes, Government Programs, Legal Services, Interpretation/Translation, Community Connections…etc.

Settlement services are available on Fridays, 10 am – 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit the Public Library’s website or contact the Settlement Practitioner at 780-392-2935.

 

Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association

MulticulturalThe Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community as well as celebrating cultural diversity in Fort Saskatchewan. It is a non-profit organization formed by local volunteers and people who were once “newcomers” from different parts of the country and the world that’s why they know what your needs are, including social and emotional needs.

The Association hosts several community events throughout the year, runs the Women’s Support Group, offers cultural workshops and programs at schools, connects newcomers to people from the same country of origin, and even provides used furniture and household items for newcomers in need. Visit their Facebook page to stay connected.

Welcome Wagon

If you are new to the neighbourhood and looking for assistance in finding your way around town, Welcome Wagon is there to help with all the civic information you may need to familiarize yourself and your family with the local community, including:

  • Letter from the Mayor
  • Local map
  • Transit information
  • Recycling information
  • Library
  • Local recreation centre
  • Newcomers club

Welcome Wagon Representatives also personally recommend local community-based businesses (i.e. grocery store, beauty salon, drug stores, hardware stores, etc) who offer gifts and services to the relocated consumer. Check out their website for more information or to register for a home visit/coupon mailing.

Other resources for new immigrants

AlbertaCanada.com is your place to find information and resources about doing business in Alberta and moving to Alberta.

Immigration and Citizenship (CIC) provides information about visiting, studying, working or immigrating to Canada. Visit their “New Immigrants” page for information about starting your life in Canada.