Newcomer Services

Newcomers in Alberta have played, and continue to play, a vital role in shaping the province’s social, economic, and cultural life.

Here, we can provide you with information about the immigration process for Canada and Alberta, as well as about programs and services designed to help you before and after you arrive.

Alberta Refugee Resettlement Grant Initiative – Call for Proposals now open

In addition to the funding originally committed, the Alberta government is designating $1 million for the Alberta Refugee Resettlement Grant Initiative to support refugee resettlement.

Eligible groups:

  • immigrant serving agencies
  • sponsorship agreement holders
  • ethno-cultural groups
  • faith-based organizations
  • municipalities
  • post-secondary institutions
  • non-profit organizations
  • community groups

Funding is available in the following streams:

  • Coordination
  • Public Awareness
  • Resettlement Services
  • Reducing Barriers
  • Language Support
  • Community Action Plans

Apply for the grant

Refugee Resettlement Grant Initiative Guidelines
Grant Application Form
Budget Sheets

Submit the grant application

Submit the Grant Application Form and Budget Sheets to:

Refugee Resettlement Grant Initiative
4th Floor, Commerce Place
10155-102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L6

Deadline is December 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Applicants’ meeting

An applicants’ meeting was held by teleconference on Friday, November 20, where questions were addressed. Please see the Q & A’s for more information.

Alberta Settlement Outcomes survey

A telephone survey was conducted in Spring 2012 with more than 1,000 adult immigrants. The survey helps the provincial government, stakeholders and service providers better understand immigrant experiences in Alberta, assess the impact of settlement and integration services, identify needs and gaps and help inform next steps.

In collaboration with our service-providing partners, we will continue to provide the support newcomers need to help them integrate successfully into their new communities.

Modified: 2015-11-25
PID: 14944