Choosing your new home is a big step. Calgary offers diverse people, activities, and options to build the life you’re seeking. We’re here to help you as you begin and adjust to your new life in Canada.
At Immigrant Services Calgary, we’re on a mission to connect newcomers to the right service at the right agency, every time. We offer many services—helping you and your family settle into your new home in Calgary.
A few facts about this city:
Calgary is the sunniest city in Canada, enjoying 333 days of sunshine per year. Even on cold days, the sun shines bright.
As the third most diverse major city in Canada, over 120 languages are spoken in Calgary.
With a median age of 37.2 years, Calgary’s citizens are young and bring their energy to their communities.
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Calgary Handbook for Newcomers
Welcome to Calgary, Alberta! Arriving in a new country and community is an exciting time. The “Welcome to Calgary” Handbook was created to help you overcome the challenges of moving to another country while welcoming you with available resources to enjoy this new chapter in your life.
Legal Advice Clinics
Offered in partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance, these clinics connect low-income permanent residents and refugees with free legal advice and services from highly qualified, professional volunteer lawyers. These monthly clinics are free and offer personal consultation services on family and immigration issues.
How to book an appointment at the Legal Clinic
- Book a meeting with your Gateway Newcomer Planner by calling 403-265-1120, email us, or book a meeting online.
- When meeting with your Planner, book a time slot with a volunteer lawyer. If you need free interpretation services for your meeting with the lawyer, you can ask your Planner to book that at the same time.
- Once registered, you will be assigned a 30-minute time with the free, professional lawyer. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment and note that you will be asked to complete an evaluation form after your session.
Please note: Legal services are currently being conducted over the phone rather than in person due to the pandemic.