New to Canada?

Settlement Services at your Library

Come to the Library to and meet one-on-one with a qualified settlement agent.

Get information on many topics including:

    • English language learning
    • Employment and careers
    • Canadian law
    • Finances and banking
    • Recreation
    • Housing
    • Education
    • Child care
    • Health services
    • Transportation

And many more!


Locations and Hours

for Library branches offering Settlement Services

Central Library

Tuesdays (5th Floor) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fridays (3rd Floor) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Services offered in partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC).

Crowfoot Library

Mondays 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Services offered in partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC).

Fish Creek Library

Mondays 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesdays 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Services offered in partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC).

Forest Lawn Library

Thursdays 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Services offered in partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA).

Saddletowne Library

Fridays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Services offered in partnership with the Centre for Newcomers.

Shawnessy Library

Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Services offered in partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS).

Village Square Library

Wednesdays 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturdays 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Services offered in partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY).

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Partners:

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Group Settlement Programs at the Library

Smart Tips for Newcomers to Canada

Are you new to Canada and want basic information about life in Calgary?

  • Come for this 2-hour program that will help you get settled in the city
  • Register on our Programs and Events page.

Offered in partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC).

'Welcome to Canada' Workshops

Are you looking for information about getting settled in Canada and Calgary?

  • Topics include:
    • Calgary school system
    • Recreation
    • Health
    • Law
    • And more!


To find out what workshops are scheduled, visit our Programs and Events page.

Offered in partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation, In-School Settlement Program.

 


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Helpful Links

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