Below is a list of resources that provide you with more information on settling, living and working in Alberta. 


General and Profession-Specific Resources

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Coming to Canada

Pre-arrival services:

Pre-arrival service organizations assess the needs of families or an individual, and create a personalized plan to assist with settlement and life in Canada. These services are available to those who still reside in their home country but are preparing to move to Canada in the near future.

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"Welcome to Canada" Booklet:

The "Welcome to Canada" booklet provides essential information about Canadian geography, healthcare, laws, education, employment, housing and other relevant topics.

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Government of Canada Resources:

This Government of Canada website lists resources, services and pertinent information for new immigrants to Canada.

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Free Canadian services near you:

Newcomer services assist immigrants with a job search, language assessment, language classes, settlement and community services. These organizations can be searched by entering your postal code.

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Information on credential assessment: 

Learn the basics about credential assessment, regulated and unregulated professions, competencies and qualifications.

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Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS): 

Explore career pathways in the Alberta labour market.

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Profession-Specific Information


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta: 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) is responsible for licensing physicians in the province of Alberta. Details regarding associated processes and fees can be found on the CPSA website.

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The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is a national organization charged with the partial assessment and evaluation of medical graduates and physicians through standardized examination. 

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Physicians Apply: 

Physicians Apply provides a wide range of features and services to help medical students and graduates through the process of becoming practising physicians in Canada. It also supports fair, transparent, timely and consistent credential recognition for international medical graduates.

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The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization that provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada.

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Alberta Medical Association: 

The Alberta Medical Association advocates on behalf of physicians to support them in their financial health, well-being, and as leaders in the health care system.

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Alberta International Medical Graduates Association: 

The Alberta International Medical Graduates Association a non-profit organization dedicated to the successful integration of International Medical Graduates in Alberta. It has a variety of programs and services dedicated to supporting IMGs through the licensure process. We have exam preparation courses for IELTS and the MCC exams, application support programs, study groups, and lectures, workshops, and Lunch & Learns throughout the year on various topics.

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AIMGA - Practice Readiness Assessment:

Practice Readiness Assessment determines if an applicant is practice-ready for independent practice in Alberta. It is offered by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) will help you obtain an Independent License to practice medicine in Alberta. 

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The Alberta International Medical Graduate Program (AIMG)

The Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program is a competitive application process that uses a comprehensive assessment protocol in order to identify International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who reside in Alberta and have the clinical skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to enter an Alberta postgraduate medical residency positions in a number of disciplines at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. 

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