Thinking about an international relocation and implementing it is a complex process that requires consideration, time and researches. It brings up questions, but also answers, support and help.

The pre-arrival service of the Francophone Newcomer Center at la Cité des Rocheuses is aimed at the future Permanent Residents who are willing to anticipate and prepare their arrival, in terms of employment, housing, health, community and family life, etc. Our team offers:


-          To inform and guide you with regular and customized conversations,

-          To evaluate your needs and direct you to our specialized local partners,

-          To offer you services connected to employment and your career objectives.


In order to benefit from our services before your arrival in Alberta, please register and create a profile on


This unique portal for francophone immigrants in Canada (excluding Quebec) is a collaborative project aiming at facilitating interactions within the francophone minority communities.


After receiving your settlement plan and evaluating your needs, we will contact you to accompany you with your researches and questioning.


You will then benefit from a customized settlement plan, practical advices through social media, and a suited documentation on our private and interactive platform.


Looking forward to meeting you.


Welcome in the French-Albertan community!


Carole Bédard

Alberta pre-arrival service