Personalized support for francophone newcomers

Moving to a new country presents many stressful challenges: language barriers, administrative procedures, finances, housing, transportation…

Therefore, our counselors are at your disposal. Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of our settlement advisors. They will offer you a free and confidential service to answer all your questions.

We will guide you and follow-up with you through a personalized program:

  • Our team will then provide individualized advice and appropriate solutions;

  • An online follow-up will be proposed to offer some information about additional services.

For any information and registration please call (403) 249-1749.

Information sessions

The Francophone Newcomers Center offers information workshops on various themes, all related to your resettlement in Calgary. These group sessions take place in French. They target the newcomers’ needs.

The workshops are organized to answer all the questions any francophone and francophile newcomers may have, including:

  • Job search

  • Housing and house insurance

  • Banking and insurance

  • Networking and socialization

  • Health, healthcare system, nutrition, and education

  • Life in Canada and Canadian values

These workshops are offered by francophone speakers and specialized services providers. Our premises are accessible to people with restricted mobility.

These workshops are free, please contact us on (403) 249-1749 to register.

Canadian Citizenship Examination

If you are a permanent resident and have been living in Canada for at least four years, you are eligible to ask for Canadian citizenship.

To become a Canadian citizen, you must take a knowledge test.

You must answer questions about:

  • Canadian values;

  • Canadian history;

  • Canadian symbols;

  • Canadian institutions;

  • Rights, responsibilities, and privileges linked to citizenship: voting rights and laws.

Registering for this examination requires preparing a file of documents. To ease the process of obtaining Canadian citizenship, the Francophone Newcomers Center offers for free:

  • Help to prepare and send your citizenship request: filling-in the form, preparing the needed documents, etc.

  • Help with understanding the guide Discover Canada: rights and responsibilities of a citizen, your tool to prepare the examination.

For any information and registration please call (403) 249-1749.

Settlement in Calgary and Red Deer areas

The Francophone Newcomers Center offers services that facilitate the integration of francophone people or families, who have recently arrived in Calgary and Red Deer. Through private meetings, we help you in various ways:

  • Information about housing;

  • Immigration administrative procedures (permanent residence, renewal of the resident card);

  • Help in obtaining a social insurance card, health card and Canadian allowance for children.

Information sessions about settlement in Canada are offered for free. Please check our calendar for future events.

For any information and registration please call (403) 249-1749.

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