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Everyone is watching with heavy hearts what is happening in Ukraine. With many Strathcona County and area residents being of Ukraine heritage, the County stands with Ukraine and supports the Ukrainian-Canadian community. As Ukrainians begin to arrive in Canada, there are many ways for you to help or get information for those coming to Strathcona County. 

How you can help

Donate:

Offer support:


Information for Ukrainians coming to Canada

Local Support

Strathcona County

Family and Community Services (FCS) - For all supports listed below, Call 780-464-4044 or visit the FCS office in the Community Centre (Second floor, East Wing Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane). This team can call in an interpreter to translate from Ukrainian to English.

Newcomer Connector— Free events with a meal and speakers where you can connect with other newcomers and learn how to access support in your new community.

Recreation and Transit Passes*

*Available to Ukrainian individuals displaced by the conflict and entering Canada on or since Feb. 24, 2022

Solutions Navigation — Not sure where to start? This team is here to support with everything from housing concerns to childcare to getting a driver’s license. They will hear your story and learn the strengths you can lean on to move forward.

Counselling — The FCS counselling team is here to listen and come alongside you in this difficult time. No appointment is needed — call 780-464-4044 and you will be connected to a counsellor.

Strathcona County Library - The Library offers resources and classes to support new immigrants and English-language learners. The Library also hosts a settlement practitioner from the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association who can help newcomers with tasks like:

  • Finding a place to live
  • Setting up bank accounts
  • Assessing work skills and licenses
  • Helping students adjust to a new school

Other Support

General/Immigration

Health

Education

Finding Work

  • Alberta Supports Centres — Provides employment programs and services across Alberta, including job fairs, workshops, information sessions, and labour market information.
  • Alis Alberta — Provides career, learning and employment information for Albertans.
  • National Occupational Classification — the nationally accepted authoritative resource on occupations. It is used to categorize occupations in Canada by skill levels. The NOC can help you determine if your work experience is eligible under Canada’s immigration or work permit programs.
  • The Government of Canada Job Bank — The job bank has a list of current job opportunities in Alberta. To cut down on your job search time, find the jobs that match your skills and experience through Job Match.

Immigrant-serving agencies

These agencies offer services to newcomers, including help with finding a job.

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Last updated: Friday, August 05, 2022
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