Immigrant Employment Councils and Networks

Immigrant Employment Councils (IECs) bring together local stakeholders to address the many challenges of integrating skilled immigrants into the labour market. IECs connect skilled immigrants to local employers with the support of other community, educational and government organizations.

Calgary: Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)

Edmonton: Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC)

Government Portals
Alberta’s official immigration website has various resources for employers looking to hire and retain immigrants.

Government of Alberta – Employment and Immigration
The official site for Alberta Immigration has information and resources for immigrants but also has sections for employers, including the province’s International Qualifications Assessment Service. Also, the Employment Support section for immigrants can be of use to employers looking for bridging programs or language training for employees.

Community Resources

Settlement Roadmap – Alberta
A searchable database of immigrant services (including settlement, languages and employment) in each province.

This website is an online directory of community services in Alberta.

211 Edmonton
211 is a three-digit phone number and website that provides information and referral to community and social services in Edmonton and the surrounding area. It also has a resource list specifically for new Canadians, which can also be helpful for employers looking to hire skilled immigrants.

211 Calgary
211 is a three-digit phone number that provides information and referral to community and social services in Calgary and the surrounding area. To search for services online, visit InformAlberta.

The Working in Canada Tool, created by the federal government, provides information on job descriptions, wages, skill requirements, language training and job opportunities based on occupation and location.