About Us

The Centre for Newcomers is a key not-for-profit resource centre for Calgary’s immigrants and refugees of all nationalities to receive settlement and integration services and information.

Founded in 1988, the Centre provides training programs and collaborative support services to promote full integration, cultural diversity, community participation and citizenship, for more than 10,000 newcomers each year.

At the Centre for Newcomers, you will find a full suite of cost-free services and programs:

Our staff offer services in more than 25 languages, including French, Amharic, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and many others.

Annual Highlights

Centre for Newcomers annual highlights
Centre for Newcomers annual highlights

Join us in making the difference!

Calgary business, community organization, or citizens can find opportunities to connect with
the Centre and our clients. 

  • Hire a newcomer - newcomers bring a breadth of education and experience that enriches
    our workplaces
  • Mentor a newcomer - Peer mentors have similar employment and cultural backgrounds to
    support others in making the transition you have already made.
  • Mentor an immigrant youth - Growing up can be tough on its own, immigrant youth have
    the added challenge of having to fit in and understand a whole new country.  
  • Volunteer at the Centre - Be part of creating a welcoming environment for newcomers to Canada.
  • Donate to the Centre - Support our essential work with newcomers.
Services for Immigrants
The Centre for Newcomers provides a variety of services to help immigrants and newcomers adjust to life in Canada and to find work in their chosen field.
Support Us
Learn how you can make a difference, by supporting the Centre's work financially
Story Gallery
Read about how the Centre for Newcomers has helped immigrants settle in Canada and find successful employment.