Newcomers

Welcome to Edmonton and the Library! EPL has many free services, resources and materials available in 30 world languages to help you transition to and enjoy life in our city.

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People Who Can Help

Community Librarians

Every library location has a Community Librarian who can help you find the answers you are looking for.

Settlement Practitioners

We offer Settlement Services to help you with common questions about moving to Canada and settling into a new home. These services are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and are provided in partnership with the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA). Services are free for eligible clients.

As of Thursday, Sept. 16, Library Settlement Services are being offered virtually. Connect with a Library Settlement Practitioner: 780.474.8445

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Online Resources

English Language Learning

Newcomers - ELL Resources

Resume Help

Newcomers - Resume Help

Cypress Resumé Builder

An online tool that guides you in building a better resumé.

Resumé Templates

Includes simple formatted resumé templates in Microsoft Word.

Resumé Tips

Find out how to craft a high impact resumé.

Entertainment: Magazines, Newspapers & Movies

Newcomers - Entertainment

Continuing Education & Skills Upgrading

Newcomers - Continuing Education

Gale Courses

Interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders.

Learning Express Library

Practice tests and tutorial courses with immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and individualized analysis of results.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Online learning library to help you learn business, technology and creative skills from over 16,000 courses taught by industry experts.

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