As a newcomer to Canada, we know you have lots of questions. The library can help with some of the most common information requests that many newcomers have. We have materials, programs and people to help with:
- Finding shelter and housing
- Legal rights
- English language programs
- Education (schools, colleges and universities)
- Social networking opportunities
- Seniors programs
- Government funds
- Healthcare and health insurance
- Citizenship and immigration / sponsorship
People Who Can Help
Every branch at EPL has a Community Librarian who can help point you in the right direction.
EPL is pleased to offer Settlement Services to help newcomers. These specialists are able to help with common questions about moving to Canada and settling into a new home. This program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and is provided in partnership with the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA). Services are free for eligible clients.
To access these services visit any of these nine locations
- Enterprise Square (downtown): 780-999-6727
- Londonderry: 780-289-6002
- Mill Woods: 780-717-7704
- Whitemud Crossing: 780-442-4638
- Highlands: 780-940-0920
- Lois Hole: 780-991-8223
- Clareview: 780-457-0912
- Abbottsfield: 780-496-7839
- Calder: 780-496-7090
Contact our settlement practitioners
- Grazyna Pakos
- Sarah Odolot
- Margarita Cameron
- Jianmin Chang
- Dama Diriye
- Ruth Gitaka
- Graham Strauss
- Hayder Abed
EPL's Jobs and Education Guide
Valuable information and resources to assist with job searches and education choices. Includes information for foreign workers and test preparation tools.
- Useful Information for Newcomers to Edmonton
A list of agencies and organizations in the Edmonton area that can help newcomers.
Newcomers' Guide to Edmonton
An introductory guide to help new residents settle in Edmonton.
We have plenty of materials, programs and resources to help get you settled.
Cultural Access Pass
Are you a new Canadian Citizen? Apply today online for a FREE Cultural Access Pass that grants admission to more than 1,000 attractions across Canada. You can select any of our branches as a CAP pass pickup location too!