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Newcomers to Canada

Welcome to the Library! If you are new to Canada, we have many resources to support you and your family. We have Settlement Practitioners available, resources for learning English and more.

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association

Settlement Practitioner support is available in person, over the phone and online.

Get information and referrals on:
  • life in Canada
  • improving English/French language skills
  • education and training
  • employment and job search
  • housing and transportation
  • finances
  • recreation and social services
  • legal services
  • citizenship and immigration

For more information or to set up your meeting, please contact the Information Desk at the Downtown Library at 780-459-1682.

Get a Library card

It is easy to get a library card for every person in your family, and if you live in St. Albert, library cards are free!

Your library card lets you and your family borrow books, magazines, DVDs, reading kits, and more. You can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, magazines and comics from the eLibrary. You can also use online learning resources for children and adults.

Use your library card to borrow Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. This study guide will help you prepare for your citizenship test. You can also read it online.

Road to IELTS Academic Edition

The IELTS Academic exam is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. Improve your English Language skills with this popular online preparation course.