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Part 1: Newcomer Career Success Info Session

Part 1: Newcomers Career Success Info Session

Posted by City of Edmonton Jobs on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Newcomer Career Success Info Session: Part 1  We hosted a live-streamed information session to provide newcomers with resources and advice on how to launch a successful career in Edmonton. Presentations and testimonials from our community partners at NorQuest College (12:00), Campbell College (28:00), Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (57:34), Edmonton Regional Immigrant Employment Council (1:11:03), and Bredin Institute (1:23:06) provide insight into their services. Other topics covered are Personal Branding (1:22) and the City's Recruitment Process (1:36:05).  There are 2 Q&A sessions (48:39, 1:48:00 and Part 2 of this video below).


Edmonton is a city made rich, vibrant, and energetic by the diversity of our citizens and communities. These communities consist of over 60 cultural and ethnic groups. Edmonton's 2014 census results indicate that 26% of newcomers to the City were international migrants. Within the next 50 years, our City is expected to grow to more than 2.1 million people. Migration will account for two thirds of this growth, with one million of those people being newcomers to Canada. The City of Edmonton is committed to providing support to those that are new to our City. This includes providing resources to help individuals find meaningful employment.

Just Arrived?

Moving to a new country can be challenging. How do you go about finding housing and schools, making friends, developing networks, and obtaining a job? Whether you're already in Canada or planning to move to Edmonton from overseas, we are here to help you.

Edmonton provides a number of services to help newcomers feel welcome and settle into Edmonton more quickly.

New Resident Programs

Build Your Career:

If you have education completed outside of Canada, you may consider getting those credentials assessed:

Getting Your Credentials Assessed

Learn what your employment rights are in Alberta, Canada. Do you need help applying for a City of Edmonton position? Check out some of our valuable resources to help you with your career search:

Job Application Tips


Job Opportunities

Employment Standards and Rights

Hiring Programs

We value the education and experience that Newcomers bring to our organization.  All qualified individuals interested in joining the City of Edmonton are encouraged to apply on all open job postings.

To support Newcomers, The City of Edmonton provides opportunities, which allow Newcomers to Canada to gain valuable work experience, develop professional skills and learn about working at the City of Edmonton. We work with educational institutions like: NorQuest College, Robertson College, CDI College, and Campbell College to provide their students with opportunities to complete their work practicums. 

NorQuest College

Robertson College

CDI College

Campbell College Administrative Professionals Work Experience Program

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for NewcomersYouth Employment Skills Program: We provide up to 11 weeks of valuable paid work experience to support participants

Our Partners

The City of Edmonton works closely with external organizations, which can help you adjust to life in Canada and achieve your short and long term career and settlement goals. Together, we refer candidates to hiring teams, provide mentorship and valuable industry connections, conduct recruitment information sessions and career fairs, and we implement initiatives that contribute positively to transitioning Newcomers into the workforce.

ERIEC - Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council - An industry-led not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring immigrants are welcomed and participate in the economy to their full potential

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - A world of services for newcomers to Canada

Bredin Centre for Learning - Helps people develop skills and abilities to build a new future

Catholic Social Services - Serving and employing people of all faiths and cultures

Other Initiatives

  • Attend career fairs and employment events in our community
  • Provide information sessions on our hiring process
  • Connect candidates with external resources
  • Refer qualified candidates to Hiring Teams
  • Provide job coaching to prospective applicants
Part 2: Question & Answer Portion of Newcomer Career Info Session

Part 2: Question & Answer Portion of Newcomer Career Success Info Session

Posted by City of Edmonton Jobs on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Public Job Opportunities

Job opportunities open to the general public.

For More Information

Aly Moorji

Title Team Lead - Recruitment Outreach & Work Experience Programs and Newcomers to Canada and Multicultural Recruitment Portfolio



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