When You First Arrive
Visit the Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre, located in City Hall. You will receive assistance (available in over 150 languages) with:
- Registering with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan so you will be protected against medical expenses. (And other health and social services).
- Applying for a Social Insurance Number, which you need to be able to start working.
- Opening an account at a financial institution such as a bank, credit union, or Alberta Treasury Branch.
- Registering you and/or your children for school.
See the Arrival Checklist (government of Alberta) for more information and resources about relocating.