Are you or someone you know new to Canada? Calgary Public Library can help you get settled in with free programs specifically suited to the needs of newcomers. Plus, at Central Library, there is free Child Minding available for kids up to age 12 (registration is required). Learn about life in Canada, develop a new skill, and make meaningful connections in your community with these and other fall programs:
- New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women
Practice your English language skills and learn about community resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women's Association. Registration is not required.
- Homework Club for New Canadians
Students ages 6 to 17 can get help with homework, practise their English, and improve their grades. Participants must bring homework. In partnership with The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Registration is required.
- Job Desk
Meet with a trained career coach who can help with job searching, resumé and cover letter development, interview skills, and more. In partnership with Career Connection. Supported by the Government of Alberta and Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS). Registration is not required. Patrons served on a drop-in basis.
- Driving in Alberta
Learn about Alberta driver's licences, insurance policies, safety regulations, purchasing a vehicle, and more. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Registration is required.
- Settlement Services
Meet with a trained settlement agent who can provide information on immigration, citizenship, housing, employment, and more. Registration is not required. Patrons served on a drop-in basis.
Program details are subject to change; please visit our programs page for the most up-to-date information. Explore all September-October programs and register starting August 19.