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Information for newcomers

Are you new to Canada? There are many City services and community supports here to help you. Use the information on this page to get started!

Learn about healthcare

Find mental health support

Airdrie's bus and transit service

Learn about low income supports and subsidies

Getting settled

Welcoming Airdrie is a community group that provides opportunities and resources for newcomers.

Rocky View Immigrant Services provides newcomers, immigrants and refugees with settlement and integration services in Airdrie and neighbouring communities.

Immigrant serving agencies

There are many organizations that can support you in Airdrie. You can view the full list of Airdrie social support programs and services, or read more about the organizations and programs serving newcomers below.

Airdrie Public Library
  • Newcomer kit 
  • Free membership, computers and internet 
  • Free programs for children and youth
Bow Valley College
  • English language courses (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada course)
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA)
  • In-person and online programs and family services for immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families
Prospect Human Services 
  • Job search support
  • Skill upgrading
South Central Adult Learning Society
  • English language learning
  • Digital skills, math, and literacy courses for adults
Volunteer Airdrie
  • Volunteer opportunities
Are you an immigrant-serving agency that doesn't see your name on the list? Contact us at

Emergencies, police services and fire safety

Red and blue lights flash on the top of a police cars Always call 911 for urgent help. If someone's heath or safety is at risk, if you see a fire, or you see a crime in progress, dial 911 on your phone. Translation services are available. 

You can prevent an emergency or prepare for one. Learning more about: 

Things to do in Airdrie

A young boy sits on on the shoulders of an adult with his hands in the air, as both watch a musician play on an outdoor stage. It is summer and the sun is shining.Get to know Airdrie by attending an event, exploring the city, or visiting a sport centre.

Have more questions?

Access free information by calling or texting 211 on your cellphone. This free, 24/7 service can help Albertans find services or information on housing, finances, food, legal help, youth supports and more. Support is offered in 170 languages.