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Pre-Arrival

Start your Calgary Immigration journey to Canada with confidence through CCIS’s pre-arrival services. Receive one-on-one guidance, from housing advice to job assistance.

Arrival

CCIS’s friendly, multilingual airport team will offer you a warm welcome to your Immigration journey and an immediate sense of connection and belonging in your new home.

Resettlement

CCIS provides immediate resettlement supports in housing, healthcare, service access, and more, to Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) to ease your transition to life in Calgary.

Settlement

CCIS’s settlement services are offered in multiple languages and designed to ease your transition into your new life here in Calgary and Southern Alberta.

Employment

CCIS’s employment programs will help you achieve your career goals in your Calgary Immigration journey. From resume workshops to industry-specific training, we connect newcomers with opportunities to thrive.

Integration

CCIS offers programs to make Calgary feel like home for you, helping you make friends, learn about your community, and develop a strong sense of belonging.

HOW WE WORK​

We Support You Every Step Of The Journey

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Welcome to CCIS, your guide to Calgary Immigration services and supporter on the journey to establishing your new life in Calgary and Southern Alberta. We offer innovative programs tailored to your unique needs, helping you integrate smoothly and effectively into your new community. Ready to begin? Explore our programs and learn more!

ABOUT CCIS

We Provide Services To All Immigrants And Refugees (Newcomers) In Southern Alberta.

CCIS is the largest immigrant-serving organization in the Prairies, offering a comprehensive range of innovative settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. Since our inception in 1981, CCIS has become a pivotal community leader for Calgary Immigration and area, renowned for our expertise in designing and implementing over 95 comprehensive programs tailored to meet the needs of newcomers from a myriad of cultural and professional backgrounds.

Our dedicated, dynamic team of more than 450 multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary professionals, fluent in over 70 languages, is our cornerstone in providing these essential services. Supporting all aspects of settlement and integration, CCIS programs and services are broken down in the areas of employment and housing, community and development, resettlement and integration, health and wellness, and families and children.  

In partnership, we empower immigrants and refugees to successfully settle and integrate in our communities.

An inclusive society where immigrants and refugees can reach their full potential.

CCIS believes:

  • In an environment which enhances self-esteem and respect for all.

  • That each individual is unique and of value.

  • That we all have a responsibility to build a healthy community.

  • In a holistic approach in working with individuals and community.

  • In constant attention, sensitivity and flexibility throughout the ongoing process of relationship building.

  • In ethical practices.

  • In volunteerism.

  • In innovation and creativity.

People in cities around the world have taken a united stand against police brutality and systemic racism. It is heartening to hear this collective call to end the policies and practices, entrenched in our institutions, that result in the exclusion and oppression of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.   

It is important for each of us to remember that the racism and oppression we see in our justice systems and police forces are symbolic of the prejudices that exist in our society as a whole. We must therefore work together to eradicate racism, not only from our institutions, but from every aspect of our communities.

The responsibility lies with each of us to identify, address and prevent instances of racial discrimination, and prejudiced attitudes and behaviours. By addressing both individual and systemic racism, we can set an example for our children, and move closer to a society that upholds justice, equality, and respect for all.

CCIS believes that every person is unique, of value, and deserving of equality and respect. We also believe in working together to build healthy communities. Our organization’s vision is a society wherein immigrants and refugees, and all people, can reach their full potential. This vision can only be achieved if we collectively combat racism in all its forms and shapes.

CCIS continues to take an active role in standing against individual and systemic racism and oppression, and we wish to express our solidarity with those in our city, and around the world, who are working together for a better tomorrow.

Locations

Explore the core of CCIS through our locations, which highlight crucial spaces propelling our mission.

Experienced Team

We provide services to all newcomers in Calgary and Southern Alberta.

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Who We Help

At CCIS, our Calgary Immigration services are designed to provide immigrants, refugees, temporary foreign workers, community members and all newcomers with the tools they need to thrive in Calgary and Southern Alberta. Whether through settlement assistance, educational support or employment training, our goal is to empower and integrate individuals and families, fostering a sense of belonging and resilience in their transformative journey. 

Professionals & Job Seekers

Refugees

Training & Education

Entrepreneurs

Children & Families

Youth & Teens

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Featured Community Partner Programs

OUR PARTNERS

In Partnership With

Together, we work hand in hand, pooling expertise and resources to empower communities, foster inclusivity, and drive positive impact across diverse landscapes.

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WHY CHOOSE US for your Calgary Immigration journey

Many Lives Changed

At CCIS, we’ve been welcoming newcomers from around the world with open arms for more than 40 years. CCIS believes in celebrating and honouring diversity, by committing to welcoming and serving newcomers of all religions, races, ethnic and national origins, cultural backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. We understand your dreams and the challenges you face. 

Many of our team members were immigrants and refugees themselves, so we’ve walked in your shoes. With us, you’re not just starting a new chapter; you’re joining a family that values you and will support you in achieving your dreams in your new home.

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31,808 volunteer hours (Calgary and Rural Operations)
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30,000+ newcomers served in 2023-2024
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As the largest immigrant serving agency in western Canada, the team at CCIS has done an incredible job over the last 30+ years supporting immigrants and refugees with their settlement, training, and integration needs. They set the standard for service levels in the immigrant serving sector. No one does it better.

Employer Industry Partner

CCIS is a place every immigrant should endeavour to go. Very helpful. Always going above and beyond. Truly the best in this field. They treat every case/client uniquely. I'm so glad for all the help I and my friends received. We were able to settle in as quickly as we did because of CCIS. Thank you!

Samuel Obadero Client

This organisation is a backbone to new immigrants always there to help guide and settle in this new society. I highly appreciate their work.

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Sehrish Aziz

Great organization staffed with great people doing important work. We take great pride in our partnership with CCIS, and we're proud to be a part of their housing solutions. Keep up the excellent work!

Mainstreet Equity Corp Partner

DONATE NOW

Make A Direct Impact on Your Community by Donating to CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society).

We acknowledge all donors who contribute so generously to CCIS. Your contribution honours the courage and resiliency of Alberta’s newest residents.

Donations? Call Us: 403.262.2006

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Welcome to the vibrant world of CCIS on Instagram! Follow us for inspiring stories, community highlights, and snapshots of the incredible journeys of newcomers. Join us on this visual adventure as we share the warmth, resilience, and diversity that define the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

First Filipino TFW Assembly successfully launched by CCIS’ TFW Program

First Filipino TFW Assembly successfully launched by CCIS’

More than a hundred participants took part in the whole day Alberta Filipino Temporary Foreign

CCIS Board Names Gordana Radan as Next Chief Executive Officer

CCIS Board Names Gordana Radan as Next Chief

CCIS’ Board Chair, Mike Shaikh, and Incoming CEO, Gordana Radan The Board of Directors of

LATEST NEWS

Our Latest News Updates for You

Stay in the loop with our What’s New page, your go-to source for the latest developments, success stories, and impactful initiatives as we continue to empower newcomers and foster inclusivity in the heart of Calgary.

Explore the vibrant tapestry of our community’s journey toward new opportunities and shared accomplishments.

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