Professional Engineers

Connecting you with our pool of internationally experienced, highly skilled, and employment-ready Engineers.

Construction and Trades

Connecting you with highly skilled, provincially certified, employees ready for the construction and trades indusrty.


Connecting the manufacturing industry with highly skilled, job-ready workers ready for a variety of roles and trades.

Service Industry

Connecting you with enthusiastic job-seekers who have the employability, communication, and interpersonal skills to excel in the service industry.

Retail Industry

Connecting you with a pool of pre-screened, employment-ready job-seekers.

industry Partnerships

Connecting Employers With Skilled Newcomers

Establishing a partnership with CCIS is a strategic advantage for businesses seeking to thrive in a diverse and competitive market. Collaborating with us gives you access to a pool of skilled internationally trained talent, fostering innovation, resilience and adaptability within your workforce. 

Watch the video below for testimonials from happy employers. 


Employees Placed

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Benefits of Partnering with CCIS

Implementation of real diversity strategies.

Skilled immigrants possess talents or accreditation in a variety of fields. Employers can benefit from understanding international credentials and conducting workforce planning that emphasizes the quality of an immigrant’s abilities. 

Many skilled immigrants speak other languages and have worked outside of North America. Their knowledge of international business practices can help you tap into new local markets and build relationships around the world, as well as serve Calgary and Southern Alberta’s growing multicultural markets. 

Many skilled newcomers arrive with high levels of education and extensive work experience. They have recognized an opportunity for a new life in Canada and bring to the Canadian workplace openness, adaptability, and positive attitudes toward learning new skills and contributing their expertise to the local labour market. 

Attracting and retaining top talent has more positive long-term impact on relieving labour shortages than short-term expensive tactics, such as escalating compensation and benefit packages. 

Integrating skilled newcomers to the team helps employers and Canadian-born employees enhance their understanding of the challenges newcomers face, as well as benefit from the diverse experiences and the wealth of skills they bring with them. 

Awards, such as the Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and many local honours, recognize the good work that employers do to capitalize on skilled immigrant talent and to help newcomers launch their careers here in Canada.

Partnership Opportunities

Featured Employer Partner Programs


Support a Newcomer

Discover a tailored suite of employment programs at CCIS designed to elevate your workforce and streamline your recruitment process. From direct networking opportunities with job-ready newcomers to customized training programs, CCIS is your partner in accessing skilled talent for a diverse and productive workplace. 

Corporate Outreach

Corporate Outreach

Streamline your recruitment with our Corporate Outreach program, offering direct access to skilled and vetted candidates. From tailored training to comprehensive support in screening and hiring, plus exclusive hiring fairs at our CCIS office, we provide a full spectrum of solutions to optimize your recruitment process and achieve superior outcomes.

Networking for Success

Elevate your recruitment strategy with our Networking for Success program, designed to bridge professional newcomers with Calgary's business elite. Through exclusive Breakfast Meetings at the Calgary Petroleum Club, we offer direct access to job-ready newcomer talent, industry insights, emerging business trends and valuable networking opportunities.
New Career Directions

New Career Directions

Tap into a diverse talent pool with our New Career Directions program, designed for newcomer professionals transitioning from oil & gas to Alberta's booming sectors. Our intensive 5-day workshop equips candidates with the latest insights in high-tech, fintech, clean technology, petrochemicals, supply chain and agri-tech, ensuring they're ready to fill critical roles in your organization with cutting-edge skills and fresh perspectives.
Career Supports for STEM Professionals

Career Supports for Newcomer STEM Professionals

Partner with our Career Supports for Newcomer STEM Professionals program to access foreign-trained experts and innovators poised to transform Alberta's energy sector. This program equips participants with deep insights into the industry's latest trends, preparing them to seamlessly integrate and excel in your workforce with cutting-edge skills and a comprehensive understanding of the energy landscape, ensuring your team stays ahead in a rapidly evolving market.

Employer Hub

Accelerate your recruitment efficiency with our job bank, a user-friendly and cost-free platform that empowers employers to advertise and manage job openings and access resumes from pre-screened, highly qualified professionals. Registered employers can create a profile, post job opportunities and select the best candidates with ease, simplifying the hiring process and seamlessly connecting you with top talent.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Enhance your workforce with our program for Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW), allowing you to fill temporary positions when Canadian talent is scarce. This program, regulated by national standards and administered in partnership with federal agencies, offers a structured approach to hiring foreign workers. From Labour Market Impact Assessments to ensuring compliance with labor market conditions and working standards, we provide complete support and guidance to navigate this process smoothly, ensuring your hiring needs are met with integrity and efficiency.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Up-skill Your Employees Today!

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a great way for employers to achieve what it takes to find well trained employees who are ready to provide their company with expertise and commitment. Alberta is investing in the economy: to train the right people, to increase retention rates and increase productivity. As an employer, YOU decide the type of training, whether it’s to train new or existing employees for future organizational growth.

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Many Lives Changed

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a non-profit organization which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta.

Since our inception in 1981, we have been a community leader with solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive services for our newest neighbours. We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of professionals, who collectively speak over 60 languages.

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.

$153,032 in cash donations
31,808 volunteer hours (Calgary and Rural Operations)
30,000+ newcomers served in 2023-2024


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



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First Filipino TFW Assembly successfully launched by CCIS’ TFW Program

First Filipino TFW Assembly successfully launched by CCIS’

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CCIS Board Names Gordana Radan as Next Chief

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