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Lethbridge is ranked one of the top 25 communities for business in Western Canada in 2012 and one of the top three communities for IT/High Tech.

The University of Lethbridge was the first university in Western Canada to establish a Native American Studies degree program (1975) and department.

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Immigration Resources

Immigration to Alberta
Provides basic information about settling in Alberta for adult immigrants. It will help you learn about where to get a help; employment, money and banking, health care, education, accommodations as well as the legal system.

 
Social Insurance Number
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number used in the administration of various Canadian government programs. You will require a SIN to work in Canada or to receive government benefits. To download an application “click here”.
 
Immigrating to Canada as an Entrepreneur
The Entrepreneur Program seeks to attract experienced persons that will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that will contribute to the economy and create jobs.
 
Immigrating to Canada as an Investor
The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract experienced persons and capital to Canada.
 
Immigrating to Canada as Self-Employed Person
Self-employed persons must have the intention and ability to create their own employment and are expected to contribute to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.
 
Skilled Workers
Canada’s citizenship and immigration programs help build a community of citizens respected throughout the world. Applying to come to Canada as a Skilled Worker is not difficult. For all the information and forms you need to make you application “click here”.
 
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
Employers unable to fill skilled positions with Canadian residents may present their business case to the AINP and apply for approval to recruit a specified number of foreign candidates to fill these positions.


Visit the following website for further information on working temporarily in Canada.
Temporary Foreign Workers
Process Overview of hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker

Hiring Foreign Workers in Alberta  & Webinar
Information for Employers who are considering recruiting and hiring temporary foreign workers

Working in Alberta
What you need to know about working in Alberta, Canada

Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW)
 
Working Temporarily in Canada
Visit the following website for a Work Permit to work in Canada.
The Worker’s Role
Temporary workers must also meet the requirements that apply to all temporary residents in order to come to Canada. Find out what you must do before working in Canada.
Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada
International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
IQAS helps immigrants obtain recognition for the education they received in other countries.

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308 Stafford Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada   T1J 2L1

Phone: (403) 331-0022
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Toll Free: 1-800-332-1801

E-Mail: info@chooselethbridge.ca

Investment Inquiries Contact:
Heather McIntosh-Rivera, Director
Business Development & Operations

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: heather@chooselethbridge.ca

Convention & Events Contact:
Erin Crane, Director
Meeting, Event & Partnership Development

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: erin@chooselethbridge.ca

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