Edmonton General Information
Edmonton has been attracting workers and new citizens for decades as a result of its prosperous oil and gas resources. In 1940 it was called the Oil "Capital of Canada".
In the last 20 years Edmonton has been a key employment zone due to it's incredible oil sands projects which has attracted billions of dollars of investments from domestic and multinational
oil and gas companies.
Edmonton for Newcomers
The City of Edmonton offers a wonderful array of services to people moving to Edmonton.
Located on the main floor of City Hall in downtown Edmonton, is the Citizen and New Arrival Centre which offers assistance in over 150 languages. New arrivals can talk with an agent and pick up information on:
Accommodation and Housing
Health and social services
Attractions and festivals
Recreation and leisure services
Immigration and Settlement services
If agents canít provide the requested information, visitors will be referred to someone who can.
City of Edmonton (Edmonton.ca) Newcomers Guide Webpage
Edmonton Newcomers Guide - English Version
311 Telephone Services
Edmontonians can get information on services by calling the cityís new 7 day a week/24 hour 311 telephone services.
The Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre adds to this mix of information services by providing a centralized in-person support.
Edmonton Visitor Centres
Edmonton has visitor centres located at the south entrance to the city on Highway 2, at 2404 Gateway Blvd S.W. (open year round) and Downtown.
Gateway Park Visitor Information Centre
Regular Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday; Closed on Sunday
Toll Free Phone: 1.800.463.4667
Downtown Visitor Information Centre
Open year-round, in the heart of downtown:
World Trade Centre Edmonton
9990 Jasper Avenue
Regular Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday year round