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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:
City services
Community services
Education
Accommodation and Housing
Health and social services
Attractions and festivals
Parks Programs
Recycling
Recreation and leisure services
Immigration and Settlement services
Seniors services
Transportation
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
Phone: 780.496.8400
Toll Free Phone: 1.800.463.4667
Fax: 780.496.8413
email: gateway@edmonton.com

Downtown Visitor Information Centre

Open year-round, in the heart of downtown:
World Trade Centre Edmonton
Main Floor
9990 Jasper Avenue
Regular Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday year round