Career Resources for Internationally Educated Nurses

The following is a list of immigrant serving organizations for the Edmonton Region. Immigrant services are funded by the federal and provincial governments and provided by non-profit agencies in the community. For comments or inquiries regarding other programs and services offered by these organizations, please contact them directly.

ASSIST Community Services Centre

ASSIST is a non-profit that offers Integrated Services Program, Adult English Courses, Children, Youth, Family and Senior Services.

Bredin Centre for Learning

Offers employment and training programs are funded by Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry, Service Canada, and Citizen and Immigration Canada. They also offer employment assistance programs to youth, adults and newcomers to Canada.

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services is a multi-function social service agency that serves people of all faiths and cultures throughout central and northeast Alberta. Founded in 1961, the agency has grown to deliver more than 100 programs. This includes Canadian Language Benchmark testing.

Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (CARE) is an organization that supports internationally educated nurses to successfully enter the nursing profession in Ontario. CARE provides a bridging program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the CARE Centre works closely with educational partners and others to provide internationally educated nurses with services and supports that are unique to their educational and professional needs.

Changing Together: A Centre for Immigrant Women

A nonprofit, charitable organization operated by immigrant women for immigrant women. Changing Together operates a place for immigrant women to meet and work together in solving their problems and help immigrant women participate fully in Canadian life. It also assists immigrant women acquire employment skills and work experience through the volunteer program.

Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association

ECALA is one of 83 Community Adult Learning Councils funded in the Province of Alberta by the department of Advanced Education. ECALA is governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors and is accountable for its actions to its membership and Alberta Advanced Education.

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association

A not for profit organization that provides services to new immigrants, refugees and first generation Canadians.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is a community agency that seeks to assist immigrants and refugees, coming to the Edmonton area, achieve full participation in the community, contributing their experiences and skills to strengthen and enrich the lives of all Canadians.

Immigrant Access Fund Society of Alberta

Provides micro-loans for the accreditation, training, and upgrading of internationally trained immigrant professionals and trades people to enhance their employability and economic self-reliance.

Welcome Centre for Immigrants

Provides settlement and employment services to immigrants in south Edmonton. Programs include citizenship classes, computer classes, employment readiness, employment services, educational counselling, and youth services. Is an umbrella organization in collaboration with Catholic Social Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, and Indo Canadian Women’s Association.