Services for Government Assisted Refugees

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Provides resettlement and integration services for refugees sponsored by the Government of Canada.

Service offers:

  • meeting point for refugees to be picked up at Calgary International Airport
  • transportation to pre arranged living arrangment
  • information and resources about life management skills through the Resettlement Assistance Program
  • assistance with adapting to a new country
  • information sessions on the Canadian health care system
  • alternate locations in cities to assist with resettlement issues
  • services for Afghan refugees offered include support obtaining initial documentation, such as Social Insurance Number and Alberta Health Care card. Support registering for school, tax benefits, and other necessary programs. In the first six weeks after arrival, CCIS will support clients in accessing basic needs such as finance, accomodations, and English as a Second Language classes. Case management available for highly barriered clients

Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in Calgary has residence facilities and offers:

  • stay of up to 19 days for families to search for alternate living arrangements
  • meals, bedding, linens and household items
  • incidental allowance and resources for starting a life in Canada
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • refugees arriving in Canada under the Government Assisted Refugee (GAR) program
  • privately sponsored refugees receive limited services and cannot stay at, or receive an allowance, through the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • for more information call 403-262-8132 or email

Referral Process: Yes,

Referrals are made through the Government of Canada.

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait time is based on space available in housing units.

Web Site
Interpreters / Translators - CCIS has a multidisciplinary team of professionals who collectively speak over 60 languages and can provide necessary language support.
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: Yes,

$5.00/Individual, $20.00/Corporate. Membership not needed to receive services.

Documents Required

Referrals are made through the Government of Canada.

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
September 21, 2022
1111 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2R 0G5
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