Immigrant Services

YMCA Services - Immigrant Services


YMCA of Northern Alberta provides newcomers to Canada with employment and settlement services in an inclusive and welcoming environment, where everyone is welcome and belongs. Our services help newcomers feel at home in their new community while also supporting and understanding the issues and barriers they face. All related services are proudly offered by the YMCA in Wood Buffalo. 

YMCA Services - Immigrant Services - Programs

Immigrant Services

  • Employment Link (Elink)

    YMCA Employment Link supports thousands of individuals each year with the completion of educational assessments, guidance on career pathways and access to employment services.

  • Community Social Services Program (CSSP) & Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program

    The Community Social Services Program (CSSP) at the YMCA support newcomers through the process of accessing work or study permits and visa and provides support and guidance on the pathway to permanent residency.

  • Immigrant Settlement Services (ISS)

    Immigrant Settlement Services (ISS) offers support to those new to Canada and the Wood Buffalo community through a variety of services including, but not limited to, supportive counseling, translation and interpretation, employment insurance benefits, child tax benefits and so much more. 

  • Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

    Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a collaboration of newcomer agencies to improve, and build a more welcoming & inclusive community.