Resources

Alberta

Obtaining your Work Permit Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Application to work in Canada:       http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/work.asp

 

 

Obtaining a Class 5 Licence in Alberta  Government of Alberta – Applying for an Alberta Driver’s Licence:

http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/1671.cfm

Calgary

                                                                            Calgary Registry Locations: http://www.calgarymapped.com/registries.html

  • You will visit a registry to write a Class 7 Driver’s Permit Test. The fee for the test is $17.60 each time you write the test.  Once you pass the written test you will receive a Class 7 Learner’s Permit.  The fee for the licence itself depends on the number of years it is issued for and it is issued based on your work permit.  A 5 year licence costs $84.45.  As your work permit is for less than 5 years, the fee will be less.

 

  • You will need to give them your licence from your home country and apply to the government for permission to do an advanced driver road test. It is very important that you apply for the advanced road test as the other is for the graduated licence which will not allow you to do your Class 1 work. This process may take a week or two to get approved.  During this time, you should be booking your airbrake course and driver’s medical (see below).  The fee to upgrade your licence from class 7 to class 5 is $22.45 to change and road test fee is determined by registry itself.

 

  • Once you have your class 5 road test and airbrakes course, you will need to return to the registries office to take your class 1 written test and air brake written test. The fee for the class 1 written test is $17.60.

  • Upon completing of your class 1 and air brake written test, we will schedule your classes for class 1 road test. On completion of class 1 licence by registry, pre-hire road test, drug test, dangerous goods test and orientation. This is when your employment with People Express Transport will commence.

 

  • The Airbrake Course is completed through People Driving Academy . There are a couple  of different class 1 driving schools in Calgary, but People Driving Academy is the preferred Training Centre as it has a thorough program and offers the course 3 times a week. .Their phone number is 403-612-0040  and they are located at4220, 67 Avenue North East | Calgary, Alberta | T3J 4H3 for more information please visit

    https://peopledriving.ca/

Obtaining a Travel Visa /I-94 Card U.S. Customs and Border Protection – International Visitors to the United States:

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/business_pleasure/vwp/faq_vwp.xml

 

Obtaining a SIN Card Government of Canada – Social Insurance Number:

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/sin/

Canada Immigration Information:

http://www.canada-immigration-info.ca/sin_card.htm

Personal Protective Equipment
  • Footwear (shoes or boots) must meet Canadian Standards Association Standard of Grade 1 Toe Protection and Puncture Resistant Steel Plate and Certified Electric Shock Resistant Soles. This footwear will possess the Canadian Standards Association identification (pictured on the right).
  • Eye Protection (safety glasses with side shields, safety goggles or face shields) must meet Canadian Standards Association Standard of Z94.9-92.
  • High Visibility Safety Vest (must have reflective strips)
  • Work gloves
  • Hard Hat

Basic Tool Kit

  • Hammer
  • Long handled pry bar (60 cm)
  • Combination wrenches (5/16” , 7/16” , 9/16”)
  • Small bolt cutters
  • Pliers
Personal

Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Health Care in Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-health.asp

Alberta Health:

http://www.health.alberta.ca/health-care-insurance-plan.html

Finding a Doctor:

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/

Housing Resources

Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Housing in Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-housing.asp

Alberta’s Renters Guide:

http://www.places4rent.com/index/alberta.html

Edmonton Home Renters Guide:

http://www.homerent.ca/?edmonton

Realtors Guide 

 Property Information:

http://www.realtor.ca/index.aspx?cul=1

Private Home Sales:

http://comfree.com/alberta

 

School System Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Education:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-education.asp

Calgary School Divisions: 

http://www.cbe.ab.ca/

Edmonton School Divisions:

http://www.epsb.ca/

Alberta School Divisions:

http://education.alberta.ca/apps/schoolsdir/

Income Tax Canada Revenue Agency – homepage:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-e.html

Canada Revenue Agency – Newcomers to Canada:

http://www.craarc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nwcmr-eng.html

Vehicle Resources Car Buying Guide:

 http://www.auto123.com/en/new-cars/buying-guide

Tips on Buying a Used Vehicle:

 http://www.auto123.com/en/used-cars/tips-on-buyinga-used-vehicle/

Alberta Automobile Insurance Rate Board

http://www.airb.alberta.ca/drivers/

Entertainment Calgary Tourism:

http://www.visitcalgary.com/

Edmonton Tourism:

http://www.edmonton.com/for-visitors.aspx

Alberta Tourism:

http://travelalberta.com/

 

Ethnic Restaurants Alberta Restaurants:

http://www.foodinc.ca/Alberta/

 

Canadian Climates Living in Canada

Climates of Canada’s Cities Compared:

http://www.livingincanada.com/canadian-climates.html

Environment Canada – Winter Weather:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteoweather/default.asp?lang=En&n=D2F64537-1

 

 Citizenship and Immigration Canada –

Winter Tips:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/before-seasons-winter.asp

 

Cell Phone Providers Upon arrival to Canada may want to consider a pay as you go phone option.

Bell: http://www.bell.ca/

Fido: http://www.fido.ca/

Koodo: http://koodomobile.com/

Telus: http://www.telus.com/regionselect.html

 

Virgin Mobile: 

http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/home/index.html?province=MB&geoResult=ab#

Rogers:

http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.portal

 

Bus Routes Calgary Transit:

http://calgarytransit.com/

Edmonton Transit:

http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/edmonton-transit-systemets.aspx

 

Additional Resources Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLIsh/immigrate/index.asp

 

  Immigrant Services in your area:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/map/services.asp

 

Calgary Immigrant Services:

http://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/

 

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association:

http://www.eisa-edmonton.org/

 

List of Foreign Embassies in Canada:

http://www.redsealnotary.com/embassycanada/index.html

 

Trucking Human Resources Canada:

http://www.truckinghr.com/