Permanent Resident

Permanent Resident

If you are a francophone resident and you have decided to live in Edmonton, the SENAF can help you in the process of establishment and integration by accompanying you as you look for:

WE CAN HELP YOU:

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to get information about the Francophone community in Edmonton;

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to find housing (apartment or house);

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to accompany you and, if necessary, to explain the terms of the lease before you sign it;

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to see to the installation of basic services (power, cable, telephone, internet, heating..);

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to request subsidized housing;

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to find a family doctor or, if necessary, a lawyer;

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to find a nursery for your young children and, if you are eligible, to have access to grants;

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to help you open a bank account;

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to help you receive, for your housing, furniture which is either modestly priced or free;

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to guide you in the evaluation of your level of English and to help you join the program of English courses for newcomers (LINC);

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to find the appropriate agencies to help in your search for work;

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to make a request for social assistance if you are eligible;

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to better understand the Alberta health system and to obtain your Alberta health care card;

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to obtain your Social Insurance card;

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to find a school for your children and to have them join the homework helping club;

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to help you either to change or to acquire a driver’s license;

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to help in evaluating your qualifications or to find translators for your official documents;

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to find an appropriate place of worship (church, mosque, or other) according to your religion;

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to help in filling out various forms, and orientation in administrative procedures (sponsorship, work permit,…);

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to help in becoming part of the Francophone community and participating in its various activities;

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to meet the members of your community;

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to refer you to an employment agency.