Resources

A useful resource for people new to Edmonton is the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation’s website. Some of the information that follows is from EEDC’s “Moving and Relocating” sections.

 

Children and Family

Little Cree Books Moving to a new place can be exciting, but it can also be challenging sometimes. Learn more about Little Bear and his story of moving to Edmonton, and his first year living in the city. Click here to download the pdf.

Edmonton Daycares Child daycare centers and home daycare in Edmonton with reviews and ratings

Parent Link The Virtual Parent Link Centre provides information and support for parents and caregivers on how to assist with your child’s learning, development and health.

 

Edmonton

connect2edmonton an online discussion forum for all things related to Edmonton.

Guide to Aboriginal Edmonton 2010-11 helps newcomers and citizens alike navigate the diverse and friendly Edmonton community. 

 

Education

Alberta Learning Information Services This Government of Alberta website provides extensive information and links to help young Albertans plan their education and careers, explore workplace issues, and find a job.

Edmonton Public Schools Board has information about which schools are in your neighbourhood and how to register children for school.

Edmonton Catholic Schools District has information about which schools are in your neighbourhood and how to register children for school.

 

Employment

Job Search Sites

Albertajobs.com has a full listing of jobs available in all industries across Alberta.

BestjobsCanada has good Edmonton job listings with a strong focus on technical and trades.

Edmonton Sun Jobboom page features daily postings for Edmonton Jobs.

EdmontonJobShop lists entry level and executive jobs in Edmonton and area.

Eluta is a search engine that specializes in finding new job announcements at employers across Canada, searchable by city.

Government of Alberta Job Bank has a full listing of jobs available with the Government of Alberta. Be one of the many great people that help make Alberta the best place to live, work, and visit!

Indeed provides free access to thousands of jobs and internships from hundreds of job boards, newspaper classifieds and company websites.

Service Canada JobBank – The Governments of Canada provides a nation wide job bank that can be searched via province and region.

Working.com has across-the-board job listings for Edmonton, sorted by job category.

WOWjobs lists available job opportunities at 100s of employers in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

 

Professional Associations

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) provides comprehensive lists of national and provincial professional organizations that are updated on an ongoing basis.

Education

Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) is the professional organization of Alberta teachers.

Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association (ARMTA) Edmonton Branch, is a music teachers’ organization.

Financial

Alberta Financial Careers is a Government of Alberta site that has links to all professional associations related to financial careers – as well as excellent links to training and career opportunities.

Medical

Alberta Medical Association sets standards and acts as an advocate for physicians in Alberta.

Capital Region Medical Staff Association represents all physicians working in the Capital Region (Edmonton and Surrounding Area).

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Alberta (RPNAA) is the licensing and regulating body for the profession of psychiatric nursing in the Province of Alberta.

Project Management

The Project Management Institute-Northern Alberta Chapter (PMI-NAC), is a volunteer organization founded in 1981 that covers the geographic area of northern Alberta and the NWT.

Science and Engineering

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) promotes and furthers the study of petroleum geology and its related sciences.

Trades

Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Edmonton Region (CHBA-ER) is an association of residential construction professionals.

Unions

Edmonton Musicians’ Association (EMA) is the site for the Edmonton (Local 390) branch of the international union representing professional musicians; American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (A.F. of M).

Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) is the largest private sector union in Canada. It serves the automobile industry as well as several related sectors.
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada’s largest union. CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, and airlines.

United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) is the union of Alberta’s Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, student nurses, and mental health workers.

 

Finances

The Edmonton Financial Literacy Society EFLS utilizes a comprehensive holistic approach as its financial literacy courses don’t just teach budgeting skills and tracking one’s expenses; the curriculums look in depth at the human emotions that drive spending and money management and help people to have a healthier relationship with their personal finances.

Costs of living in Edmonton a sample of some common costs for housing, insurance, etc.

 

Health

General

Alberta Blue Cross is a not-for-profit organization that provides supplementary health and dental benefit plans.

Alberta Health and Wellness contains information about how to access health care services.

Canada Online has links to information on the organization of the Alberta Health system, waitlists, and access to supplemental benefits and prescription drugs.

Alberta Health Services provides comprehensive information about all the health services in Edmonton and the Capital region, with listings for hospitals, public health centres, care facilities and clinics, and emergency services.

Health Link Alberta is a 24-hour service that connects people to registered nurses.

College of Physicians and Surgeons is an excellent resource for finding a local doctor who is currently accepting new patients.

Dentists

Alberta Dental Association and College provides information on finding dentists in Edmonton.

Eye Doctors

If you have a medical problem with your eyes, make an appointment with a family physician. He or she will refer you to an eye specialist.

Optometrists

If you need your vision tested, select an optometrist.

Walk-in Clinics

Medicentres are health care clinics open seven days a week, and no appointment is necessary.

Counseling Services

The City of Edmonton (as well as several non-profit groups) can provide help for personal, spiritual, family, and marital challenges.

 

Food, Clothing, Etc.

Army & Navy (food, clothing, household)
Best Buy (electronics)
Costco
Discount Stores (food, clothing, household, electronics)
Farmer’s Markets
H&W Produce
Italian Centre
No Frills
Planet Organic Market
Shopping Malls
Sobeys
Superstore (food, clothing, household)
T&T Supermarket
Walmart
…And more!

 

Housing 

Buying

Canadian Home Builders Association (Edmonton Region) is informative about building, buying, and renovating houses.

Capital Region Housing Corporation gives affordable options, including subsidized housing for low-income families. This site is comprehensive, with links to application forms and tenant support services.

ComFree – Commission Free Realty allows buyers to view homes online with photos, virtual tours, detailed information, discounted legal fees and more. Comfree also publishes a full-color magazine showcasing all listings for sale, which can be picked up at Safeway, Sobeys, Mac’s, 7-11 and elsewhere.

Edmonton Housing Market Outlook reports on the vacancy rate and price of apartments, investment properties, office space, industrial space, and retail properties.

Edmonton Journal Homes – For Sale has searchable listings.

Edmonton Real Estate Board informs about buying a home, working with real estate agents, legal and financial issues. It contains a quick link to Multiple Listing Service for homebuyers.

Housing Market Activity lists current average house prices in Edmonton.

How Realtors Help contains valuable information about the entire home-buying process.

Multiple Listing Service is a searchable database that lists homes for sale in Edmonton.

Getting a Mortgage

Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) provides information about acquiring a mortgage, including a list of mortgage brokers, mortgage calculators, and information to protect the consumer.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation is a national site that has general information about buying, renting, and renovating homes, as well as detailed information and links about housing costs, financial assistance programs, legal information, and specialized housing issues.

Renting

RentersOnline.com lists many properties available for rent in Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Homes – For Rent provides searchable listings for rental properties

Homerent.ca lists apartments, townhouses and houses for rent in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, and throughout Canada.

Laws for Tenants in Alberta gives a very thorough overview of how to rent accommodations, including legal information

Northern Alberta Cooperative Housing Association has direct links to housing co-ops. (Cooperative houses are owned by independent non-profit groups, where tenants participate in governing properties and share capital in the housing cooperative). Some listings include homes equipped for special needs or disabled individuals

RentFaster.ca helps renters find accommodation, and helps landlords advertise their vacancies in the most effective and cost-efficient possible way

Renting Spaces is a searchable housing registry specifically for students

Onlinehomesearch.ca allows you to view apartments and houses for rent and sale by owner in all areas of Alberta.

 

Nature/environment

Parks Edmonton Edmonton has over 460 parks. The 48-kilometre long stretch of the North Saskatchewan River Valley has 22 major parks.

YMCA Edmonton provides health, education and social services.

 

Recreation

City of Edmonton Activity Centres From recreation centres to indoor and outdoor skating rinks, from municipal golf courses to seniors centres, the city provides all kinds of recreation facilities throughout the city.

City of Edmonton Parks From the river valley park system to small neighbourhood parks, this page lists everything from picnic gazebos to soccer fields to locations of public washrooms. 

 

Seniors

Operation Friendship Seniors Society  Operation Friendship Seniors Society is a non-profit society that provides community-based preventative social services to the seniors of Edmonton’s inner city.

Edmonton Native Seniors Centre Drop-In Centre and the Outreach Program. They were designed to enhance the physical, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of Edmonton’s Native seniors.

 

Youth

Youth Programs information about leadership programs, summer camps, and career forums.

Youth Fares Details about Edmonton Transit fares for children including applicable ages and associated costs.

Youth Council (City of Edmonton) :: City of Edmonton The City of Edmonton Youth Council advises City Council on issues that affect youth in Edmonton. To ensure their advice comes from a broad base, the Youth Council oversees a larger General Assembly of Youth.

Yedmonton.ca Young Edmonton – Your City, Your Site! Enter the Kids Site Enter the Teen Site · VisitEdmonton.ca. Links and references to any other websites are provided.

Youth Emergency Shelter Provides a place where young frightened kids and teenagers with problems can go for help when they are in a crisis.