Living

Newcomers

The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Committee would like to extend a warm welcome to the new residents of our community.

Information packages on Wainwright and area are available free-of-charge at the following locations:

  • Town of Wainwright – 1018 – 2 Avenue
  • Public Library – 921 – 3 Avenue
  • Municipal District of Wainwright – 717 – 14 Avenue

Pertinent information can also be found in our relocation package.

Sixteen business locations in Wainwright and area, including the Town of Wainwright have become certified as Safe Harbour Respect for All locations.

Newcomer Registration Form

We invite all newcomers to complete our Newcomer Registration Form so that we can assist you in finding appropriate services and programs in our community.

Hotline to assist temporary foreign workers

Temporary Foreign Workers have become an important aspect of Alberta's economy, helping to alleviate labour shortages that slow down work and drive up costs. In recognition of language and cultural barriers, the Temporary Foreign Workers Association has launched a new confidential hotline to help workers get information about Alberta’s workplaces and worker obligations and rights.

The toll-free hotline, 1-888-366-0194, will allow workers to get assistance on matters relating to compensation and immigration requirements.

Please contact the Town Office at 780-842-3381 if you have any questions or require any further information on Wainwright and area.

Confidential Hotline available to discuss Human Rights Complaints

Did you know the Alberta Human Rights Commission offers a free confidential inquiry line? The service is available to ask questions about human rights issues or potential complaints related to racism or discrimination. Call the Confidential Inquiry Line at 780-427-7661

Languages Spoken Here Signs

Languages Spoken Here signThrough a grant from the Alberta Government, the Committee has purchased Languages Spoken Here signs meant for local businesses to display in their place of business to advertise the various languages spoken there.  This will assist newcomers to the community who speak other languages to communicate in their native tongues with businesses.  This will help make newcomers feel more welcome and at ease to ask for information on local goods and services including English as a Second Language training which is available through Adult Learning.  It will also help businesses attract new customers to their stores.

The signs have 4 removable slots to advertise languages spoken.  This project is a pilot and signs are available free-of-charge to businesses on a first-come first-serve basis.  Please contact Carley Herbert at the Town Office at 780.842.3381 or cherbert@wainwright.ca if you are interested in these signs.