Living

Newcomers


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

Please join us for our Newcomer Community Conversation on January 17th from 10:30am to noon at the Town of Wainwright Office, 1018 -2 Avenue. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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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 and resident information booklet.

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

Languages Spoken Here Signs

Through 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 Languages Spoken Here signassist 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.

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.