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 & Investment Guide.

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.

New Canadian Entrepreneur Loan – up to $50,000

With your new life in Canada, starting a business that you can call your own is an exciting prospect. But as a newcomer here, you may be wondering where you’ll find the money to get your company off the ground and growing. That’s where BDC comes in. If you have the entrepreneurial drive and a solid business plan,  we can provide the financing you need to build your company and propel it to success.

New Canadian loan

Business Link – Immigrant Services

Offers specialized support to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta. This includes:

Newcomer Nutrition Education Toolkit

Alberta Health Services Registered Dietitians are pleased to share the Newcomer Nutrition Education Toolkit.  What's in the Toolkit?

  • Presentations to use with groups: Healthy Drinks, Grocery Shopping, Eating for Good Health
  • Printable displays: Choose Healthy Drinks and Meals to Go
  • English and translated handouts about nutrition
  • Videos about nutrition

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, (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 if you are interested in these signs.