LETHBRIDGE, MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 – Today the ACFA of Lethbridge will release the results
of its Census Project; the directory of bilingual services in Lethbridge.The census project, funded by Canadian Heritage, began in March 2019 and ended in March
2021. The goal of the project being to promote Lethbridge's bilingual services and to better
serve its community, the ACFA has created a directory that is easy to access and simple to
use. The directory is available on the ACFA website.The directory includes about sixty services which can offer service in both of Canada's official
languages and they are divided into 18 different categories. It is still possible to register
services by completing the questionnaire which can be found on the ACFA website. It is also
possible, with the questionnaire, to refer a service. The questionnaire can be completed by
professionals as well as individuals, groups or organizations capable of providing bilingual
service.The ACFA also took the opportunity to collect a contact list of bilingual professionals who do
not offer direct service. These contacts will be kept on file for reference. Their expertise could
be used in a project context or otherwise.We invite you to visit our directory now using the following link:
Recent labour market research conducted in Southern Alberta has indicated that some employers find it difficult to recruit workers with specific skill sets their business require; this suggests a skill shortage in some sectors. At the same time, immigrants to Canada, many of whom are highly skilled, educated and experienced in their chosen fields aren’t finding professional employment.With a grant from the province of Alberta, the Department of Labor and Immigration, along with a commitment from more than 20 community partners, we are excited to offer a series of 8 learning events. The series is designed to provide education, support and connections to local employers, service providers, and immigrant job seekers in order to fill gaps and strengthen our economy and community. This issue has increased in importance even more as we recover from COVID-19.
The Regional Skills Study is designed to support greater alignment between job vacancies of local employers with those looking for work. For this study, the Southwest Alberta region is defined as the area spanning east of the BC border, south of Calgary, and west of Brooks.
Lethbridge's Local Immigration Partnership's Newcomer Welcome Event has been nominated for Downtown Event of the Year.
New numbers from the 2016 census suggest a changing picture of Lethbridge's immigrant population.
This windy, Prairie city is a world away from Sunita Rai’s mountainous South Asian birthplace and the crowded refugee camp where she grew up.
When Harsha Bandara moved to Lethbridge, he noticed something missing from his home land of Sri Lanka. His beloved sport of cricket. So he did something about it.
The city of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, has a population of just under 100,000. But despite its size, it has been welcoming Syrian refugees at an extraordinary pace.
Newcomers to Lethbridge, Alberta, can find settlement programs, resources and help at the public library, as well as opportunities to practice English, make social connections and get advice on settling in their new community.