Core Settlement Services
Our Settlement Process and Services
When immigrants first arrive in Medicine Hat they are met by an Association staff member and a volunteer interpreter if needed. Afterwards the clients are escorted to a temporary accommodation where the intake and needs assessment is done. Based on their needs, the clients could receive help in the following areas:

  • Orientation
  • Assistance in accessing Medical & Dental Services
  • Permanent Accommodation Search
  • Forms filling
  • Banking / Shopping
  • Escorts to & from Appointments
  • Daycare / School registrations
  • Paraprofessional Counselling
  • Referral Service
  • Interpretation Services
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The Association provides a series of information sessions on topics essential for better orientation and quicker adaptation to life in a new community. Comprehensive Orientation Binders are handed out to all participants. The material is easy to read and contains a handy overview of important facts about life in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Canada

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Employment Assistance

The Association helps immigrants in preparing resumes, making contacts and developing interview techniques. Referrals to mainstream job training and further education programs are made as needed.

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Interpretations and Translation Services

The Association maintains an up-to-date list of persons who are able to offer translating and interpreting services to assist clients and the community whenever the need may arise.

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Recreation and Entertainment

The Association organizes various recreational activities including sporting events, social nights, picnics, & holiday celebrations.