WRIP (Welcome Resources Information Program)

What is the Welcome Resources Information Program (WRIP)?

Are you new to Canada? Do you want help finding the services you need? The Welcome Resources Information Program (WRIP) is an information service to help guide you through all the different programs and services available in Calgary. We want to help you understand your new home in Canada.

WRIP brings different organizations in Calgary together to provide useful help for newcomers. We can help you with:

  • Traveling by public transit (bus or C-train),and buying a low-cost bus pass
  • Joining social groups and meeting new people
  • Finding a place of worship like a mosque, church, or synagogue
  • Applying for documents like aSocial Insurance Number or Alberta Health Card
  • Referral to programs for language, employment, settlement, etc.

When is it?

WRIP is available by appointment only.

For more information, please contact Suman Khanal:

  • Call (587) 392-4177 and ask for Suman
  • E-mail sumankhanal@immigrant-education.ca

Where is it?

This program is offered at the following locations:

  1. CIES Westwinds (NE)
    • #311, 32 Westwinds Crescent Northeast, Calgary, AB T3J 5L3
    • Contact (587) 392-4177

What is the cost?

This program is offered free of charge.

How do I join?

Requirements / Eligibility

To join this program you must meet the following eligibility:

  • Open to Permanent Residents, Conventional Refugees, Protected Persons, Canadian Citizens, Sponsors, Families, and Visitors
  • Must be over 18 years of age

To book an appointment, please contact Suman Khanal:

What If I Have Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this program, fill out the contact form below.



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