Edmonton Bible Study Group

Resources for Temporary Foreign Workers

 

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan www.health.alberta.ca

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program www.alberta-canada.com/pmp

Alberta Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline - 780-644-9955 (Edmonton calling area)
1-877-944-9955 from anywhere in North America

Alberta Employment Standards – 1-877-427-3731; 780-427-3731
Main Floor Sterling Place
9940-106 Street, Edm, AB T5K 2N2
Website: http://employment.alberta.ca/SFW/1224.html

 

Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office

North Location (2nd floor, 10242-105 street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5)
South Location ( 5th Floor, Century Park Place, 855 – 8th avenue, Calgary, AB T2P 3P1)
e-mail: tfwadvisory.office@gov.ab.ca

To contact an advisor, call the Alberta Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline (see above)

Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB)
Toll-free in Alberta: 1-866-WCB-WCB-1 (1-866-922-9221)
Outside of Alberta: 1-800-661-9608
Email: contactcentre@wcb.ab.ca
Website: www.wcb.ab.ca

Workplace Health and Safety – 1-866-415-8690

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
1-800-242-2100
Website: www.cic.gc.ca

Service Canada
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/index.shtml

Service Alberta – Landlord and Tenants Tip Sheets
http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/1132.cfm

http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/Landlords_Tenants.cfm

Some Helpful Addresses for Newcomers

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (www.emcn.ab.ca)
780-424-7709
Offers a wide variety of programs for newcomers and helps immigrants find a place to live, look for a job, and English classes.


Welcome Centre for Immigrants in Millwoods (www.mwci-edmonton.net)
Suite 335, Tower II, Millbourne Mall
7609-38 avenue
(780) 462-6924
Offers many programs and services for immigrants including settlement assistance, language and educational counseling, employment assistance, citizenship classes, English classes, computer classes, public speaking classes, and youth programs.

Catholic Social Services
10709-105 street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2X3
(780) 424-3545
www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca
Helps people in need regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnic origin, colour or creed. CSS offers more than 100 programs including individual and family counseling, group care and foster care for children and youth, in-home family support services, home care services, settlement support services for immigrants and refugees, residential and outreach programs for persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities; residential and outreach programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS, referral and support services for elder adults experiencing abuse or neglect.

Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative
10867-97 street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2M6
(780) 423-1973
www.mchb.org
A registered Health Broker’s Co-operative with members from immigrant and refugee communities, providing culturally and linguistically relevant prenatal education, post-natal outreach, parenting support, family liaison and community development support to immigrant and refugee families.

List of useful addresses, phone numbers and online sites for Filipinos in Edmonton

 

CONSULATE - PHILIPPINES

11219 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 0L5
Phone: (+1) (780) 428-2541
Fax: (+1) (780) 428-2641
Email: honconsulmelda@hotmail.com
Honorary Consul: Esmeralda P. Agbulos
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/philippine_consulate/information.html

*Note: Nearest embassy is in Vancouver. B.C
http://vancouverpcg.net/pcg/index.php?op...


LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ALBERTA – Representation

Carl Benito (MLA for Edmonton-Millwoods) – as of 2011
Legislature Office: 780-422-9299
Constituency Office: 480-4141000
edmonton.millwoods@assembly.ab.ca


RESTAURANTS

FattJakk’s
10126-107 avenue
780-485-2557

Palabok House
10525 51 avenue
780-436-5047

Little Asia Noodle House (limited Filipino menu, but has Sisig)
7629-38 avenue
780-485-9808

Manila Bay (limited Filipino menu, but has bicol express)
13619 St. Albert Trail
780-482-6660

Rolymie Bakery(with take-out counter)
1083 Knottwood Rod
780-450-1319

Cakes by Ann (specialty cakes, pastries, pandesal, etc.)
780-489-1717; 780-902-7564


STORES (Groceries, videos, etc.)

99 Supermarket(Oriental store)
10788 99 street
780-421-9996

Kabayan Filipino Store
4228 66 street
780-413-7001
filipinostore@gmail.com

Empanada Convenience Store
8746-149 street
780-988-1124

Lucky 97(Oriental store)
10725 97 street
780-424-8011

Oriental Food and Video Store
2827 Millwoods Rd
780-462-9397

Philippine Tropical Express
15525 Stony Plain Road
780-483-5097

Philippine Variety Store
9653 – 102 avenue
780-482-2749

T&T Supermarkets (Oriental Store)
Inside West Edmonton Mall #2580
Upper Level
780-483-6638
Mon-Sun: 9:00Am to 9:30 PM

MONEY TRANSFERS, BALIKBAYAN BOXES

Manila Express (Agent: Julie Salvador)
10536 – 102 avenue
780-421-7795
j_salvador@manila-express.ca

Manila Express (Agent: Lou/Bien Espino)
729 Revell Crescent
780-434-7989

Manila Express (inside T&T North Town Mall)
#158, 9450-137 avenue
780-478-7352
e-m@manila-express.ca


TRAVEL
MaligayaTravel

11219 Jasper Avenue
780-448-7310

DOCTOR

There is a Filipino doctor in Edmonton (general practitioner/family doctor), Dr. Ricardo Sarria, but he is currently not accepting new patients (as of February 2011).

ONLINE SITES

Edmonton Forum
http://www.edmontonpinoy.com/viewforum.php?f=2

Edmonton Filipino
http://www.edmontonfilipino.com/

Government Pages

Alberta’s Officical Immigration Website
http://www.albertacanada.com/immigration/immigrating/ainp-news.html

Applications Form page (AINP – nominee program)
Explains which forms you need for AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program)
http://www.albertacanada.com/immigration/immigrating/ainp-application-forms.html

Changing Together (A Centre for Immigrant Women)

http://www.changingtogether.com/