Before you arrive

  • Learn about Alberta's climate, geography, people and economy.
  • Find job postings, job search resources, employment services and training programs.
  • Use the online tools to find a doctor or locate a Primary Care Network health care team that's right for you.
  • Learn about Alberta's kindergarten to grade 12 education system and how to choose a school.
  • Use the look up tool to find child care, learn about the $25/day early learning pilot project on base and explore subsidy options.
  • Use the comparison tool to help make an informed decision when selecting a water, natural gas or electricity provider.

When you arrive

  • You must apply within 3 months of your arrival if you intend to stay for 12 months or more. Health care cards will be effective immediately.
  • You must exchange your driver's licence within 90 days of arrival. You won't need to take a test if you have 2 years of driving experience.
  • You must register your vehicle in Alberta within 90 days of arrival if you are staying for more than 183 days.
  • Apply for a Support our Troops or Veterans licence plate when you register your vehicle.
  • Get information on health care facilities, health benefits, services and drug coverage.
  • Contact an Alberta Support Centre to find and apply for more than 30 programs and 120 community services.
  • Find out how to get a free ID card for your certified service dog or how to get your service dog assessed.
  • Provides employment placement services for ill and injured veterans, medical releases, reservists and family members of serving personnel.
  • Sign up for Alberta Emergency Alerts and learn how to make an emergency plan and a 72-hour emergency kit.
  • Reports on road conditions, construction, major incidents and weather alerts that could affect travel on Alberta highways.

While you're here

  • Enjoy the great outdoors at Alberta's provincial parks and recreation areas.
  • Get free admission to Alberta's museums and historic sites with your CFOne card
  • A centre in Edmonton where veterans can find financial, employment, housing and crisis supports.
  • Get help for addiction or mental health concerns from an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals.
  • Find financial assistance, health benefits, daily living and housing supports for people with disabilities.
  • Find out how to get a qualified service dog for post-traumatic stress disorder or other disability.
  • Birth and adoption, death, divorce and separation, marriage, legal name changes, registry services, and ordering and updating documents.
  • Find financial assistance programs, affordable housing and job loss supports for people in need.
  • Help for individuals, families and children affected by or at risk of family violence, bullying, abuse, exploitation or homelessness.
  • Get information on common legal procedures including family law, restraining and protection orders, wills, estates and court hearings.
  • Alberta residents who are Canadian citizens and at least 18 years old can vote in the provincial election. Register with Elections Alberta.

Contact

Call or message us for information on government programs or services:

Ask questions about your children's grade placement in Alberta:

To connect with the Government of Alberta's Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces:

Email: military.liaison@gov.ab.ca

Email your ideas on how to improve this military family resource page to content@gov.ab.ca.