Laws and legal system
Every Albertan must understand the laws and legal system at a local, provincial and national level. As a new Alberta, you have many rights and freedoms.
It is important to know how to obtain a lawyer and other types of legal services and legal aid.
You should also understand the function of police and police procedures and how your family and the law work together.
As a new immigrant, you should also familiarize yourself with Canada's deportation system, which is in place to discourage criminal activity.
Rights and freedoms
Learn about the basic human rights and freedoms that all Canadians are guaranteed.
Find out how to hire or obtain a referral to a lawyer in Alberta.
Legal services and legal aid
Find out how to pay for legal services in Alberta and how you may be eligible for free legal advice or representation.
Police and police procedures
Learn about your local police, the RCMP, or explore Canada's criminal code.
Family and the law
Learn about family law, marriage, separation and divorce - all covered under Alberta's Family Law Act.
Find out about the reasons why Canada reserves the right to deport foreigners, including those who are long-time residents.
Doctors, clinics and hospitals
Look here for information about Alberta's health care system, with links to help you find services.
Alberta Newcomer Information
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Date Updated: Mon, 21 May 2012 10:15:18