A network of organizations and employers in Wood Buffalo

working together to enhance the lives of newcomers to our community.


Facilitate an awareness of existing community services and improve referral processes

Identify gaps, needs, and duplications in newcomer services, skills & employment

Support & implement projects and initiatives to address those gaps where possible

Provide consultation to government, businesses and organisations on matters relating to newcomers.


An inclusive and welcoming community, where people contribute and thrive, feel empowered and are equipped for success.


A collaborative team working to provide better services on behalf of newcomers to the region, through knowledge sharing and targeted initiatives.


Cultural Competency in the Workplace — Workshop, Manual and Best Practices Document

Workforce Gap Analysis of Newcomer Employment Challenges

Strategies for Successful Employment Counseling

"Get Connected" Event

Common Ground Train-the-Trainer

Employee Attraction & Retention Seminar

Cultural Crossroads Training  




The Newcomer Interagency Network (NIN) is a network of organisations and employers in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo committed to working together to enhance the lives of newcomers to our community. It was created to share expertise, enhance collaboration between agencies, and support projects and initiatives to better meet the needs of newcomers to the region.

The NIN has over 39 different agency members led by a Steering Committee. Members attend meetings once a month, provide feedback and input on initiatives, discuss challenges they are facing and receive free training and resources through NIN initiatives.

To become a member or for more information contact

Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator  at