Thank you to our Funders for being an integral part of our work, providing valuable financial, infrastructure and strategic support. Our long-term sustainability is ensured through a strong mix of funders including federal and provincial governments as well as corporate Calgary, granting foundations and community investors. We provide our funders with exceptional value, either by meeting and exceeding established targets or designing and implementing innovative approaches to ensuring successful employment outcomes.

CRIEC began as a not-for-profit initiative of the United Way of Calgary and Area (early seed funding and infrastructure from the Shell Immigrant Employment Project and TD Bank Financial Group), with a helping hand from the Maytree Foundation in 2010. Within short order, CRIEC secured significant funding and support from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and a project-specific investment from RBC Foundation and Alberta Enterprise & Advanced Education, enabling it to tackle significant issues as its founding members envisioned.

Recently CRIEC was granted funding on a number of research and pilot projects from both CIC (pre-arrival services) and Alberta Human Services (FQR Plan; project for internationally trained lawyers.)

Benefiting from strategic partnerships with corporate Calgary, the continued support of the United Way, CIC and the Alberta Government and the power of volunteers and community partners across the city, CRIEC remains determined to help make a difference in the community – facilitating success for International Talent and employers alike.


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