@ualberta.ca assigned by the university is the email address to which all official communications will be sent. Check your e-mail at least once per week. Communication from the University is sent to UofA email accounts only, not personal email accounts. Failure to receive or read University communications sent to your UofA email address in a timely manner does not absolve an applicant from knowing, responding to, or complying with the content of the communication.
The UofA uses the Gmail platform; you can log in through google.ca using your full email@example.com account name, which will redirect you to ualberta.ca to authenticate with just your CCID and password.
If you already use a Gmail account you will need to log out of that one first or link your accounts. To link your accounts, while logged into your primary account, select your user icon in the upper right hand corner. In the menu that pops up select “Add Account” and follow the instructions. You will then be able to access both email accounts at the same time, either by having a tab open for each account or by toggling between the two accounts as required.
If you do not already have a Gmail account and would prefer to keep your primary email account, you may forward your ualberta.ca email to your primary account.