Living and Working Here

Faculty of Nursing

The Faculty of Nursing is one of six Health Sciences faculties at the University of Alberta working collaboratively to facilitate interdisciplinary research and team-based interprofessional education. Our move to the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy in 2011 brought together students and staff from across the Health Sciences faculties to share space, ideas and innovations.

The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is one of two facilities that, together, represent a partnership between Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta and the Government of Alberta that is designed to change how we deliver outpatient care, as well as health sciences education and research in the province.

University of Alberta

A Top five Canadian university and one of the Top 100 in the world, the University of Alberta is home to more than 170 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 400 active student groups.

More than 11,000 unique individuals are a part of the dynamic and complex University of Alberta community. Their collective knowledge, talent and skills are building one of the world's great universities for the public good.  


Proud home to the University of Alberta, Edmonton is an energetic, modern city of more than one million people — you'll find it's just the right size.

Child Care

The university is affiliated with many day care centres in the campus area. Several other child care options are available throughout the city. The following links provide useful information in securing the appropriate child care for your family. In addition, you are eligible to receive reimbursement for child care expenses up to a maximum of $2,000 per child.


Edmonton offers a wide range of schools for students from kindergarten to Grade 12, including public schools, separate schools, Francophone schools, private schools and charter schools. You can also access many unique and innovative programs including home education, online/virtual schools, outreach programs and alternative programs. Visit the Alberta Education website for the information you need to find the best choice for your family.

Find information on post-secondary schools:

Health care

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

Alberta has a publicly administered and funded health-care system that guarantees eligible residents of Alberta receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health-care services. All new and returning Alberta residents must register for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services. Find information about how to register at: Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan .

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Edmonton has a number of housing options. Browse the City of Edmonton — Neighbourhood Maps to find preferred locations. The greater Edmonton area also includes nearby cities and towns such as Beaumont, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.

More information:

Living in Edmonton

Moving to Edmonton

If you have accepted a position with the Faculty of Nursing, your offer may have included relocation assistance. If so, your faculty contact will work with you to manage your move to Edmonton.

For additional information, visit the Moving and Relocation Support page or contact the Staff Service Centre.

Spousal Support

The Spousal/Partner Employment Program assists spouses and partners of newly hired academic staff in their employment search.

Working in Canada

The following information will be of interest to non-Canadian candidates:

Offers of employment are conditional upon a favourable Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) by Service Canada confirming that a foreign national may fill the position, and subsequent issuance of a work permit. Continuance of your position is further contingent upon you gaining approval for permanent residence from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The Faculty of Nursing will complete the LMIA application and once approved you can apply for a work permit to work in Canada. The next step is to apply for permanent resident status. As soon as you arrive in Canada, you need to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for payroll purposes. Application forms are available at a local Service Canada office or at the Service Canada website .