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Where they work:

Calgary, Alberta

Immigrant Access Fund (IAF) provides micro loans to immigrants to help them access the necessary Canadian licensing or training for employment in their field. Unlike requirements for typical bank loans, IAF does not require applicants to be employed, have a credit history in Canada or have collateral in order to access its micro loans.

We chose them for:

Addressing the gap in services for immigrants and responding to an immediate and growing need for skills in Alberta. By investing in new immigrants, they are building community and fostering a more inclusive and just Canada.