In this guide, you will find information, resources and links about immigration law. This includes information about:

  • the immigration application process;
  • resources available for new immigrants living in Alberta


Available in Print

Last revised Jan. 25, 2024

From the Alberta Law Reform Institute

The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is the official law reform agency for the province of Alberta. It provides independent comprehensive advice to the Government of Alberta and other agencies to ensure that the law and administration of justice are kept up to date and serve Albertans to the best extent possible. Many of ALRI’s publications are available for free online.

ALRI materials are searchable by keyword through the ALL catalogue.

Here are some search tips:

  • Search for “Alberta Law Reform Institute” as the AUTHOR
  • Limit your search to include subjects and/or titles on your topic
  • Look for more detailed information under the Table of Contents display option in the right-hand toolbar

Case Law

For more information on finding cases see our research guide: Finding and Researching Cases



Alberta Judgments

A collection of the judgments of the Alberta Courts is available from CanLII. The official version of the reasons for judgment is the signed original or handwritten endorsement in the court file. If there is a question about the content of a judgment, the original court file takes precedence.



The Canadian Abridgment available on: Westlaw Canada

All Canadian Summaries, Canadian Case Summaries and Canada Digest are available on: Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®


Canadian Encyclopedic Digest

Includes coverage of Federal, Provincial (4 Western provinces) and Territorial legislation.

Sections related to Immigration Law include:

  • Immigration and Refugees
  • Citizenship

The CED provides discussion of these areas of law with annotations to legislation and case law.

Available electronically through: Westlaw Canada

Halsbury's Laws of Canada

This multi-volume set includes coverage of Federal, Provincial & Territorial legislation. Also available electronically through: Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®

This encyclopedia explains the legislation and cases which govern immigration law issues in every jurisdiction in Canada, allowing you to quickly locate, contextualize and apply the basic elements of the law.

Titles related to Immigration Law include: 

Additional information may be found under other topical headings.


Additional full-text articles are available electronically through:


Immigration Applications and Appeals

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Information for New Immigrants


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