Member Benefits

The AAISA Advantage

Join our growing membership base of 36 agencies. See for yourself what the AAISA Advantage is all about!

Professional Development

  • We are the only certification program for Settlement Practitioners in Canada
  • More than 211 settlement practitioners have been certified through AAISA
  • Our unique certification process recognizes prior knowledge and training
  • Our specialized training is responsive to the sector, with courses ranging from pre-service certification, to leadership development, and managing practitioner stress and burn out
  • We offer a minimum of 14 courses (in-person and online) per year
  • Membership includes allocation of fully subsidized seats for Settlement Practitioner training
  • Receive discounted or waived conference registration fees


Research & Policy

  • Access to AAISA developed research bulletins and briefs on policy issues and immigration trends
  • Participate in stakeholder-informed research
  • Access shared aggregate data on settlement and integration
  • Access to a full resource library, specific to the Canadian and Albertan contexts


Sector Engagement

  • Have your voice heard through AAISA representation at meetings & delegations across the province
  • Participate on the AAISA Board of Directors, committees, and working groups
  • Attend networking events, consultations, and AAISA’s Biennial Conference
  • Have your events and accolades published in our monthly newsletter