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We look forward to welcoming you!

The province of Alberta is growing increasingly diverse and Lethbridge is no exception!

The city is situated on traditional Blackfoot territory and is the bordered by the Blood Reserve, the largest in Canada and home to the Blood (Kainai) Nation. As a result, First Nations culture is part of our heritage and woven into the fabric of the city.

Lethbridge also attracts immigrants from around the world. As of 2011, there were 12,420 immigrants living in Lethbridge, an increase of 13 per cent over 2006.

A welcoming and compassionate city, Lethbridge has also welcomed refugees fleeing turmoil around the globe, including Canada’s largest population of Bhutanese refuges and hundreds of refugees from Syria. A new Multicultural Centre, operated by the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, opened in 2016 and serves as a community hub for more than 30 ethno-cultural groups from across the region.

Lethbridge is also home to a vibrant and proud LGBT population. 2016's Lethbridge Pride Festival saw more than 8,000 people attend events including a parade, drag shows, family activities and more.

Mother Tongue - Lethbridge CMA

LanguagePeople
English96,305
German4,500
Dutch2,025
Spanish1,585
French1,065
Filipino1,055
Nepali965
Cantonese455
Polish445
Arabic405

Notes

Mother tongue refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the person at the time the data was collected.

Sources

Statistics Canada 2016 Census

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Did You Know?

The Bachelor of Applied Arts – Correctional Studies program offered at Lethbridge College is the only one of its kind in Canada.