Fort McMurray on fire- dedicated phone line set up for foreign workers and immigrants
Fort McMurray, a region of the Northern Alberta experienced a devastating fire in the recent days. Sources reveal that about 80,000 residents left the Fort McMurray when the massive wildfire struck on Tuesday, May 3. While no fatal causalities have been reported, high winds spread the fire to an extent that a huge number of houses and businesses met destruction.
Fort McMurray is one of the most booming economic regions of Alberta. According to the records, this region has a large number of temporary foreign workers who were called to work under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, of which many have been displaced since the incident. The government of Alberta has set up a dedicated toll-free line for such foreign workers or immigrants so as to offer prompt assistance for them to connect to their families or government representatives.