Apply once for five subsidy programs
Five City-subsidized programs and services are available to Calgarians that qualify based on income. The eight accepted proofs of income are (details in the application):
- Alberta Works: Income subsidy/support
- Alberta Works: Learners
- Alberta Works (Alberta Health Benefit)
- Resettlement Assistance Program
- Independent youth letter
- Canada Revenue Agency: Notice of Assessment (LICO)
- Letter from a Registered Social Worker (RSW)
Not sure if you qualify? Apply to find out!
New Sliding Scale fare changes
Starting April 2017, the cost of a Calgary Transit low income monthly pass will be provided on a sliding scale.
Apply for Fair Entry online
Note: The online application system will not be available March 15 to June 15 while computer systems are upgraded for the new fair structure. Applications can still be submitted in person, by mail or through fax.
Submit your application electronically by applying online.
Log in to manage your SAMS ID account information.
Apply in person
Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the following locations:
Municipal Building – Main Floor Atrium*, 800 Macleod Trail SE
- Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Calgary Public Library, Village Square Branch – 2623 56 Street NE
- Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Note: Municipal Building location has been recently updated to this location
You can also:
Drop off applications at City recreation and other City facilities – Drop Off Locations or
Fax applications to 403-268-2596 or
Mail your application to Fair Entry 8113 – P.O. Box 2100 Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5
What subsidy programs are included?
Fair Entry is an initiative that demonstrates The City’s commitment to the values of Transforming Government by focusing on citizens and ensuring that Calgarians are at the centre of its service delivery. This program facilitates enhanced access to programs and services for all Calgarians regardless of their income.