Ministry of Advanced Education

Responsible for an adult learning system that provides accessible, affordable and high quality education for Albertans.

Key services

  • Apply for undergraduate programs at one or more post-secondary institutions and request transcripts.
  • Industry-driven training that builds a highly skilled, internationally competitive workforce in a variety of trades and occupations.
  • Find out how to study in Alberta, the destination of choice for thousands of international higher education students every year.
  • Funding to help adult Albertans get the basic education, upgrading or English as a Second Language they need for further training or a job.
  • Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
  • Find out how Alberta’s post-secondary programs are approved and monitored for quality.
  • Helps post-secondary students throughout Alberta meet the basic costs of learning and living, so they can achieve their education goals.
  • Explore different ways Alberta students can get a post-secondary education or internship in another country.
  • Get information to help you plan your learner pathway, from applying for a program to transferring credits you have already earned.

In Focus

  • A plan for jobs and the economy.
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  • Start planning for post-secondary

    Whether you are in high school or going back to school as an adult, use these resources to help you create a learner pathway that gets you where you want to be.

  • Adult learning system principles

    Read the 5 principles guiding our work to ensure all Albertans have the same opportunity to get a high-quality post-secondary education.

  • Supports for Indigenous students

    The government is committed to supporting Indigenous post-secondary students in Alberta by providing campus, community, financial and transition resources.

Our responsibilities

Prepares Albertans for lifelong success through education by:

  • approving programs of study
  • funding public post-secondary institutions and other adult learning providers
  • providing financial aid for learners
  • registering and certifying apprentices
  • supporting academic research and innovation

Our programs and services are driven by 3 outcomes:

  1. Adult learning opportunities are accessible and affordable for all Albertans.
  2. High-quality education, skills development and research make a positive contribution to Alberta’s economy, society, culture and environment.
  3. The adult learning system is accountable and coordinated.

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