Alberta Job Corps

Find paid training and work experience if you have had difficulty finding or keeping a job.

Overview

The Alberta Job Corps program gives participants the opportunity to work and earn a wage while learning employment skills. Trainees are hired and receive minimum wage while they learn and gain work experience.

The Alberta Job Corps program can include:

  • job coaching
  • job-search assistance
  • incentives to excel and become a lead hand
  • work experience opportunities with employers
  • job skills, employability, workplace safety training
  • work experience through community work projects
  • a work environment with the rules, procedures and expectations of the workplace

The Alberta Job Corps program is currently operating in:

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Medicine Hat
  • Northern Alberta

To learn more about Alberta Job Corps, read the program guidelines.

Program duration

  • Trainees may participate in an Alberta Jobs Corps program for up to 26 weeks.
  • Extensions of up to 26 additional weeks must be approved by the Alberta Jobs Corps supervisor.
  • Normally, positions will be full-time, 36.25 hours per week.
  • Full-time positions that are less than 36.25 hours per week, or part time positions (less than 25 hours per week) may be considered.

Eligibility

Individuals who face barriers to employment and have difficulty getting or maintaining employment will be considered for the program. In addition, individuals selected for entry into the Alberta Job Corps program must be:

  • resident of Alberta
  • unemployed or underemployed
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • at least 18 years of age (exceptions may be approved)
  • receiving, or are eligible to receive, Income Support benefits

Conditions for individuals receiving Employment Insurance benefits

Individuals receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits may be considered if they meet the above eligibility requirements. If hired, trainees receiving EI benefits must report their Alberta Jobs Corps work and earnings to Service Canada as they would for any other job.

How to apply

To inquire about Alberta Job Corps in your community:

Visit your local Alberta Supports Centre

or

Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre

780-644-9992 (Edmonton)
1-877-644-9992 (toll-free)

Hours of operation: 7:30 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday

TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired

Ask to speak to Alberta Supports.

780-427-9999(Edmonton)
1-800-232-7215 (toll-free)