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:
- Medicine Hat
- Northern Alberta
To learn more about Alberta Job Corps, read the program guidelines.
- 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.
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:
Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre
Hours of operation: 7:30 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday
TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired
Ask to speak to Alberta Supports.