Calgary employment services

Employment services help unemployed Albertans in the Calgary area explore their career and training options and find jobs.

Employment and training services provide unemployed Albertans in the Calgary region with the support they need to find new jobs and be successful in their job search. The region extends from Banff to Strathmore, and from Crossfield to Claresholm.

Employment, training and career services directory

The directory lists employment and training programs are offered through an extensive network of community organizations, non-profit agencies, colleges, private schools, businesses and employer organizations, and include:

  • short-term training and skills development
  • career counselling and academic upgrading
  • resume, cover letter and interview preparation
  • services for persons with disabilities

Full Calgary Employment, training and career services directory (PDF, 2 MB)

Additional training for work programs are available from Alberta Labour at https://work.alberta.ca/skills/training-for-work.html.

Employment bulletin, career fairs and events

The bulletin lists upcoming career fairs and events in Calgary and surrounding areas. Information is updated every Friday.

View the employment bulletin

When attending career fairs, job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed on site. For specific information about preparing for an interview or developing a resume, stop by your local Alberta Supports office (call 1‑877‑644‑9992 to find your closest one) or visit the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS).

Career and employment workshops

Workshops are offered during the day, evening and weekends. You must pre-register for workshops.

Attendees must have intermediate written and spoken English language skills to participate in discussions and interactive exercises. Workshops are no-cost.

Career planning workshops

Work search workshops

Work search workshops are also available at Calgary Public Library locations and the South Health Wellness Centre.

Self- Employment workshops

Information for service providers

Contracting with us in Calgary

Contracting opportunities and Requests for Proposals are advertised on Alberta Purchasing Connection, the electronic tendering service used by the Ministry.

Visit the Alberta Purchasing Connection

Calgary labour market information

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Quarterly labour market reports

Quarterly labour market reports provide labour market trends and community and industry profiles for job seekers and employers in Calgary and area.

Calgary quarterly labour market reports

Bi-annual labour market forecasts

Bi-annual labour market reports provide a short term forecast of economic growth, employment demand, occupation supply and occupation needs and shortages in Calgary and area.

2017 Calgary Bi-Annual Labour Market Reports

Special reports

Special reports provide labour market insights on special topics. Information is collected from surveys of employers in Calgary and area.

2016 Business diversification report

2015 Employee Training and Development report

2014 Recruiting and Employing Persons with Disabilities report

2013 Youth Recruitment and Retention report

Contact

Office locations

Regional Support Services, CEIS, in Calgary: 403-297-4491.

For archived labour market reports, please contact james.russell@gov.ab.ca.