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Job planning and training programs

Programs, tools and resources to help out-of-work Albertans get trained and return to the job market.

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Find a job

Resources are available to help with job search techniques and how to connect with potential employers.

  • alis – Careers, Learning, and Employment is a resource for job seekers. Get help writing your resume or cover letter, learn how to network and prepare for your interview and check out job search resources and labour market information.
  • Alberta Works and Alberta Support Centres provide employment services and career resources. The centres also host job fairs, workshops, information sessions and region-specific labour market information. Call, click or come in to one of 50 locations across the province.
  • Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre connect employers with qualified Indigenous job seekers registered with the centres, which provide career coaching and skills assessments.
  • Employment Services Directory the Employment Services Directory lists programs and services aimed at helping unemployed Albertans, including those with barriers to employment, find and keep jobs. Search for employment programs available in your area to help you, free of charge, if you are looking for work.

Get advice

Get advice and referrals about your career, education and employment options. Call an Alberta Supports Centre Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm.

Improve your skills

Training and employment services and programs are available in many communities across Alberta.

  • Explore services to help Albertans find work and explore career, employment and training options.
  • Transition to Employment Services provides unemployed or under-employed people one-on-one services to obtain and maintain employment, including job matching, work experience, short-term training courses and equipment required for the job.
  • Integrated Training provides unemployed or under-employed people competency-based training that combines occupation-related skills, work experience, and essential skills. Integrated Training supports the connection between training and application of new skills in real-work situations. 
  • Self-employment Training provides formal instruction on all aspects of business operation, including business plan development, business counselling, coaching and guidance.
  • Workplace Training provides employer-driven work site training and paid work experience opportunities to those who are unemployed looking to obtain and maintain a job.
  • Immigrant Bridging trains immigrants with prior skills, education or experience in a specific occupation so they can bridge skills or knowledge gaps to gain employment in that occupation or a related occupation.

View the Training and Employment Services Directory to find a program in your area.

Work in the trades

Skilled trades play a vital role in our economy.

  • Apprentice Training Award is a $1,500 financial award for registered apprentices who are unemployed in their trade and attending classroom instruction at an Alberta-approved classroom instruction provider. 
  • Women Building Futures prepares women for careers in the trades and other industries where women are historically under-represented. In 2016, 94% of grads were hired in their trade or career of choice.
  • Bridge-to-teacher certification is a one-year program that prepares certified tradespeople and industry professionals to teach high-demand career and technology programs.

Go to school

Grow your business

Supports for workers with disabilities