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.
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.
Training and employment services and programs are available in many communities across Alberta.
- 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 provides $1,000 financial support to apprentices who have completed their first period of technical training and are not currently working in their trade.
- TradeSecrets Alberta has options for apprentices still affected by the downturn including financial assistance for technical training and preparatory programs for people who wish to become an apprentice but are unable to find an employer.
- 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
- Apply to a post-secondary institution.
- Technology training programs will add 3,000 seats over the next 5 years to address a shortage of software designers, programmers and developers.
- Student loans and grants are available to help students reach their post-secondary education goals.
- Scholarships and awards are available from government, schools and organizations to help make education more affordable.
- Indigenous Careers Award encourages First Nations, Métis and Inuit Albertans to pursue high-demand post-secondary career programs.
- Learn more about educational programs and opportunities.
Grow your business
- Self-Employment Training provides formal instruction on all aspects of business operation, including business plan development, business counselling, coaching and guidance.
- Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills. Employers choose who they want to train and the type of training offered.
- Find more business supports
Supports for workers with disabilities
- Disability-related employment supports provides funding to help Albertans with disabilities overcome barriers to receiving an education or finding employment.
- Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) employment supports helps train, educate and support adult Albertans with developmental disabilities get and keep jobs.
- Internship Program for persons with disabilities provides interns with work experience, training and development and attracts more people with disabilities into the public service.
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