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    Minister Kaycee Madu

    Kaycee Madu was sworn in as Deputy Premier and Minister of Skilled Trades and Professions on October 24, 2022.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Skilled Trades and Professions outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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The Fairness for Newcomers Office opened on March 2. The office works to remove barriers and ensure registration practices are transparent, objective, impartial and procedurally fair.

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We created the Skills for Jobs Task Force to look for ways to renew and expand trades education and opportunities for young Albertans.

Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs is a transformational vision, direction and new way of working for our province’s higher education system.

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Our responsibilities

The ministry is responsible for:

  • raising the profile of skilled trades so it is seen as a career choice that is respected, important and in demand
  • providing apprenticeship, trade and foundational learning programs to Albertans to ensure our province has a skilled workforce to support a thriving and diverse economy
  • eliminating barriers to recognizing foreign credentials so newcomers to Alberta can join the workforce in their chosen careers
  • making it easier for skilled certified workers from across Canada to bring their expertise to Alberta

In focus

The Fair Registration Practices Code sets out general and specific duties for the registration practices of Alberta’s regulatory bodies.

Adult learning system principles

Read the 5 principles guiding our work to ensure all Albertans have the same opportunity to get a high-quality post-secondary education.

Alberta’s Skilled Trades System

Apprentices, post-secondary institutions, employers and government work together to create a training system that is industry-focused, resulting in a highly skilled, internationally-competitive workforce.

Work site health and safety committees and representatives

Employers are required to have a committee or representative to address health and safety concerns in the workplace.

Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy is attracting and supporting skilled newcomers to help diversify the economy and create jobs.

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