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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.
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.
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.
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.
- See Recognized trade credentials to find out if you can use your out-of-province trade certificate to work in Alberta without further training or examinations.
- Learn about how the Premier’s Council on Skills will help more students develop the job-ready skills they need to be successful in Alberta’s evolving economy.
- Find out how to transfer prior learning to an apprenticeship program in Alberta.
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
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.
- Mar 08, 2023
Alberta is providing $10.7 million to Women Building Futures to support women looking to build a career in the skilled trades.
- Mar 07, 2023More apprenticeship spaces for Alberta students | Un plus grand nombre de places d’apprentissage pour les étudiants albertains
Alberta is creating more than 1,000 new spaces for students in high-demand apprenticeship programs at post-secondary institutions.
- Feb 23, 2023
Alberta is partnering with the Red Deer Public Library to help Ukrainian newcomers find stability and embrace opportunities in the province.