Training and employment services – Integrated Training Program

Competency-based training that combines occupation-related skills, work experience, and essential skills for eligible Albertans.


The Integrated Training Program offers eligible Albertans competency-based training for skills needed in real-work situations by offering occupation-related skills, work experience, and essential skills. Integrated Training supports the connection between training and the application of new skills in real-work situations.

This program establishes close relationships between training providers and employers and industry. Through skills training, the program helps Albertans build an understanding about the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed in Alberta’s workforce to help meet local labour market demand.

The Government of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.


Eligible participants are unemployed and under-employed adults in Alberta, who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens. Participants must commit to full-time training to obtain and maintain employment.

For complete eligibility requirements, read the Integrated Training Program Guidelines

How to apply

If you are interested in participating in an Integrated Training program:

Integrated Training programs are developed by providers, and each program may offer different timeframes, course content and class sizes. All Integrated Training programs provide:

  • industry-recognized training and unpaid work experience to help prepare you for job opportunities
  • workplace essential skills to help you thrive in learning, work and life

Integrated Training is provided at no cost to eligible Albertans. Financial assistance may be available for eligible participants who require funding to support their living costs while in training, depending on your circumstances.

For information about attending training and employment services, read the Participant Fact Sheet.

Program providers

If you are an organization interested in offering an Integrated Training Program to Albertans, the Alberta government procures programs and services through a request for proposals process throughout the year.

Visit Alberta Purchasing Connection for current requests.

Before submitting a proposal, providers are required to review the:

Note, these guidelines supersede the Alberta Works Online Manual content.