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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.

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 for Work programs are available in 61 communities and First Nations reserves.

  • Immigrant Bridging trains skilled immigrants with prior education or experience in a specific occupation so they can bridge skills or knowledge gaps to gain employment.
  • Integrated Training provides unemployed or marginally-employed people with a unique blend of occupation-related skills, work experience placements, applied academics and English as a Second Language.
  • Transition to Employment Services provides unemployed people one-on-one services to enter the labour market, including job matching, short-term training courses and equipment required for the job.
  • Workplace Training supports employer-driven work site training and paid work experience opportunities to those who are unemployed and experiencing barriers to employment.

View the Employment and Training Services Directory to register for 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.
  • Trade Winds to Success is a 16-week pre-apprenticeship program to help Indigenous people pursue careers in the construction trades.
  • 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

  • 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. Eligible students may receive up to $7,500 per semester for full-time studies and $10,000 for part-time studies.
  • 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. Eligible students may receive up to $4,000.

Grow your business

  • Self-employment training program provides up to 26 weeks of 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

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