Training for Work programs
Workplace skills and training programs to help individuals get back to work.
How the programs work
Training for Work funding is available to service providers employment and training supports for Albertans who are unemployed or marginally-employed and those on Employment Insurance (EI) and other income supports. This also includes programs targeted to under-represented groups including newcomers, women, indigenous people and more.
Alberta works in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide funded employment support programs and services.
Service providers can access information on available procurement opportunities through the Alberta Purchasing Connection.
Trains skilled immigrants with prior education and/or experience in a specific occupation so they can bridge gaps in knowledge or skills to gain employment in that occupation or a similar, related occupation.
Provides unemployed or marginally-employed individuals with a unique blend of occupation-related skills, work experience placements, employability and/or essential skills and applied academics and/or English as a Second Language.
Provides self-employment training by offering individuals formal instruction on business plan development, business counselling, coaching and guidance.
Transition to Employment Services
Provides unemployed individuals one-on-one employment services that facilitate rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market. These include job matching, short-term training courses and equipment required for the job.
Supports employer-driven, work-site training and paid-work experience opportunities to those who are unemployed and experiencing barriers to employment.
Employment and training directory
The Employment and Training Services Directory provides a listing of Labour funded programs and services available to unemployed Albertans across the province.
To register for programs, email or call the training providers at the contact information provided in the directory.
Connect with the Alberta Supports Contact Centre:
Hours of operation: 7:30 am to 8 pm (Monday to Friday)
Toll free: 1-877-644-9992 (Province-wide)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215 province-wide, ask to speak to Alberta Supports
Email: general inquiries