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Overview

As part of Alberta at Work, Workforce Strategies grants support organizations with innovative solutions that will help Albertans develop new skills and assist employers and industry to grow their workforce. Workforce Strategies grant funding is intended to provide eligible applicants with the ability to implement projects that support skills, employment and workforce development needs.

Applicants who previously submitted ideas to Labour and Immigration’s Request for Information (RFI), which closed on June 1, 2022, may also wish to consider submitting an Expression of Interest application. Projects submitted to the RFI will not be considered for a Workforce Strategies Grant without an EOI application.

Deadlines

June 30, 2022 – EOI application period opens.

June 30 to July 7, 2022 – Applicants can submit questions to [email protected]

View summaries of answers to questions (PDF, 613 KB) that were received from June 30 to July 7.

July 22, 2022, 11:59 pm MDT – EOI application period closes.

July 29, 2022 – Applicants will receive an email with the results of their application and next steps.

September 9, 2022, 11:59 pm MDT – Deadline for submission for shortlisted EOI applicants invited to submit an application package.

Funding

Up to $1.5 million in funding is available per project. Program funding is limited and not every eligible project will receive funding.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants

Eligible entities must have a minimum of 2 year’s organizational experience related to the grant stream to which they are applying.

Eligible projects

The Workforce Strategies grant has 3 streams. Each stream has different activities and outcomes. Eligible applicants can apply to the following:

  1. Skills Development Stream – to support the re-skilling of unemployed Albertans by providing training and/or services resulting in new skills development and employment. 
  2. Regional and Employer-Focused Stream – to support region or employer-led projects that address regional workforce challenges.
  3. Industry-Focused Stream – to support industry-led projects that address provincial workforce needs.

For detailed requirements, read the Alberta at Work – Workforce Strategies Grant Application Guidelines

How to apply

Submit an Expression of Interest

The Expression of Interest (EOI) is the first stage that we use to evaluate the alignment between a proposed project and the goals and outcomes of Workforce Strategies grant funding.

Only 3 EOIs per organization will be considered. Projects will be evaluated on how closely they meet grant criteria and align with Alberta at Work priorities as outlined in the application guidelines.

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Before applying, read the Application Guidelines

Step 2. Complete the EOI application

Complete the EOI application form (DOCX, 66 KB)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Step 3. Submit the EOI application

  • Save your completed EOI in PDF as: '[Your Organization Name] EOI FORM.pdf'
  • Email the completed EOI to [email protected] before July 22, 2022, 11:59 pm MDT.
  • Title the email subject line as: '[Your Organization Name]: [Stream Name] EOI Submission.'

Contact

Submit any questions you have on the Workforce Strategies grants to [email protected] by July 7, 2022. Responses to the submitted questions will be posted on the website July 12, 2022.

For information on industry, regional and Indigenous grants, see Workforce Partnerships.

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