Training for Work

Training for Work

The Government of Alberta is helping individuals get back to work through workplace skills and training programs.

How it works

Training for Work is a suite of programs and services for unemployed, marginally-employed, and underrepresented groups in the workforce. These programs are:

  • Immigrant Bridging (IB): 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.
  • Integrated Training (IT): 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.
  • Self-Employment (SE): provides training that facilitates entry into self-employment by offering individuals formal instruction on business plan development, business counselling, coaching and guidance.
  • Transition to Employment Services (TES): provides unemployed individuals one-on-one 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.
  • Workplace Training (WT): supports employer-driven work-site training and paid-work experience opportunities to those who are unemployed and experiencing barriers to employment .

Who is eligible?

Training for Work programs supports newcomers, Indigenous people, women, unemployed individuals, as well as individuals on Employment Insurance and Income Support.

Partnerships

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

Employment and Training Services Directory

The Employment and Training Services Directory (PDF) provides a listing of programs and services available to unemployed Albertans across the province. To confirm training dates and to register for programs, email or call the training providers at the contact information provided in the directory.

Created:
Modified: 2017-09-11
PID: 15530

Contact this service

Call the Career Information Hotline:

1-800-661-3753 (toll-free)
780-422-4266 (Edmonton)