Transition to Employment Services

This program supports individuals, who have barriers to employment, to acquire workplace and occupation-related skills that help the individual obtain and maintain employment.

How it works

Transition to Employment Services provides a variety of work-directed services which will lead to full time, paid employment by:

  • assisting individuals to maintain viable employment that provides increased income and work-related benefits
  • providing employers the opportunity to add to and diversify their workforce in collaboration with Alberta Labour

There are three primary components in TES:

  1. Employment Placement and Supports
  2. Job Matching
  3. Unpaid Work Exposure

In addition, there are two supplementary support components:

  1. Short Courses
  2. Employment Readiness

Who is eligible?


Individuals experiencing barriers to get and keep a job are eligible for the program. Those barriers may include:

  • lack of essential skills
  • limited work exposure
  • lack of occupation related skills, and other barriers to employment


Employers (small, medium or large, government, and crown corporations), who express interest in participating in the program and are willing to offer full-time employment opportunities are deemed to be eligible employers.

For more information, please refer to the Alberta Works Program Policy Manual.

Modified: 2016-09-19
PID: 15532

Contact this service

Call the Career Information Hotline:

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