Employment Programs

Anderson Career Training Institute

As the longest running Self Employment training program in Edmonton, ACTI has provided this government-funded business training to more than 1500 Albertans over a 24-year period helping them in their goal of starting and running their own business.

A major reason for the success of this program is the training team of over 18 entrepreneurs and business specialists. This ensures that the 10 weeks of online group training sessions are practical, relevant, and thorough.

Another reason is the 16-week mentoring phase where you receive personal coaching from an experienced entrepreneur as you take those crucial first steps in your business.

The team at ACTI is proud to continue providing this program in partnership with and fully funded by the Government of Alberta with support from the Government of Canada.

There is no cost to those who attend the program and you might be eligible for other financial support while in the program to help with your living costs.

Contact us for more information now!

https://acti.org/


About the Self-Employment Program

This program is for people who are unemployed, have never owned a business before, and are committed to starting their own business right now. There is NO COST for you to attend this program.

The program features 10 weeks of online group training followed by 16 weeks of online coaching and support as you get your business up and running.

The group training is taught by experienced entrepreneurs and guest speakers who are experts in small business operations. The topics covered give you a solid foundation of knowledge to start your business.

During the coaching phase, you can begin setting up and operating your business and serving customers with the guidance of an experienced mentor (subject to public health restrictions in effect at that time).

This is the entrepreneur boot camp! The content is practical. The pace is serious. The guidance is tailored to you. The trainers have been “in the trenches” and they know what works in the real world. Although a lot of material is covered, smaller class sizes mean you get individualized attention and time to get your questions answered.

If there’s a part of you thinking “maybe I could do this – maybe it’s my  time,” get the information BEFORE you make a decision. See if this program could impact your life like it has for over 1500 others before you.

Ballad Consulting Group

Are you seeking employment preparation skills and work experience? Are you located in Whitecourt, Barrhead, Westlock, Edson or area? This unique and flexible community based job-development program helps you establish career skills, self-esteem, and self-awareness. Work through multiple barriers to seek, secure, and maintain employment with hands on exposure to carpentry, construction, hospitality skills and targeted job placement opportunities.

https://balladgroup.ca/

BGS Enterprises Inc.

BGSs’ personalized approach helps you determine your interests and abilities, identify your Career Goals and equip you with the tools and resources to develop your personalized Career Success Strategy

https://www.bgsenterprises.com/


EMPLOYMENT/CAREER SOLUTIONS

We at BGS strongly believe in providing quality support for our clients as they journey through the decision-making and action taking process of reaching their employment, career, and training goals. BGS offers a full range of one to one personalized Career services, ranging from “one time” needs i.e. Resume Development/Interview Preparation to ongoing extended Coaching assistance. Our Services also include:

  • Career Assessment a Case Management
  • Career Transition/Coaching
  • Pre/Retirement Coaching

Bredin Centre for Career Advancement

BredinWorks for Internationally Educated Professionals:
https://www.bredin.ca/unemployed-albertans/employment-services/bredinworks/

Are you looking for support to have your Foreign Qualifications recognized, attain licensure to work in your field in Canada, and/or find employment that makes use of your education and experience? Then you have come to the right place!
Our no-cost program helps you understand and successfully navigate the licensure and credentialing process in Canada as well as obtain employment in your area of training.

Servus-Bredin Microloans for Professional Newcomers:
https://www.bredin.ca/unemployed-albertans/other-services/Servus-Bredin/

Are you an Internationally Educated Professional looking to continue your career in Canada but unable to afford the high cost of relicensing or certification? This micro-lending program is an Alberta lending solution offered in partnership with Servus Credit Union and provides low-interest loans of up to $15,000 to support professional newcomers with costs related to pursuing licensure and accreditation in Canada.

SkillTech
https://www.bredin.ca/unemployed-albertans/employment-services/SkillTech/

Enhance your Business and Technology skills by receiving targeted micro-credentials to upskill your digital literacy. Examples of training may include Technology Bootcamp, Intro to Data Analytics, Digital Marketing and Social Media, and Intro to Web Development. Increase your skillset to better meet employer needs to improve the digital side of operations and emerging technology platforms.

DiversityWorks
https://www.bredin.ca/unemployed-albertans/employment-services/diversityworks/

Through this program, Bredin offers short-term financial reimbursement of up to $390 per week to employers who hire and provide training to immigrants. We offer two types of employer partnerships through this program:
a- On the Job Training: We work with our clients and employers to create a professional training plan that will ensure client success and employer satisfaction.
b- Paid Work Experience Bredin offers employer partners limited financial reimbursement for up to three weeks to provide our clients with paid work experience. We can also cover certain safety tickets and training costs that may be required to meet job requirements.

Calgary Career Hub

The Virtual Resource Room gives you access to our Resource Room Coordinator for light touch help with resumes, interviews and labour market knowledge. At your convenience, explore the Virtual Resource Room and discover a range of invaluable resources, tips and videos that will help you with your job search.
https://www.calgarycareerhub.com/resource-room-register/

Follow the Calgary Career Hub Eventbrite page to register for a variety Business Spotlights showcasing company cultures, roles and hiring practices. Additionally, we offer Job Search tactics focusing on tips and tricks to deepen and diversify your job search efforts.  Make sure to check back often to view our upcoming events!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/calgary-career-hub-30686870892

Higher Landing Inc.

www.higherlanding.com

Transition to Employment Services and Workplace Training services provides a combined service to unemployed Albertans, who have been impacted by job loss due to a declining economy or lack experience in a desired field and are interested in making a career transition. Participants may lack formal education, industry specific experience or have outdated skills that make it difficult to find employment. Target population includes engineers, geologists, geo-science professionals, IT, Finance and Human Resources.

Lifemark Health Corp.

Lifemark has been providing a comprehensive range of vocational services throughout Alberta for more than two decades including vocational assessments, employability assessments, employment preparation, labour market analysis, interest and aptitude testing, transferable skills analysis, psychological counselling, career counselling, resume preparation, computer training, job search skills development, supported job search, job placement, job coaching, and more!

https://www.lifemark.ca/supply-chain

The exciting and expansive supply chain sector is growing, and is in need of workers with the right skills.

Lifemark, with funding from the Government of Alberta and Government of Canada, is offering the Supply Chain Training and Employment Program to eligible Albertans at no cost to help you join this workforce.

The program will prepare you for entry to mid-level positions in the supply chain industry. Training will include:

  • 9 weeks of classroom training including essential skills, occupational skills, computer skills, health and safety training, employment preparation, and job search
  • Specialized training in the following streams: transportation, material handling, administration, and frontline supervisor
  • 1-4 weeks work experience placement
  • Support from multidisciplinary team including an Employment Counsellor, Job Developers, and Technical Facilitators

MCG Careers


Winning Edge Program:
Winning Edge: Workplace Training is an MCG program that works in partnership with employers to provide unemployed Albertans with career training and work experience. Employers agree to train program participants and provide a paid work experience opportunity for a predetermined period of time. In most cases, the participants’ transition from contract to permanent employment with the employer upon successful completion of the program.
https://www.mcgcareers.com/winning-edge-workplace-training-wpt/

Alternatives to Careers in Energy (ACE)
Alternatives to Careers in Energy provides unemployed energy sector employees with employment preparation services and either employment placement or on-the-job training/paid work experience.  Each client will develop a unique plan of action and will be supported as they access workplace preparation and career transition skills to best prepare them to transition into fulltime employment in an occupation outside of the energy sector utilizing the skills and experience gained in past employment roles.
https://www.mcgcareers.com/alternatives-to-careers-in-energy/

ReBrand: Employment Initiative for Youth in Alberta
ReBrand is a province-wide program that provides youth in Alberta with an opportunity to develop essential life and career skills. Participants work through a series of program modules that aide in career planning, education planning, stress management, job search, networking, and much more. The end-goal upon program completion is for program participants to either obtain full-time employment and/or to return to school to pursue further education.
https://www.mcgcareers.com/rebrand-calgary/

StepUp:
StepUp to Success is an MCG program that provides Career and Employment Services to Albertans who require literacy and essential skills development to help them obtain employment. Each program participant has access to:

  • A self-directed resource and job search centre that provides access to job postings, resume/cover letter assistance, community boards, computers, printer, scanner, telephone, and fax machine.
  • Workshops that focus on employment and education, which will ultimately help participants meet their career and education goals. Program workshops include, but are not limited to: Life Skills, Career and Education Exploration, Parenting, Work-Life balance, Job Search and Job Maintenance, and Computer Skills Development

https://www.mcgcareers.com/stepup/

Microbusiness Training Centre

At Microbusiness Training Centre we have helped hundreds of people take control of their future with our unique step-by-step Small Business Training Program. It’s a course like no other and gives you the tools you need to start your journey toward independence and successful business ownership.

Many people think that to be an entrepreneur you have to have some kind of special character traits, such as being a risk-taker or being aggressive. This just isn’t true. Recent studies show that the only significant factors for business success are attitude and planning. If you have the right attitude you can accomplish anything. We can help you with the planning.

For more than 18 years the staff at Microbusiness Training Centre have helped aspiring entrepreneurs reach their goal of becoming independent, successful business owners.

Our Business Advisors, Trainers and Coaches are all experienced microbusiness owners who have real-world business experience. Microbusiness Training Centre delivers practical, hands-on training that you can put to use right away in establishing and then growing your business.

The Canadian Microbusiness Training Program© is the result of years of program delivery and an in-depth understanding of the needs of microbusiness start-ups. We have helped people start just about every kind of business imaginable across every industry sector.

https://microbusiness.ca/


FREE Government Funded Self Employment Training

Are you ready to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Check out the Self-Employment Training Program at Microbusiness Training Centre. Due to COVID-19, Self Employment Training is now delivered online. This program is designed to help you develop business skills, write a solid business plan and launch your small business.

You could qualify for FREE Government funding or Learner Income Support while taking Self-Employment Training. To be eligible for Government funding, you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  • Have received EI in the past 5 years;
  • Have contributed sufficient employee premiums towards EI during 5 of the past 10 years;
  • Currently receiving Income Support from Alberta Works;
  • Not receiving EI may allow you to qualify for Learner Income Support based on your personal financial circumstances;
  • Other Albertans may qualify if they are not receiving EI or Income Support funding, but have the personal financial resources to support themselves during self-employment training.


The online Self-Employment Training Program at Microbusiness offers:

  • Individuals in the greater Edmonton Region and northern Alberta an opportunity to take online classroom training through Zoom technology/internet based training. You receive live-stream facilitated instruction, training schedule, training modules, business templates, assignment schedules, individual coaching, access to guest speakers, industry experts and resources.
  • 8 weeks full-time online learning with experienced facilitators, business coaches and entrepreneurs helping you gain business skills and develop your own professional Business Plan.
  • 18 weeks professional business coaching and mentoring that follows your online classroom experience to help you launch your business.
  • 3 months of additional business coaching, mentoring and networking opportunities.
  • Interactive and motivational group learning experiences in small online class setting.
  • Guest Speaker & Industry Experts include valuable legal, accounting, finance, marketing and social media advice. Meet former Microbusiness grads and more.
  • Inclusion in Zoom Group Networking Sessions online to meet other successful business owners.
  • Feature for your business in “Success Stories” on the Microbusiness website.

MNP – Self Employment

Committed to the success of Alberta’s entrepreneurs, MNP helps ventures launch, grow and thrive. MNP and the Government of Alberta have partnered to offer you the Self-Employment Program. The next intake dates start on June 21st & September 20th. Link up with us today to see how you can attend an information session to learn more!
https://www.mnp.ca/services/consulting/self-employment-program

Momentum

www.momentum.org/home

Momentum’s Self Employment (SE) Program supports unemployed or underemployed individuals the opportunity to leverage their skills and expertise to become self employed and be their own boss. This program is a full-time, 26 week commitment. We use a learning lab approach, where participants will test and validate their business model in real time. Participants will develop their entrepreneurial mindsets and competencies, be immersed in design thinking, and will be enabled to operationalize and implement their business model.

Participants of the SE program will have access to Individualized Business Coaching, ability to apply to Momentum’s MicroLoans, and will connect into an entire ecosystem of ongoing support.

For more information and to apply, please visit Momentum’s website or contact 403-204-2657.

Prospect

Prospect offers a variety of programs and services for job seekers and employers. All our programs are developed through consultation with the people they will serve. All are designed to connect skilled people with employers who will work with them to succeed.

https://prospectnow.ca/?p=13078

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU FIND A JOB: CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

If you need advice or career counselling, talk to our expert staff members.  Are you wondering how skills from one job could translate to another? We can help.  We have tips for your job search, how to build a great resume and cover letter, and who might be receptive to inquiries.

Need further education or training? We can help you explore the best options.  We have connection to employers & community resources  We offer workshops that give practical assistance to job seekers.

WJS Canada

LEAP is a FREE program at WJS Canada where Individuals aged 15 – 30 with various barriers to employment complete a person centered curriculum based around developing self determination, self awareness, and self advocacy. Participants will then begin a job search for inclusive work opportunities and customized employment. If you or someone you know is interested in this, please join us for an info session or reach out with any questions you may have.

Email : lcaney@wjscanada.com / zhussain@wjscanada.com

Website : https://wjscanada.com/services/youth-support/

Youth Employment Centre

 

Youth Employment Centre Services:

The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides FREE career and employment services to youth ages 15-24. Youth can meet with an Employment Counsellor to get support with resumes/cover letters, job searching strategies, interview preparation, networking/volunteering opportunities, career exploration, industry training options (WHMIS, CSTS, ProServe, Standard First Aid/CPR), employment opportunities and connections to employers. To access services, book a free employment session online, visit www.YouthEmploymentCentre.ca or call 403-268-2490. Drop by YEC’s virtual booth to speak to Violet Rudy to learn more.

 

This Way ONward:

The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) has partnered with Gap Inc. to offer This Way ONward, a life skills and paid store internship program to help youth ages 16-24 land their first job with Old Navy. To learn more, please come by YEC’s virtual booth today or sign up for a live information session by visiting the Programs and Events section on www.YouthEmploymentCentre.ca

Brooks

YMCA Employment Centre
Medicine Hat College – Brooks Campus
medicinehatymca.ca/employment-services

Workplace Training will connect unemployed Albertans to employers through either On-the-Job Training (OTJ) or Paid Work Experience (PWE). The program will enable unemployed Albertans to acquire essential skills and occupation-related skills required in the local labour market better enabling them to find and maintain employment. Workplace Training (WPT) is an individual-centered program where decisions are made to best support the needs of the individual. The intent is also to provide incremental training and work experience that would not otherwise occur. Employers are selected based on their ability to provide On-the-Job training or to facilitate the Paid Work Experience component and to provide ongoing employment once the Workplace Training contract is completed.

Transition to Employment Services provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals who are close to the labour market to acquire workplace and occupation related skills that will facilitate their rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market.

Camrose

Directions for Wellness
https://dfwi.ca/

Workplace Training (WT) provides an employer-delivered work-site training program that enables on-site training for unemployed Albertans who are having difficulty entering the workforce due to a lack of skills.

Transition to Employment Program provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals to acquire workplace and occupation related skills that will facilitate rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market. Services are available through in person or through telephone contact in Leduc, Camrose and Wetaskiwin.

Red Deer

Career Assistance Network (Red Deer, Drumheller, Hanna, Olds, Stettler, Three Hills)
contact@rdcan.ca

Transition to Employment Services offer a comprehensive and individualized service enabling job seekers to acquire skills to re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible. Services include employment preparation support, workshops, individualized coaching, job placement, job matching and unpaid work exposure options. Services will be delivered in the community by in-person appointments and/or distance service delivery (via email, telephone and Skype) with optional Virtual Workshops.

 

ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
www.ethoscmg.com/bwca
bwca@ethoscmg.com

Business Works Central Alberta Self-Employment Program provides professional business coaching and entrepreneurial skills training. The 26-week program utilizes a blended learning environment that incorporates in-person classroom activities, online learning materials and structured independent study time guided by the material in the lectures and skills developed during the classroom. Clients will be expected to attend initial meetings in person in either Red Deer, Camrose or Lloydminster. The program will be delivered using webinar and collaboration software for facilitator led program delivery in a virtual classroom. Participants will have access to training from any of the 3 communities listed above or from their home or office.

Fort McMurray

Keyano College
www.keyano.ca

Supply Chain Warehouse Operations Program – Start a career in Warehouse Operations at Keyano College. This program is a comprehensive 12-week Integrated Training course that teaches job specific technical and employability skills through classroom learning, industry exposure and safety certifications and includes a 6 week work experience placement. Keyano also provides necessary support for you to find fulltime employment in the warehousing field upon completion.

Hinton/Edson

Hinton Adult Learning Society
www.hintonlearning.ca

Workplace Training (WT) – Are you currently unemployed and lacking the workplace skills you need to be successful in your job search? This program provides job matching with an employer in Edson, Hinton or Grande Cache to deliver work-site training that enables unemployed Albertans who are having difficulty entering the workforce due to a lack of skills obtain the skills required to gain fulltime employment.

 

Kopar Administration Ltd.
www.koparadmin.ca/programs

Transition to Employment Program – Are you looking for assistance with your job search, need help with your resume or interview skills or do you want to know who is hiring? This program provides comprehensive and individualized services to enable individuals to acquire workplace and occupation related skills to facilitate rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market. Services are delivered through the Edson office with itinerant services to Hinton.

Hospitality and Tourism Training Program – Obtain the skills and certifications you need to jumpstart your career in tourism and hospitality. This Integrated Training program provides employability and occupational skills training in Edson and Hinton to prepare you for a variety of roles in the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

Grande Prairie

Carlson and Company
www.gpworkplace.ca

Transition to Employment Services – Are you lacking workplace and occupational-related skills to find your next job or are you looking at making a career transition and need job search assistance? This program offers job search, workplace and occupation-related skills to facilitate rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market. Services are offered in Grande Prairie and area.

Jasper

Jasper Employment and Education Centre
www.jasperemployment.com

Transition to Employment Program provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals to acquire workplace and occupation related skills that will facilitate rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market.

Lacombe

Lacombe Labour Market Resource Centre
https://action-group.ca/employment-services

Lacombe Action Group operates a Labour Market Resource Centre in the City of Lacombe. The Centre provides up to date labour market information that can help you succeed in the Alberta economy and is open to all Albertans free of charge.

Lethbridge/Pincher Creek/Cardson

NISH Execuserv
www.execuservplus.com

Self-Employment (SE) Program provides entrepreneurs with 26 weeks of self-employment training that includes 6 weeks of formal instruction, business plan development and one-to-one business counseling, coaching, guidance and 20 weeks follow-up while implementing business plan and business start.
Teamwork Training
Lethbridge, Alberta
403-382-3770

Connections – Careers in Supply Chain Integrated Training Careers in Supply Chain Integrated Training (IT) program provides industry recognized skill training to prepare individuals for entry into supply chain positions. The training is intended to increase participants’ competitiveness in the labour market, opening the doors to higher skilled employment and increased income. Training includes employment preparation and essential skills training, and occupational skills training and work experience placements.

Project Hire – Fast Track to Employment provides transition to employment and workplace training services to Albertans, 18 years of age or older, who require assistance with acquiring workplace and occupation related skills to help them in the labour market. Services are customized to the needs of the Albertan and may include group workshops or one on one coaching. Workplace training provides an employer-delivered work-site training program that enables on-site training for unemployed Albertans who are having difficulty entering the workforce due to a lack of skills. Call for more information 403-382-3770.

Office and Accounting Essentials for Business program provides industry recognized skill training to prepare individuals for entry to mid-level administrative, accounting, operations and customer service positions. The training is intended to increase participants’ competitiveness in the labour market by priming them to meet current employer expectations with training in office and admin systems; accounting theory and software; and collaborative, productivity and Microsoft Office applications. This program provides a blended learning environment with opportunities for self-directed and guided learning. Training includes employment preparation, occupational skills training, job search support and connection to employment opportunities. Call for more information 403-382-3770.
Training Inc.
https://traininginc.ca/services/work-force-training/

Workforce Training Program will provide 8 weeks of training for un-employed Albertans for in-demand occupations including: agriculture, logistics, construction, production/manufacturing, oilfield and transportation industries. Training will include 22 industry recognized safety and equipment operation certificates, digital technology, Class 3 Driver’s training (if required), work experience (if required) and employability training. Call for more information 403-320-5100.

Lloydminster/Vermillion/Wainwright/Vegreville

3A Academy and Consulting Ltd.

Transition to Employment Services provides an array of service options to assist unemployed Albertans experiencing barriers with obtaining and maintaining employment. Services are offered on an individualized and flexible basis to assist individuals with acquiring workplace and occupation-related skills that will facilitate entry or re-entry to the labour market as quickly as possible.

Workplace Training (WT) provides an employer-delivered work-site training program that enables on-site training for unemployed Albertans who are having difficulty entering the workforce due to a lack of skills.

Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat College
(YMCA staff will provide information on behalf of MHC)

Introduction to The Trades provides a unique blend of occupation related skills, work experience placement, employability and essential skills, mentorship and applied academics for the purposes of skilling up Albertans who identify as female to better prepare for employment in the trades. The next intake is January 2021.

YMCA Employment Centre
www.medicinehatymca.ca

Transition to Employment Services provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals who are close to the labour market to acquire workplace and occupation related skills that will facilitate their rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market.

Workplace Training connecting unemployed Albertans to employers through either On-the-Job Training (OTJ) or Paid Work Experience (PWE). The program enables unemployed Albertans to acquire essential skills and occupation-related skills required in the local labour market better enabling them to find and maintain employment. Workplace Training (WPT) is an individual-centered program where decisions are made to best support the needs of the individual. The intent is also to provide incremental training and work experience that would not otherwise occur. Employers are selected based on their ability to provide On-the-Job training or to facilitate the Paid Work Experience component and to provide ongoing employment once the Workplace Training contract is completed.

Connections Career & Safety Services Ltd.
www.safetyconnections.ca/courses

Commercial Driver Program is an Integrated Training that provides unemployed or marginally employed adult Albertans Class 1 and 3 Driver training and occupation-related skills recognized by industry/employers so that Albertans can secure and maintain employment in the commercial driving industry.

There are 3 streams of training available:
Class 1 MELT – 8 weeks
Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT (Class 3 to a 1) – 4 weeks
Class 3 – 4 weeks

Skilled Labourer is a six week Integrated Training program that provides unemployed or marginally employed adult Albertans both heavy and light equipment training, safety courses, and employability and essential skills for employment in various sectors.

Wetaskiwin

Directions for Wellness
https://dfwi.ca/

Workplace Training (WT) provides an employer-delivered work-site training program that enables on-site training for unemployed Albertans who are having difficulty entering the workforce due to a lack of skills. Services are available in person in Leduc, Camrose and Wetaskiwin.

Transition to Employment Program provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals to acquire workplace and occupation related skills that will facilitate rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market. Services are available through in person or through telephone contact in Leduc, Camrose and Wetaskiwin.

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