Workforce & Immigration

ProgramSummarySectorIntake Period / Effective DateDate Information Updated
Alberta Jobs, Economy and TradeThe Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Trade provides supports to meet the needs of both employees and employers with resources and information on employment standards, occupational health and safety, skills and training, grants and labour market information.

Local Workforce Consultant, Moyra Kennedy
Ph: 780-360-9111
Not sector specific2024/02/27
Work-Sharing ProgramThe Work-Sharing Program helps employers and employees avoid layoffs when:

there is a temporary decrease in the normal level of business activity, and
the decrease is beyond the control of the employer

The agreement provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers. All employees participating in the agreement must experience a minimum 10% reduction to their normal weekly earnings.
Not sector specificOngoing 2024/02/22
AgriDiversity ProgramThe AgriDiversity Program aims to help under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities, to fully participate in the sector by helping these groups address the key issues and barriers they often face for sector participation.Agriculture First intake period is closed. Information on the second intake will be available in December 2024.2024/02/22
Canada-Alberta Job GrantThe Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.Not sector specificOngoing 2024/02/22
Driving Back to Work Grant ProgramThe DBTW program supports unemployed and under-employed Albertans in obtaining a Class 1 driver’s licence by covering more than 90% of training and testing costs.Transportation and logisticsThe application intake will reopen on April 1, 20242024/02/22
Training and Employment DirectoryTraining programs and employment services provide unemployed people with the support they need to be successful in their job search and find new jobs.

Agencies deliver the programs in communities across the province.

The directory is organized alphabetically by community. It is updated monthly, but information can change without notice and may not be all-inclusive.
Not sector specific2024/02/22
Work-integrated learning pilot programThe Work-integrated Learning Industry Voucher pilot program is a new initiative that provides paid work placement for hundreds of students in their field of study, ensuring they get meaningful, hands-on experience from industry experts and launch successful careers after graduation.Not sector specific 2024/02/26
Workforce Partnership GrantsWorkforce Partnership grants provide funding to organizations such as employers, industry and sector associations, regional organizations and Indigenous organizations to support labour market adjustment strategies and workforce development, including initiatives to attract and retain workers through partnerships.Not sector specificOngoing2024/02/27
Rural Entrepreneur Stream - County of WetaskiwinThe County of Wetaskiwin is a participating community in the Rural Entrepreneur Stream. It is an economic immigration program & immigrant entrepreneurs who want to start a business or buy an existing business in a rural Alberta community can submit an Expression of Interest to participating communities.Not sector specific 2024/02/27
CAREERS CAREERS works with Alberta Schools to connect students to employers for paid internships. Not sector specific 2024/02/27
Career Ready ProgramBusinesses of all sizes can access wage subsidies of up to 70% through TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program when they hire students in tech-immersive roles.Not sector specific2024/02/27
FIRST (First Industry Research Science Technology) JobsFIRST (First Industry Research Science Technology) Jobs offers meaningful work experience for a current student or recent graduate of an Alberta post-secondary institution while supporting the growth of Alberta’s SME Tech Sector. Technology 2024/02/27
Start Up Visa (SUV) ProgramThe Alberta IoT SUV Program is built for scaleup companies looking to establish themselves in the Canadian market. We are looking for innovative, tech-based companies with a proven revenue stream interested in coming to Alberta. Companies that will create jobs for Canadians, are economically viable and are looking to integrate into the blossoming tech ecosystem in Alberta.Technology
Ongoing 2024/03/29