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ALIS ALBERTA is career, learning, and employment information that helps Albertans achieve success.


Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) a nonprofit organization committed to opening labor mobility pathways for refugees and other displaced people. TBB does not work on refugee resettlement but rather connects refugees with international employment opportunities so that they may work in countries where they can access full rights and stability.


Bredin Centre for Learning provides responsive services that empower and connect people to fully contribute to our community through pathways to education and employment. We currently offer government funded programs to support Unemployed Albertans and Newcomers to Canada in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Spruce Grove. 1-Step Employment VIDEO HERE CareerLink VIDEO HERE


Career Leap In partnership with Alberta Labour, supporting those individuals who are having difficulty entering the workforce, as well as highly skilled professionals, and those transitioning to other industries or occupations. Career Leap is a government funded program, so there are no fees to access our services. VIDEO HERE


Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers Since 1981, EMCN has been supporting immigrants and refugees to settle, integrate and thrive in Edmonton. EMCN provides comprehensive settlement services and targeted programs for immigrants and refugees to support them in achieving confidence, a sense of belonging, and a successful life in Canada. EMCN services include: language services and programming,therapeutic and social services, settlement services, bridging and training programs, employment services, and community developmentinitiatives.


Elizabeth Fry Society Work4Women: Employment Program offers services to women who have been, are at risk of, or are currently in contact with the legal system. Women accessing employment services face a variety of barriers such as poverty, mental health issues, addiction issues, child welfare issues and child care concerns, criminal records, isolation, illiteracy, lack of education and training and discrimination.


Employabilities is a non-profit, charitable organization providing services to Albertans for over 45 years. We work with adults and youth with medical conditions, permanent injuries, disabilities, mental health issues and barriers to employment. EmployAbilities is recognized as a leader in developing and managing programs, services and resources designed to reduce barriers for individuals and increase participation in the labour force.


Government of Alberta Self-Employment Training Program is designed to help you develop business skills, write a solid business plan and launch your small business.


Headhunters Recruitment We do recruitment differently. We are a values-based organization with a social conscience and heart and are committed to respect and integrity within our organization and in the marketplace.


Rupertsland Training Institute An affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and holding a triple mandate in education, training and research, we offer a variety of training programs, employment services and information to Métis people through a network of offices across Alberta.


Career Training at Campbell College - Career Training Diploma Programs in Edmonton - Our Business Diploma Programs are the perfect formula for success! Our graduate success rate is 93%. We have been successfully training in this field since 1986. We have wonderful partnerships with industry, employers, and government. With experienced instructors to support you throughout your course, financial aid options and career support, it’s easier to train in a high-demand career stream that suits you at Campbell College in Edmonton.



Athabasca University Canada's Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality and educational opportunities for adult learners worldwide.


Anderson Career Training Institute  Since 1996, ACTI has provided the government-funded Self-Employment training program to over 1500 Albertans. This program includes 10 weeks of group instruction followed by 16 weeks of business coaching all provided by experienced entrepreneurs. The program covers all aspects of business start-up including marketing, sales, finance, law, risk management, business plan writing and personal development. The program is particularly effective at helping students break out of their comfort zones and prepare for the psychological challenges of business ownership (self-doubt, procrastination, and fear of uncertainty).


The King's University is Edmonton's Christian university and serves students and communities across western Canada and around the world. Its campus is located in Alberta's growing and vibrant capital and situated on Treaty Six territory, the traditional home of many Indigenous peoples.


Concordia University of Edmonton - For almost one hundred years, our students came together through a shared belief, despite their varied interests and fascinations, their majors and minors. It created a unique culture, where we could learn and create with anyone. CUE is no longer a faith-based campus but it remains a gathering place — a place of spirit — no matter what drives us.


MACEWAN UNIVERSITY - Our student-centred approach to learning evolves to meet your needs. Full-time or part-time studies, in-person or online, future-focused and adaptive—our programs provide you with the skills, creativity and experience you need to thrive in your community and be successful in your career.


Athabasca UniversityCanada's Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide.


CAREERS: The Next Generation    Enable youth on their path to rewarding careers. Allowing young people to explore careers that are in demand now and in the future. Connect learning to earning with a focus on staying in school and improving grades. Empower youth with knowledge of opportunities, both in the workforce and post-secondary.


Nait We aspire to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world’s leading polytechnics. Being a polytechnic means: we deliver technology based education across our programs. Our education is experiential and hands-on. We work in partnership with industry. Our applied research solves real problems.


Norquest College is the Edmonton region’s largest community college, serving 19,354 students annually through full-time, part-time, online, face-to-face, and regional learning options. NorQuest helps students with diverse educational backgrounds complete or further their studies. Our foundational programs offer employment readiness, academic upgrading, and English language training. We offer career paths in health, community studies, and business through a range of post-secondary diploma, post-diploma, certificate, and course credit programs. Continuing Education and Custom Training options are also available to support individuals and organizations to develop new skills, advance career opportunities, enhance productivity, or increase employee engagement. NorQuest has programs available in Wetaskiwin and through online study, and we pride ourselves on offering a unique student experience and access to the latest technology and services to our students in the community. These include:  student advising, financial advising, tutorial and academic coaching services, Indigenous student services, services for students with disabilities, library and writing centre access, health and wellness services, assessment testing/exam invigilation, career and employment services.


TECHCareers In partnership with the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta Technology Training Centre, Manpower fully believes in the re-skilling of talent for Alberta's digital transformation. TECHCareers is a retraining program for unemployed professional Albertans into Software Developers.  TECHCareers is a government funded program, so there are no fees to access our services.


Internship Program - Experience startup culture and get paid for it. Short-term internships plus a boost from VFC's training will grow your opportunities when you graduate.


Level UP for Students - Riipen

How Canadian students get paid to build skills for their career.

Short-term, remote projects you choose, where you'll meet potential employers and earn work experience alongside a supportive community of Canadian students.


Robertson Online Micro-Courses to help you build your skills and gain the essential knowledge you need to jumpstart your career.

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