Job Grant Eligible Programs

Many of NorQuest College's professional development, continuing education, and credit programs and courses are eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

To qualify, training must be:

  • 21 hours in duration or greater
  • be completed within 52 weeks of the approval date and
  • result in some sort of credential

Delivery Options

NorQuest College offers maximum flexibility for corporate training delivery options. Choose from one of the following for our professional development options:

  1. Register in scheduled Continuing Education courses. Ideal for an individual or small group, participation in one of our regularly scheduled courses ensures your employees get training right away. Regularly scheduled courses are linked below, along with the course ID to making registration simple.
  2. Organization-specific delivery. Perfect when you have a number of employees you need to train, we'll set up a specific delivery just for your employees at one of our campuses, at your workplace, or at another convenient venue.
  3. Customized delivery. Not only will we create a delivery specifically for your team, but we will customize the course content to meet your organization's specific needs.

Credit programs may be accessed through our regularly scheduled programming and depending on the program, can be offered face-to-face full-time or part-time, online, and/or distance. See the specific program for more information.

No matter which option you choose, NorQuest will work with you through the grant application process and provide all necessary documentation needed to comply with the application and reimbursements requirements of the grant.

Phone: 780.644.6480

Eligible Programs & Courses

Continuing Education Programs and Courses

English in the Workplace

NorQuest's Centre for Intercultural Education provides training to develop employee skills in written and verbal communication with coworkers and customers.
Intercultural Competency

NorQuest's Centre for Intercultural Education provides training for employees who lead, hire, or work with culturally diverse teams.

Productivity Enhancement and Lean Training

NorQuest's Landmark Group Centre for Value Improvement provides training and development services for your employees who are or may become involved with Lean and project management activities. The following programs are eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant:

Project Assistant certificate program

This five-course program is appropriate for people who will be responsible for assisting project managers in their daily project related activities

Service Industry Skills certificate program

NorQuest’s hands-on workshops provide training for people who would like to begin a career in customer service. At the end of this program, students will understand and apply skills in customer service, teamwork, safety, and communication to their job on a regular basis. The Concession Worker specialization qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Combining the Service Industry Skills certificate program with a Customer Service Skills program or a Supervisor and Manager certificate program for a full, custom delivery would also qualify for the the job grant.

Customer Service Skills program

This program is targeted to those working with the public, to gain knowledge, skills, abilities and attitude that contribute to a positive customer experience.

To qualify for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, consider a customized delivery that combines the Customer Service Skills program with the Service Industry Skills program for complete service excellence training.

Supervisor and Management Certificate Program

6 one-day workshops that will help current and emerging leaders learn how to communicate, coach, build teams, and lead them through change in the workplace.
Microsoft Office 2013

NorQuest’s training includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for learners at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of competency. Current continuing education courses include:

Credit Continuing Education Programs and Courses

Business Programs
Accounting Technician certificate program

Accounting technicians are involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. They may also perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts clerk to financial controller and beyond.
Administrative Professional certificate program

The Administrative Professional certificate equips students with the skills and knowledge to become an effective office professional. Students will learn essential office skills such as basic accounting, office management, organizational politics, software applications, business communication, and event management.
Health & Community Studies Programs & Courses
Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

This post-diploma, advanced certificate program prepares licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with the knowledge and skills for a specialized career in orthopaedics. This program includes specialized orthopaedic procedures and a 300-hour preceptored clinical practicum.
Continuing Education for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

The following credit courses credits may be applied to continuing competency.
NOTE: not all courses may be offered every academic year. Use the course links below to see current available offerings:
Community Support Worker certificate program

This 1-year certificate program provides graduates the skills to serve in one of  three unique communities: Indigenous peoples, immigrants/refugees, and individuals with disabilities.
Health Care Aide certificate program

NorQuest College’s Health Care Aide program is among the largest in Canada and prepares aides to be a part of a health-care team in a variety of different settings, providing a high level of front-line care to clients in need of assistance.

This program has a specific workplace delivery model, as well as part-time evening offerings, to make it convenient and accessible for working employees and employers to access.
Continuing Education for Health Care Aides (HCAs)
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician certificate program

The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program prepares graduates to enter the workforce as Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians. These skilled technicians perform the critical work of sterilizing, packaging, and storing surgical and medical instruments.
Pharmacy Technician Bridging program

The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education program has been developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to assist individuals already working in the role of pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills to align with changes in the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians, without returning to school to complete a full-time training program.

Additional continuing education courses for Pharmacy Technician Bridging include:


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