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Employment Skills Canada

Do you need help finding work? This program will teach you about working in Canada. You will also get 110 hours of work experience.

What is Completion certificate

Ministry-approved teaching and learning activities that provide practical training for rapid entry into frontline jobs but do not culminate in a parchment/credential.

What to expect from the program

Are you from a different country? Do you want to learn about work in Canada? Do you have a disability that makes learning hard? This program can help you!

Learning in the classroom

  • In person at our Edmonton campus
  • 3 days per week
  • Practice language skills
  • Learn about Canadian work culture
  • Set goals

Work placement

  • Part-time, unpaid work placement
  • Gain 110 hours of Canadian work experience
  • Support from a career coach
  • Get help to keep your job
  • Access to community resources

Program schedule

  • Orientation
  • Month 1-2: Part-time classes
  • Month 2-3: Part-time classes and work experience
  • Month 4: Part-time work experience

Who should take this program

This program is for people who:

  • Are a newcomer to Canada
  • Must be 18+
  • Have a learning or mental health challenge
  • Are ready to start working

How to apply

  1. Fill out the online application form
  2. Program staff will review your application
  3. The college will contact you for an interview with program staff

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Funded by

Government of Canada and Government of Alberta


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