Alberta Works Office Locations – Where to Go

Check out the UPDATED list of ALBERTA WORKS OFFICE Locations on the Government of Alberta Website, HERE.   (Below may be outdated: check the link above to be sure). Edmonton City Centre Alberta Works Centre Address:10242-105 Street Edmonton AB Phone:780-427-9674 TDD:780-422-0790 Fax:780-422-0161 Email:105-street.is@gov.ab.ca Hours of Operation:Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services:Career and employment … Continue reading

Women Building Futures – Trades training for women

Women Building Futures offers various trades training programs for women, including supports (*housing, financial, etc.) and referrals, including admission opportunities specifically focused for Aboriginal students. Check out their information for prospective (potential) students HERE.    

Homeless Connect: Free Services!

Homeless Connect Edmonton is an event that happens twice each year. The event provides free essential services to homeless and at-risk individuals on one day at the Shaw Conference Centre.   Services offered include: mental health assessments library services foot care haircuts immunizations pre-natal support dental care tax preparation laundry housing information employment and training services

What should I do for work? Job and Career Interest Assessments

A good place to start is the ALIS (Alberta Learning Information Service) Website. You have to sign up using an email address to use their online self assessments, but it is worthwhile. ALIS offers: Know Yourself – do computer quizzes that will help you learn about what type of work you would like, what kind … Continue reading

Community Mental Health Clinic

The Community Mental Health Clinic provides services to adults suffering from chronic and severe mental illness. 108 Street Building 3rd Floor 9942 108 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 780-342-7700 Serves Adults,18 to 64 years of age, suffering from chronic and severe mental illness. For children’s mental health services refer to the Children’s Mental Health … Continue reading

Joining the Canadian Forces

Many young people are interested in applying to work with the Canadian Forces. Here is some information from their WEBSITE Who can apply: To apply to the Canadian Forces, you must: 1.Be a Canadian Citizen. 2.Be 17 years of age, with parental consent, or older, except: •Regular Officer Training Plan – Junior applications must be … Continue reading

Strengthening our Spirit

Strengthening Our Spirit (SOS) is a three week program that brings together the elements of Aboriginal teachings, sharing circles and life skills training and pre-employment training.   Pre-Employment Program   Talking Circles, Employment readiness and Basic computer skills Exposure courses offered: CSTS, First Aid, H2S Alive, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Food Safety,  Fork Lift Certification. … Continue reading

Métis Entrepreneurial Program

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? We can help turn your dream into reality. The Métis Entrepreneurial Program has been designed to provide self-employment training for those starting a new business or expanding an existing business. The financial contribution may include: Tuition for a self-employment training (usually 16 weeks) Mentoring and support … Continue reading

Metis Employment Supports Program

Do you have a job lined up but the employer requires you to have workboots, tools, or a short course before you can start? The Métis Employment Supports Program can help. This Program provides: Required work equipment and/or attire Tuition and books for short term training such as safety certification Assistance with travel to your … Continue reading

Metis Targeted Wage Subsidy Program

If you have skills but lack work experience in your area of interest, and need an employer to give you a chance, the Rupertsland Institute can help with their Metis Targeted Wage Subsidy program. They give your employer a wage subsidy of up to 50% of your wages for a maximum of six months (or one year in the case … Continue reading