Employment Services for Immigrants
The following organizations are funded by the Ministry and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to provide employment readiness programs specifically designed for new immigrants to Alberta. The services include counseling and workshops to assist new immigrants in understanding the Canadian workplace and how to find a job in Canada.
Bredin Institute – Centre for Learning
Pharmacy Bridging and Building Information Modeling Programs
Suite 250, 910-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3N8
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
#300, 750-11 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3N7
In addition to these organizations there are many other programs and services designed to help newcomers move quickly into the workforce or get some skill training for occupations that are in demand. See the extent of available services in Calgary.
Internationally educated and trained Calgarians interested in exploring International Qualification Assessment Services can visit Alberta Works locations, where qualified staff will use a range of tools, including IQAS, to help them find work and develop effective career and educational staff. This service delivery for IQAS will ensure the right service will be provided at the right time.
IQAS can be one of a number of important steps towards successful employment along with other factors such as English language competency, professional training, linking previous work experience with current occupations that are in demand in Calgary’s labour market.
- Career Services
The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website provides information on work experience, workshops, resources for people with disabilities and more.
- Certification and Registration Requirements for Employment in Alberta
Certain occupations in Alberta require that the individual be certified or registered to be employed. Information on regulated occupations, including basic education, experience and examination requirements, and contact information for the regulatory organization.
- Trades or Designated Occupations
New Albertans with a trade or designated occupation can find out about the requirements for working in Alberta.
- Using Employment Agencies in Alberta and Canada