Employment Support

NOTE: At this time, 1-on-1 employment support services have been paused. Please watch this page and our social media for all updates!

Below you can find helpful articles on school, employment support, and skill building plus a list of external employment services.

Helpful Employment-Related Articles

Alberta-Based Youth Employment Resources

Edmonton Youth Resources

Boyle Street Education Centre (Charter School)  
Phone: 780-428-1420 

E4C – Hallway Cafe (16-24yrs)
Phone: 780-619-5502
Email: info@e4calberta.org

Edmonton John Howard Society  | REE*START (15-22yrs) 
Phone: 780-428-7590 

Edmonton’s Food Bank  | Beyond Food 
Phone: 780-425-2133 

Elizabeth Fry Society | Girls Empowered and Strong (12-17yrs)
Phone: 780-784-2200 

YMCA  | Bridging the Gap (employment; 15-30yrs)  
Phone: 780-429-9622

YESS  | Resource Centre (FKA: BEST) (15-24yrs) 
Phone: 780-468-7070

Old Strathcona Youth Society
10325 83 Avenue
Phone: 780-496-5947

  • Offers in-house workshops on resume writing, interview skills, budgeting, and dealing with addictions. For youth 14 to 24 years. Also provides leisure and drop-in activities!

Bredin Centre for Learning
9th Floor, Harley Court Building
10045 111 Street

  • Provides employment preparation and life skills workshops, as well as job search assistance to unemployed or under-employed adults

Careers in Transition
Phone: 780-496-9228

  • Offers client-centered adult education, training, and career counseling services in preparation for employment

Job Order Bank Service
Phone: 780-427-5627
Toll-free: 1-800-999-1546

  • provides an online job bank and access to employment and career information and services throughout Canada

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
11713 82 Street
Phone: 780-424-7709

  • Provides programs and information for immigrants on career counselling, training on-the-job, skills training, and profession and occupation-specific programs and courses

Bissell Centre Employment Services
Phone: 780-423-2285 ext. 374

  • Provides assessments, referrals, life management workshops, employment counselling, safety courses, resume development, supported job searches and placement opportunities.

#402, 10909 Jasper Ave
Phone: 780-423-4106

  • Provides skill development, education, and employment services to adults and youth with medical conditions, mental health challenges, permanent injuries, disabilities, and employment barriers.

MCG Careers

  • Employment preparation for careers in construction

BSG Enterprise Inc

102, 10665 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3S9


  • a project that provides youth-focused workplace training opportunities to youth 18 to 24 years of age so that they can develop the skills and qualifications for long term employment. It is also a client-centered program and decisions are made to best support the needs of the individual. The intent is also to provide a progression of training and work experience that would not otherwise occur that will lead to sustainable employment. 

Manpower Services
10031 101 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta 780-420-0110

  • Career Leap – comprehensive and individualized Transition to Employment Services enabling job seekers to acquire skills to re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible. Employment preparation support, workshops, individualized coaching, job placement, job matching and unpaid work exposure options.

NorQuest College
10231 108 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta  T5M 1C1 780-644-6000

  • Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre an Aboriginal Training to Employment (ATEP) program assists Indigenous job seekers to enter or further their career paths in various careers in construction and business sectors in the construction industry.


Prospect Human Services Society
102, 9940 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2N2

  • Youth Employment Services if you are between the ages of 18 – 24 and looking to jumpstart your career, this program will provide you with all the tools you need to make your job search successful. You receive comprehensive and individualized Transition to Employment services to enter or re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible. This service includes employment preparation support for short courses, workshops, individualized coaching, job placement, job matching and unpaid work exposure options and employer networking events.
Calgary Youth Resources

Youth Employment Centre

  • The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) provides free career and employment services to youth ages 15 – 24.
  • In collaboration with local and national businesses and various youth serving agencies, YEC provides youth with free career development opportunities and employment services


Youth Centres Of Calgary

Youth Services Guide

Brooks/Red Deer

YMCA Employment Centre

  • Medicine Hat College Brooks Campus
  • Workplace Training will connect unemployed Albertans to employers through either On-the-Job Training (OTJ) or Paid Work Experience (PWE). The program will enable unemployed Albertans to acquire essential skills and occupation-related skills required in the local labour market, better enabling them to find and maintain employment. Workplace Training (WPT) is an individual-centered program where decisions are made to best support the needs of the individual. The intent is also to provide incremental training and work experience that would not otherwise occur. Employers are selected based on their ability to provide On-the-Job training or to facilitate the Paid Work Experience component and to provide ongoing employment once the Workplace Training contract is completed.
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