Do I qualify?

qualify lrg

This is a government-funded training program to help unemployed people start their careers in the trades. 

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • be ready, willing and able
  • be 18 to 30 years of age. (Some exceptions are allowed for workers older than 30 years)
  • be unemployed or working part-time less than 20hrs per week for the previous 12 weeks.
  • need skills to become employed. The program is not designed for people who have skills already and want to change their career.
  • be able to read and write English to a CLB Level 5 and know basic trades math. A Grade 12 education is not required but in order to be ready for apprenticeship, the applicant must have satisfactory academic skills.
  • have valid identification, an Alberta Health Care Number
  • be out of the regular high school system for one year.

Selection Criteria

Once considered eligible, the successful applicant will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Level of Education (English and math academic abilities/grades): Grade 12 is not required but some Gr. 11 and Gr.12 subjects are preferable.
  • Amount of Work Experience
  • Finances (ability to support yourself while in the program/funding options)
  • Other achievements - Driver's Licence, References

Financial assistance