Welcome to Alberta!
Whether you are coming from elsewhere in Canada or another country, Alberta has many ways to help you embrace the changes.
Start with the ALIS website’s Look For Work resources, where you’ll find
- advice about writing resumés and cover letters, networking and succeeding at interviews
- links to work-search videos
- information about job fairs and career events
Continue by looking up the ALIS publication, Advanced Techniques for Work Search, which offers detailed information about finding work. ALIS CAREERinsite and OCCinfo provide information about jobs, including
- certification requirements
If you want to browse jobs, ALIS offers links to a variety of Alberta job banks, while the federal government’s Canada Job Match allows employers and job seekers to be matched based on their respective needs and profiles.
You can also use social media to explore job opportunities.
Talk to Someone
Another option is to, drop by an Alberta Works Centre. Staff in locations across the province can help you plan your career and set up your work search. They can also connect you with employers, tell you about training options and inform you about self-employment.
If you are a foreign national who would like to live and work in Alberta temporarily or permanently, speak to a Government of Alberta immigration specialist.
If you are from overseas and looking for career advice in your native language, contact settlement agencies and talk to their career consultants.
Assess and Improve Your Language Skills
If you need to improve your English, consider
- settlement agencies, which can help you get your English skills assessed and join an English as a Second Language class. They can also help you with settling in generally.
- community resources, like libraries and Community Adult Learning Councils, which may also offer language programs for newcomers
- CBC Radio’s Break the Wall, which is another great resource for learning English
Check Your Qualifications
Many of the permits and qualifications you need to work in Alberta are the same ones you would need anywhere in Canada.
If you completed your education in a different country, check out the following resources:
- Working in Alberta: A Guide for Internationally Trained and Educated Immigrants can help you find out if you’re qualified to work in your field in Alberta.
- Alberta’s International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) can help you assess your credentials.
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training can help you assess your qualifications if you work in a trade.
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has online application forms, guides and other tools to assist you.