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Calgary Programs

Unemployed from the oil and gas industry and want to obtain employment in another sector? 

Alternatives to Careers in Energy provides unemployed energy sector employees with employment preparation services and either employment placement or on-the-job training/paid work experience.  Each client will develop a unique plan of action and will be supported as they access workplace preparation and career transition skills to best prepare them to transition into full time employment in an occupation outside of the energy sector utilizing the skills and experience gained in past employment roles.

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Career and Employment Centre Calgary 

Innovative services and supports to help you in your career, employment and post-secondary choices.

Located next to the Southcentre Mall and across from the C-Train Station, the Calgary Career and Employment Centre provides Albertans with free employment resources and career and employment support.  Working with a professional Career Coach you will be assisted in achieving your career goals.

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Centre de Carrière et D’Emploi Calgary 

Services et soutiens innovants pour vous aider dans vos choix de carrière, d’emploi et d’études postsecondaires.

Situé à côté du centre commercial Southcentre et en face de la gare C-Train, le Calgary Career and Employment Centre offre gratuitement aux Albertains des ressources en matière d’emploi et un accompagnement professionnel et professionnel. Travailler avec un accompagnateur professionnel sera accompagné pour aider le demandeur d’emploi à atteindre son objectif.

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An individualized and comprehensive employment preparation program for unemployed Albertans with barriers to work.

MCG’s Employment Preparation for Careers in Construction program provides job seekers with challenges in finding and maintaining employment with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to succeed in employment. Clients are connected to community service providers to receive the support needed to address their challenges and then provided with a Paid Work Exposure opportunity within the construction industry. Sustainable employment is the program objective.

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Innovative job search strategies, computer skills training, and personal development – that can help you achieve meaningful and rewarding employment.

MCG’s Experience Counts program provides Mature Workers (50 to 64) with the opportunity to update current skills and obtain new knowledge while receiving customized support with the goal of attaining and mainitaing employment. This program includes six weeks of in-class professional and personal development training and one-on-one support from a Job Coach during the client’s job search.

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Launch is a paid work experience program for young adults ages 20 to 30.

Clients will have some post-secondary education (college, university, trades) and be unemployed and struggling to find employment due to a lack of experience or career focus. Each client will develop an action plan specific to their employment goals and will be provided with one-on-one career and employment counselling for which the client will receive a training allowance. The paid work experience component connects the client with an employer who will provide occupation-specific training.  This allows for the development of relevant work experience. Full-time, sustainable employment is the program objective.

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Priority Employer Program (PEP)

Helping Businesses Put Ability First

The Priority Employer Program (PEP) was developed to support by offering a range of resources, training and guidance to help with the recruitment, hiring and retaining and advancement of persons with disabilities.

PEP empowers employers through the provision of:

  • Online or in-person education and training related to advancing inclusion for employers and staff
  • Support and guidance for human resources activities
  • Access to employer focused tools, resources and publications
  • Supported connections to disability service providers
  • Provision of accessibility and ergonomic assessments for worksites
  • Assistance with applications for employer grants
  • Upskills training and micro-credentialing for current employees with disabilities and supervisors of employees with disabilities

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Rapid Employment Services (RES)

Employment supports for individuals Ready, Willing and Able to return to work.

Rapid Employment Services (RES) is a program for job-ready Albertans looking to enter the workplace immediately. RES clients will work one-on-one with a job coach to determine their job search needs and will have access to several services.

RES services include job search techniques, interview skills, resume writing, assessing skill gaps, understanding transferable skills, identifying the hidden job market, researching new sectors, generating employment leads, and direct job placement.

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Increase your skills to succeed in the workplace. 

This program aims to provide Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS) with a focus on literacy and essential skills development leading to employment and/or training.


  • Ages 18 – 64
  • Must be unemployed or marginally employed
  • Must be ready, willing, and able to work, or return to school

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Winning Edge – Workplace Training (WPT)

Explore your employment options with on-the-job training opportunities.

Workplace Training partners with employers who can provide individual-centered programs, on-the-job training, and paid work experience. Participating employers agree to train or provide work experience for a predetermined period of time, with the expectation of the individual being able to engage and maintain employment in most cases with the same employer.

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