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Construction Pre-Trades

Prepare for a career in construction?


Program Overview

Construction Pre-Trades is an MCG program that provides employment preparation and technical training to unemployed Albertans for a wide range of opportunities within the construction industry.

This program offers each program participant:

  • Employment preparation skills and computer basics
  • Occupational skills training at NAIT
  • Safety Certifications
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Work Experience
  • Job Placement and Retention
  • On-going support for a 6-month period after completion of the program

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support services and programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

You may be eligible to enroll if you are:

  • Currently unemployed
  • Looking for employment in the construction industry

Program Highlights

  • Designed to support successful, full-time employment in the construction industry by learning valuable skills and knowledge.
  • Trades-based training component in a woodshop   
  • Offered at no cost
  • In Partnership with NAIT
  • Funded by the Province of Alberta in partnership with the Government of Canada.


  • 17 weeks (Edmonton)


  • Continuous

Industries of Employment/Employers

  • Residential, Commercial or Industrial Construction
  • Fabrication
  • Installation
  • Service or Maintenance
  • Warehouse

Job Opportunities:

  • Carpentry
  • Cabinetry
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Flooring
  • Windows & Doors
  • Molding & Millwork
  • Insulation
  • Scaffolding
  • Material Handling
  • Plumbing
  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Trail Systems
  • Sheetmetal

Is this program the right option for me?

If you are currently unemployed and are looking for certification/employment in the construction industry, this program may be the right fit for you.


Contact Information

P 780-448-1380 | F 780-448-1392
Address: 11th Floor, 10109 – 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7

Learn More

Interested in learning more about our Construction Pre-Trades Program? Fill out your information on the form below, and one of our career counselors will contact you within 24 business hours.

Construction Pre-Trades - Edmonton

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This class was amazing. The teachers are great and I learned so much, not only about carpentry, but also about myself. I got to meet some of the most amazing people and truly believe that enrolling in this course was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I don’t know where my life would’ve gone without MCG and I’m happy that I don’t need to find out.”                                                                                                             


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