Hope Inspired Resource and Employment Development (HIRED)

HIRED is a workforce development service assisting people that have obstacles and barriers to employment navigate, overcome, and chart successful career paths. HIRED provides individualized career development, including 1:1 mentoring/planning, coaching, skill development, and resources to help individuals improve their hopefulness and capacity to find, obtain, and retain employment.

Program Overview

HIRED helps Albertans overcome the obstacles that have prevented them from being employed, maintaining employment, or advancing their career with hope-inspired holistic wrap-around services. These obstacles could include (but is not limited to) lack of education or employability skills, mental health issues, criminal record, recovering from addiction, disabilities, being a lone parent, long term unemployment, culturally marginalized, etc. Each person will develop a unique plan of action nurturing hopefulness that will focus on opportunities not obstacles within a broad range of industries and professions.

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

This program offers each program participant:

  • Access to community, career, employment and training resources and information
  • Resource Centre supports such as writing and formatting resumes, accessing online resources, job boards and the use of a computer, printer and fax machine
  • Specialized activities to support the client build higher levels of hope, motivating them towards accomplishing their job/career goals
  • Individualized training/action plans
  • 1:1 or small group instruction to develop the skills and knowledge to find, obtain and retain employment
  • Connections to community agencies to help address barriers
  • On-the-job training
  • Connections to employers that are currently hiring and wage subsidies to support employee training
  • Job Search Support
  • Post-employment – job retention support
  • Funding for short-term certification training (e.g., first aid, Construction Safety, ProServe, QuickBooks)

Eligibility Requirements:

You may be eligible to enroll if you are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Resident of Alberta
  • Unemployed and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Experiencing obstacles to employment/attaching to the workforce
  • Willingness to work towards becoming employment ready

Program Highlights

  • Accepting clients for customized services to secure employment in Red Deer and area
  • Holistic support and planning to address personal goals and barriers to employment
  • Skill development through workshops and short course certifications
  • Direct access to our resource centre, job coaching, and employers
  • Funded by the Province of Alberta in partnership with the Government of Canada.


  • Varies, up to 28 weeks


  • Continuous

Industries of Employment/Employers

Some examples include:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Food Services/Hospitality
  • Health/Home Care
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Administration/Business Support
  • Infrastructure

Job Opportunities

Some examples include:

  • General Labourer
  • Line Cook
  • Sales Associate
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Administrative Support Roles
  • Security Guard
  • Cleaner/Janitor
  • Warehouse Picker/Packer
  • Grocery Clerk
  • Delivery Driver
  • Trades Helper
  • Grounds Keeper
  • Cashier
  • Childcare Provider/Nanny

Is this program the right option for me?

HIRED is a great option if you are unemployed and struggle to find or keep employment due to one or more challenges/barriers and are ready to address those challenges.


Contact Information

P 587-457-5313
Email: hired@mcgcareers.com
Address: 105 – 4807 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB  T4N 4A5

Learn More

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

Hope Inspired Resource and Employment Development (HIRED)


I was looking to start a new career path but needed to overcome the stigma associated with disabilities. The HIRED team always takes the time to help me in whatever way I need, I love the accountability the team provides for me. I’m not up to date on the new job market processes so having the support to navigate these new career processes has been impactful and allowed me to continue my journey. I have an interview scheduled for next week for a job I’m very excited about and with the help of them. I feel more confident than I ever have.


Previous HIRED Client