Rapid Employment Services

Short Course Training and Certification to Employment

Program Overview:

The MCG Rapid Employment Services (RES) Short Course Training to Employment is a comprehensive and participant-centric program offered through in-person and virtual platforms.

RES intends to support Participants by providing pre-employment readiness and direction on short course training to eliminate obstacles and increase Participants’ ability to obtain and retain employment.

MCG will work with each participant to develop a Participant Profile, which draws information from a Skills Assessment, Skills Gap Analysis and Transferable Skills Assessment to support identifying short courses required to secure employment in their areas of interest that match in-demand industries.

This program offers each program participant:

RES will provide Short Course Training, Employment Readiness and Direct Placement services for up to 16 weeks.

  • Individualized support from Job Developers
  • Short Course Training and Certifications such as:
    • First Aid and CPR, H2S Alive, WHMIS, Construction Safety Training System
    • Forklift, Skid Steer, Telehandler, and Logistics Drone Operator
    • Leadership for Manufacturing, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Workplace Hazard Control
    • Microsoft Excel for Construction
    • Class 3 Licence, TDG, Confined Space Entry
  • Employment Placement and Supports
  • Connections to employers that are hiring

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 participate if you are:

  • Strong interest in rapidly finding employment in identified areas of demand
  • Willingness to gain skills and obtain/maintain full-time employment
  • Have a need for a short course(s) to obtain and maintain employment
  • Be EI Eligible (80%), Non EI Eligible (20%) close to entry/re-entry in the field of interest
  • Be able to financially support themselves until the service is completed

Program Highlights:

  • Industry recognized certifications such as First Aid, Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry and more.
  • Job placement supports
  • Access to community service providers to address barriers
  • Ongoing support and guidance, including after employment is obtained
  • Offered at no cost
  • Funded by the Province of Alberta in partnership with the Government of Canada.


    • Continuous intake

    Job Opportunities:

    RES targets in-demand industries such as Industrial Construction, Manufacturing, Energy, Transportation Logistics, and all support roles in each identified industry (safety, administrative, management, and supervisory).

    Is this service the right option for me? 

    If you are currently unemployed and/or underemployed (20 hours or less/week), are between the ages of 18 and 64, and are job-ready (not in need of extensive employment skills training/development), Rapid Employment Services may be the right fit for you.

    Contact Information

    P 780-448-1380 | F 780-448-1392
    Email: ressc@mcgcareers.com
    Address: 11th Floor – 10109 106 Street NW, Edmonton AB  T5J 3L7

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

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    I came to know of MCG through a flyer handed to me by their staff during a visit at Forest Lawn Library.  They responded to my call and I was advised to email my resume.  Subsequently, personal meeting was ensured with their staff and I further attended two regular sessions held every Friday at their office.  During said meetings, job searching, potential independent micro-business, resume preparation are some of the topics discussed.  Incoming Job Fair events with participating companies were strongly imparted during the session’s meeting…on April 23, 2018 I went to the job fair held at Victoria Stampede and found two companies hiring for my trade.  Later that day, I received an email and a phone call for an interview the following day, where they hired me and to commence work at once.  My gratitude to the MCG staff for their technical support and services in finding me a job.  Also, for the financial assistance for the tools I needed to start my career”                                                                                                                                                            


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