Employment in Alberta

Government Services

Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) – Government of Canada’s website helping foreign-trained workers succeed in Canada. It provides valuable information for newcomers, persons planning to immigrate to and work in Canada, employers and various FCRO partners such as regulatory bodies and immigrant serving organizations.

Working in Alberta – Government of Alberta’s site providing employment information for newcomers. Includes a “Working in Alberta” tool, which produces reports on specific professions in specific locations. 

Working in Canada – Government of Canada’s site providing employment information for newcomers to Canada. Find out about jobs, wages, qualifications, and what you need to to before and after arriving in Canada. 

Employment for Newcomers to Canada – Lists benefits, programs, and services available to newcomers seeking employment. 

Service Canada: Social Insurance Number – how to obtain a Social Insurance Number–you must have a SIN to work legally in Canada. 

Canadian Labour Market Information – General and detailed information on local labour markets across Canada, including monthly bulletins for each province.

National Occupational Classification & Career Handbook – Since its introduction in 1992, the National Occupational Classification system continues to be the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada. The NOC is used daily by thousands of people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labor market. 

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program– The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an employer-driven immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta, in conjunction with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Employers unable to fill skilled positions with Canadian residents may present their business case to the Alberta PN Program and apply for approval to recruit a specified number of foreign candidates to fill these positions. Employers may also apply to the PN Program to nominate individuals already working in Alberta, under a Temporary Foreign Worker Authorization.

Vocational Services

Employment and Training Programs and Services – Alberta Employment and Training Programs and Services provides opportunities for Albertans to make successful transitions from school to work, unemployment to employment and from one career path to another. 

Immigrant Services Calgary – Provides access to all the services immigrants need to achieve their career and educational goals.

Centre for Newcomers – The Centre’s professional career practitioners specialize in helping people with international training, education or work experience succeed in the Calgary labour market. 

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society – Assists newcomers with the transition process by delivering programs that prepare individuals for economic independence within the realities of today’s Canadian workplace.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association – Offers specialized employment services for Calgary’s immigrant women’s community.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers – Career and Employment Services provide a variety of services to help the immigrant and newcomer to Canada find work.

Canada Wise – Canada Wise provides settlement and information services for newcomers to Canada, including individual relocation, corporate relocation, and intercultural training. 


Self-employment for Immigrants – Information about self-employment from the Government of Alberta. 

Canada Business–Services for Entrepreneurs – Provides information and support to develop your ideas and business plan, registering your business name, buying and financing a business, and various checklists and guides. 

Strategic Canada’s Business and Consumer Site – Timely business and consumer information: start a business and explore new markets, research trade and investment data by product or industry, keep up with technological innovation, access a library of consumer information.


Red Seal Trades – List of trades that fall under the Red Seal Program-a program maintaining the standard of excellence for skilled trades across the country.

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Alberta – Provides support services and training to help immigrants work in the trades in Alberta.

Job Search Websites

Job Bank – Job Search, Job Match, Job Alert, Résumé Builder and Career Navigator tools are available, as well as a Training and Careers section that will help you identify career options. Also discover the latest trends, employment prospects and salary ranges of skilled trades and occupations. (A Government of Canada Site). 

Public Service Commission of Canada – The Public Service of Canada offers a wide variety of employment opportunities in many fields and areas of specialization. 

Government of Alberta Jobs Site – Search for careers in the provincial public service. 

Alberta Work Search Online – Alberta Work Search Online will help you make the most of your online work search.

Workopolis – A source for finding employment and contract work in Canada. Search millions of jobs in all industries. 

Monster.com – A source for finding employment and contract work in Canada. Search millions of jobs in all industries. 

Jobs Hub – A source for finding employment and contract work.

WowJobs – A source for finding over 100,000 jobs across Canada including advertised, classified and company sites.

Professional Associations

Canadian Professional Organizations of Canada– Comprehensive list of professional associations in Canada.