Employment Skills Training (EST)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, this service will temporarily be offered online. Click here for a list of contacts.

What is Employment Skills Training (EST)?

Are you new to Canada? Are you looking for a job, but having trouble with your search? We offer FREE Employment Skills Training for landed immigrants and refugees.

In this program, you will study four categories (up to 80 hours in each) that are important for working in Canada:

1. Job search skills
Includes valuable information on accessing hidden job markets, goal setting, knowledge of the Canadian labour market, creating resumes/cover letters, and video portfolios and building a LinkedIn profile.

2. Canadian business communication
Includes training on Canadian business culture, verbal/non-verbal communication, conflict resolution, time management, and much more!

3. Computer skills for job readiness
Includes hands-on experiences with Microsoft Office, online job search sites, and professional software applications (Google suite).

4. Seminars and networking opportunities
Access local events and job fairs while hearing from guest speakers from different industries.

EST students also receive a FREE monthly bus pass while they are enrolled in class.

Is childcare available?

EST students receive up to $500/month per child to purchase childcare services from a licensed facility while they are enrolled in class.


Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Live-In Caregiver

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher

Commitment to complete 3-month program


Note: Students can still join after a course has started. Register anytime.

April 6, 2020 – June 26, 2020
July 2, 2020 – Sept 25, 2020
Sept 28, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020
Jan 4, 2021 – March 26, 2021

April 6, 2020 – Sept 24, 2020
Sept 28, 2020 – March 25, 2021

Sept 14, 2020 – March 11, 2021


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No Registration Cost


This program has ongoing intake, meaning students can register anytime.

EST Class Schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Full-Time Classes 8:45AM – 2:30PM 8:45AM – 2:30PM 8:45AM – 2:30PM 8:45AM – 2:30PM 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Part-Time Classes 6:00PM – 9:15PM 6:00PM – 9:15PM 6:00PM – 9:15PM 6:00PM – 9:15PM
Online Classes 6:00PM – 9:15PM 6:00PM – 9:15PM 6:00PM – 9:15PM 6:00PM – 9:15PM


Semester Breaks:

Christmas Break (2 weeks)

December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021

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