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.

Eligibility

Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Live-In Caregiver

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher

Commitment to complete 3-month program

Semester

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

Full-Time
April 6, 2021 – June 25, 2021
June 28, 2021 – Sept 24, 2021
Sept 27, 2021 – Dec 17, 2021
Jan 3, 2022 – March 25, 2022

Part-Time
April 6, 2021 – Sept 23, 2021
Sept 27, 2021 – March 24, 2022

Online
April 12, 2021 – September 30, 2021
October 4, 2021- March 31, 2022

Location

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, this service is temporarily being offered online.

TIES Westwinds
#311, 32 Westwinds Cr NE

Cost

Free
No Registration Cost

Schedule

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

Funded / Supported By

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