OST Childcare Training

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 OST Childcare Training?

Are you looking for a job? Is English your second language? OST Childcare can help you find an entry-level childcare job by offering both English and job-specific workplace training.

Students receive language instruction combined with job-specific training in collaboration with Bow Valley College (BVC).  Upon successful completion of the training, students receive the Child Care Level 1 Certificate issued by Alberta Human Services and a 3- academic credit Early Learning and Child Care course from BVC which could be applied for students’ upgrading to Early Learning and Child Care diploma.

In addition to technical skills training, you will also receive a chance to meet employers for workshops, presentations, and mock interviews. Students also receive a FREE monthly bus pass while they are enrolled in class.

Is childcare available?

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

Other Occupation Specific Training (OST) courses available:


Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Live-In Caregiver

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher


April 6, 2021 – July 29, 2021
August 3, 2021 – November 18, 2021
November 22, 2021 – March 24, 2022


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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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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