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 a job-specific training and receive the following certification upon completion of the program: Childcare Certificate Training – Child Development Assistant  ( Level 1) Certification Preparation, Alberta Government Curriculum, Certificate issued by Alberta Human Services.

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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