Shortages in skilled trades have been an issue for members for years. With an estimated 20% of skilled labour retiring by 2030, it further amplifies the need to develop our future skill labour pool.

One of the initiatives launched to address this growing concern was the BILD Alberta Scholarship for Construction Careers. An initiative that will help support hundreds of students at NAIT & SAIT on their education journey.

In addition, BILD Alberta has been meeting with various program providers across the province who are looking to connect members with an untapped pool new workers. Below is a list of program providers and the service they offer. Click on their icon and start connecting today!

Bredin Centre
Bredin Centre is dedicated to helping unemployed connect to the right job & employers recruit the right candidate. We are focused on supporting industries affected by the current labour shortages.
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Nada Ali
780-425-3730 ext. 2291
Service Area: Edmonton

Centre for Newcomers
CFN is resource for immigrants of all nationalities in Calgary offering career and employment services and English training.
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Pablo Franco
Service Area: Calgary & Area

Edm Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
EMCN offers services to immigrants including Skillup a 17 week course of foundational training for the construction and trades sector.
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Junior Ruhigisha (JR)
Service Area: Edmonton & Area

SkillBit is a 12-week Simulated Workplace Training program offering skilled labour for Alberta’s job sites in Horizontal Directional Drilling, Concrete-Asphalt and Landscaping.
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Kyle Hostyn
(587) 442-3318
Service Area: Edmonton Area

Equipped with exposure courses like First Aid, Forklift and Skid Steer and more, our participants bring a diverse skill set to your workforce.
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Sydney Schneider
1-855-295-7180 (ext 5)
Service Area: Grande Prairie

YOUCAN Youth Services Road to Work Program trains youth in employment skills, hands on hand and power tools, safety training and a wage subsidy for companies looking to hire our 18-25 year olds.
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Tim Lavergne
Service Area: Edmonton

Women Building Futures
WBF provides free skills training and support services for women and gender-diverse individuals, so they’ll be ready for a career in the skilled trades.
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Women Building Futures
Service Area: Alberta

We bring together industry and schools to guide Alberta youth into successful career paths through work-integrated learning & paid internships. Services are FREE to employers.
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Lara Barnett
Service Area: Alberta

ApprenticeSearch is a free online job search and matching platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship trade positions in Canada.
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Apprentice Search
Service Area: Canada

Career Fairs

Career fairs are great opportunities to connect with individuals who are interested in entering the residential construction sector, and to expand your team. Construction season will soon be upon us. There are various upcoming career fairs to get involved in. Members are welcome to distribute the list to any partners.