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Employ Alberta matches unemployed Albertans to employment opportunities through On-the-Job Training or Paid Work Experience in Fort McMurray, Slave Lake, and Whitecourt.

On-the-Job Training takes place at the employers’ work site and offers employers up to 70% of wages to a maximum of $390 per week to hire eligible unemployed participants.

Supplemental Training Funds in addition can be requested up to a maximum of $1,500 per participant.


Paid Work Experience is intended to support individuals to perform specific tasks, become familiar with employer work site standards and demonstrate competency and skills and offers employers a paid wage subsidy for up to three weeks of work experience.

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government

  of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

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