What is Alberta Works?
Alberta Works is a program designed to help Albertans get into the work force so they can provide for themselves and their families. Financial support may include any or even all of the following:
- Tuition and books
- Monthly living allowance
- Health Care Benefits
- Child Care Expenses
What Programs are eligible for funding through Alberta Works?
Academic Upgrading (Foundation levels 6-9)
College Preparation (Grades 10-12)
MCTP (Mechanical and Construction Trades Preparation)
How do you know if you’re eligible?
If you can answer “yes” to all the questions below, you may be eligible:
I am 18 years of age or older.
- I have been out of high school for the last 12 consecutive months.
- I am currently unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week making less than $20 per hour.
- I do not have any employment training or degree/diploma/certificate from a post secondary institution.
- I do not have the skills I need to obtain gainful employment, nor do I have an alternate source of income to meet the needs of my household.
- I am ready willing and able to attend training at this time with no outstanding personal issues. Child care, housing and transportation have all been arranged.
- I am not looking to upgrade courses I’ve already been given credit for.
- I have an employment goal and an academic plan that will help me get there.
How do you maintain funding?
- Attend all of your classes regularly.
- Documentation must be provided to excuse any absences. Once you accumulate 6 days of unexcused absences your funding will be withdrawn. If there are extenuating circumstances, make an appointment to see your Alberta Works Advisor as soon as possible.
- Follow your approved academic plan.
- You must discuss any changes to your plan with your Alberta Works Advisor. This includes things like adding or dropping a course, or taking a different course not listed on your plan.
- Achieve and maintain academic progression in all classes.
- In addition to passing all of your courses, you must receive a grade high enough to progress to the next level of training.
How do you get more information?
See a Student Advisor at the Office of the Registrar