Directory of Educational Resources



Directory of Educational Resources
in Edmonton and Northern Alberta

This Directory is designed to serve as a general guide to various educational programs and services in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. It does not endorse any of the listed programs and services.

Youth Employment Connections Program (CORE)

Employment Readiness
CORE: Connections, Opportunities, Relationships, and Employment is an employment program focused on assisting Youth in Care (ages 16-17) and Young Adults from Care (18+) transition into employment.
Vision: to provide a safe, inclusive space for Youth and Young Adults to grow their confidence, attitudes, knowledge and skills to positively impact their employment and career journey. 
Mission: Meet you where you’re at.

Program elements: 30+ employment preparation workshops; worksite tours, job shadowing, work exposure opportunities; community events; peer connections; career counselling; employer matching and follow-up support. 

CORE Lounge: come meet us at our youth-friendly service delivery site in downtown Grande Prairie

CORE Mobile: Our mobile unit travels within 500 km radius to rural and remote clients
NOTE: this is for Youth ages 16-17 currently in Government care or young adults ages 18+ formerly in government care
Institution: Ballad Consulting Group (Ballad)
Minimum CLB Level: N/A
Full or Part Time: Full-time or Part-time


Academic Upgrading

CCI-LEX is now offering one-to-one tutoring at a special rate. Get online tutoring with experienced TESL-certified instructors, a flexible individual schedule, and customized content for your needs. Our teachers want to help you improve your English. We can provide training for general English, conversational English, business writing, pronunciation, test preparation, and more. Whatever you need CCI-LEX will help you reach your goals!


Institution: CCI-LEX (Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange)
Minimum CLB Level: N/A
Full or Part Time: N/A
Funded: No


English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Communication Skills for the Workplace (CSW) Certificate is a language-based learning certificate program intended for international speakers of English working in the public or private sector, or for individuals looking to increase their employability by building their knowledge of workplace communications and cultural competencies. Earn a microcredential badge for each course taken. Available to group applicants only. No individual applications accepted.

Institution: University of Alberta
Minimum CLB Level: 5
Full or Part Time: Part-time
Funded: No

Skills Enhancement for Newcomers

Employment Readiness

The program helps newcomers to Canada develop the skills, knowledge and practice unique to Canadian workplaces, enhancing their employment profiles.

Institution: NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
Minimum CLB Level: 6
Full or Part Time: N/A


LINC Literacy

This program offers Literacy (Foundation L to 4L). Students have the advantage of working with teachers who are specially trained for their literacy needs. This full-time program runs as follows: 

  • Morning Classes – Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (Foundation L to 4L)
  • Afternoon Classes – Monday to Friday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Foundation L to 3L)
  • Online Classes – Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (CLB 3 & 4)
  • Childcare is not available at site for both full-time and part-time programs

For administrative support, please contact: 

  • Morning, full-time program: Yen at
  • Evening program, Aina at
Institution: LINC- Clareview Rec Centre
Minimum CLB Level: Literacy
Full or Part Time: Full-time or Part-time
Funded: Yes

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