There are many resources and organizations available in Edmonton to help employers manage the process of hiring newcomers or permanent residents. These resources are directed to different scenarios, including employers interested in hiring international students, professionally accredited immigrants, or those immigrants who are unemployed or underemployed.
Immigrant employment resources for employers
Are you an employer seeking skilled, motivated workers? Could your business benefit from a bilingual employee? Whatever your needs, Acces Emploi is ready to help you find a suitable candidate. Acces Emploi's French-speaking clients come from within Canada and overseas, and skill sets include accounting, customer service, and trades and technology. Candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience are available – and all are ready and willing to work today! Pre-employment training courses (such as Construction Safety Training Service) are also available, as is assistance in establishing a workplace training plan.
To list a job opportunity or to discuss our programs and services, please call 780.490.6975.
ASSIST is a non-profit, charitable organization governed by a collective group of leaders representing the community, bringing a variety of professional and voluntary experiences and talents. Our board and staff believe in empowering immigrants by providing essential services to assist them in life adjustment and self-sufficiency in a new country.
Our programs include Integrated Services Program, Adult Learning English Courses, Children, Youth, Family, and Senior Services. One-on-One counselling, workshops, and group activities are provided to improve the well-being of people who live in our community. The Centre also recruits a large number of volunteers to provide the community with the necessary support and to work together to build a harmonious and healthy community.
L’Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (l'ACFA) is singular in its commitment towards developing the tools necessary to encourage Franco-Albertans across the province to build healthier, stronger, and vibrant communities. Through numerous consultations, l’ACFA aims to establish structures that link each Francophone to one another through pride and commitment in being part of a Francophone community.
The Bredin Institute offers a number of programs that assist employers in hiring immigrants. Two bridging programs are offered in Pharmacy and Accounting in which internships are provided, and employers can offer to host an internship in their workplace. The Bredin Institute’s Target Employment Program provides employers with clients from a broad range of backgrounds including trade occupations, labour, secretarial, and administrative positions. Job opportunities can be listed with the Target Employment Program by calling the Bredin Institute. Cross cultural workshops for senior managers and human resource departments are also available. These workshops help to provide a learning process between management and foreign employees.
To find out more about any of the programs offered at the Bredin Institute, call 780.425.3730 or see the website.
Catholic Social Services (CSS) provides a range of services developed specifically to facilitate the employment of immigrants in the Edmonton region. These services address language, education and enculturation needs to help immigrants adapt to Canadian workplaces. The Intercultural Education Program offers professional development training in the area of intercultural and cross-cultural communication to public and private organizations. This helps employers and employees understand and integrate differences across cultures in the workplace and in interpersonal relationships.
For more information, contact call 780.424.3545.
Founded in 1984, Changing Together is a nonprofit, charitable organization operated by immigrant women for immigrant women. Their mission is to help Edmonton and area immigrant women and their families overcome personal and systemic barriers that keep them from participating fully in Canadian Society.
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association is a not for profit organization that provides services to new immigrants, refugees, and first generation Canadians.
EMCN connects Edmonton employers with interview-ready, highly motivated candidates skilled in a wide variety of occupations, including engineering, accounting, information technology, and others. ESL training in the workplace is also available, and job developers work closely with employers to determine needs and requirements.
For more information, call the EMCN Coordinator for Job Development at 780.945.2275 or see the website.
Edmonton Vietnamese Chinese Association
Assists in the cultural transition of newly arrived immigrants from Vietnam. This organization provides summer classes, ESL classes, community services, and is involved in a number of community events. It also offers volunteer opportunities.
Street Address: 102 - 10534 109 Street
MacEwan's English Language Institute (MELI) offers a full range of courses and services to help bridge the communication gap of different cultures and to facilitate entry into post secondary programs. MELI offers full time and part time courses for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants wanting to improve their English skills, whether for general communication or academic study.
Grant MacEwan University, Alberta University Campus - University Preparation (University Studies International)
The MacEwan University Studies International (MacEwan USI) program has been developed as a final preparation for international students who are looking to eventually begin a bachelor's or an applied bachelor's degree, or to enter one of MacEwan's certificate or diploma career programs.
The Office of the Registrar provides the way for potential students to apply and register for programs, courses and workshops.
As a non-profit organization, the ICWA is committed to full participation of immigrant and visible minority women and men in the economic, social, and political life of Canada.
Edmonton Public Schools Metro Continuing Education can trace its origins to the night school for adults offered by Edmonton Public Schools in 1891. Courses in Basic English, academic, business, technical, and home economics were added, together with programs for Children, Youth, and Parents. In more recent years, we have introduced a selection of learning opportunities in academic, English as a Second Language, and unique general interest programs.
Over the years, our community learning programs have had many identities from Extension Services to Continuing Education to Metro Continuing Education. Our constant has been the continual service of the learning needs of the Edmonton community.
The centre provides settlement and employment services to immigrants. Programs include citizenship and computer classes, employment readiness, employment services, educational counseling, and Youth Services. MWCI is a partnership of Indo Canadian Women's Association, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, and Catholic Social Services.
Street Address: 335 Tower II Millbourne Market
7609 38 Avenue
This is a bilingual and bicultural member of the community that:
- Provides linguistic interpretation and cultural clarification
- Helps families access services and resources within the health and social service system
- Connects families to cultural community groups and resources
- Supports community development
NorQuest College provides intercultural education in the workplace as a means to increase diversity and integrate people from different cultures. English-as-a-second-language (ESL) training is also available, and can be customized to the language needs of specific workplaces (such as manufacturing, construction or retail environments). Coaching services are available for human resource managers in the process of integrating their workplaces, and NorQuest also provides essential service health care providers with on-site training programs that lead to certification.
For more information, call 780.644.6700 or see the website.
PSDN provides Edmonton employers with skilled and unskilled immigrant candidates, landed immigrants who possess a social insurance number. The Employment for Immigrants program provides job placement and support to both clients and employers. Job placement is based strictly on previous experience, which may or may not include Canadian job experience. Clients are unemployed or underemployed, and employers are encouraged to utilize the Government of Alberta Workplace Training program that provides funding for up to 70% of wages paid.
For more information, contact PSDN at 780.496.9220
The following publications have been produced by Alberta Employment and Immigration for employers and employees: