Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) System

Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) system is an industry-driven system that ensures a highly skilled, internationally competitive workforce.


This workforce supports the economic progress of Alberta and its competitive role in the global market.

Industry (employers and employees) establishes training and certification standards and provides direction to the system through an industry committee network and the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board. The Alberta government provides the legislative framework and administrative support for the apprenticeship and industry training system.

Through the combined efforts of industry, government and the training institutions, Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training system is able to respond to the labour market and contribute to developing a highly skilled workforce that is competitive nationally and internationally. This collaboration helps to ensure that the apprenticeship and industry training system is timely, up-to-date and responsive to the needs of industry and the economy.

There are many ways for you to get involved with the AIT system, whether you are an apprentice, an employer, or an employee of an Alberta business that hires and trains apprentices.