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Government Procurement and Apprenticeship Policy

The Alberta Government values training opportunities for apprentices. The Government Procurement and Apprenticeship Policy was created through a cross-ministry collaboration between Infrastructure, Advanced Education, and Transportation to optimize the use of apprentices on government-funded projects.

Some Alberta Government construction projects will have an apprenticeship requirement to help apprentices receive work experience. At least one apprentice will be required on projects over $15 million and more than 2 years in duration. Subcontracts over $500,000 will also require at least one apprentice.

Apprenticeship Requirement

Applies to:

  • At least one apprentice is required on projects valued at more than $15 million,
    or those that require more than two years to complete as well as sub-contracts of $500,000 or greater.
  • 11 construction-related trades

Contractor Obligations

Under this policy, each Prime Contractor is required to submit the following:

1. Apprenticeship Plan

  • Submitted as part of bid to the contracting ministry
  • Provides details about how the contractor will optimize the use of apprentices; support apprentice exposure to a broad scope of the trade; support the progression of apprentices through their apprenticeship program; and support diversity in apprenticeship.

2. Data about tradespeople on the jobsite

  • Submitted on a monthly basis to AIT via an online tool

3. Summary Report

  • Submitted to AIT at the end of the construction project

 Trades involved

 The apprenticeship requirement applies to the following trades:

Further details are available here