Trades Alberta

The Alberta government was a proud supporter of an Edmonton Journal series that examined the importance of careers in the skilled trades. The Trades Alberta series looked at the benefits of working in trades professions, and highlighted initiatives to help young people and groups under-represented in the trades, including Aboriginal people and women, get started on rewarding careers.  It continues to be available online.


The series was produced in partnership with CAREERS: The Next Generation, an organization dedicated to the career development of Alberta’s youth. It was supported by the Alberta government and the following industry partners: Syncrude, Suncor, Cenovus, Women Building Futures, Christian Labour Association of Canada and Diversified Transportation.

Government of Alberta partners included:

  • Indigenous Relations promotes social and economic opportunities to enhance the quality of life of Alberta's Indigenous people. 
  • Education supports the needs of students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services through Grade 12.
  • Advanced Education is responsible for the administration of Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training system. This industry-driven system produces highly skilled, certified tradespeople who can compete with the world’s best.
  • Human Services helps people to live their lives with dignity and respect and to help themselves be successful. This includes creating the conditions for safe and supportive homes, communities and workplaces so Albertans have opportunities to realize their full potential.

Albertans looking for support on jobs and careers can call the Career Information Hotline at 1-800-661-3753 or visit the

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