Supporting Work-Integrated Learning
in Alberta's Construction Sector

About The Program

Looking to hire new talent?

The Alberta Construction Association has received funding from the Alberta Government to support Work-Integrated Learning placements in the construction industry.

Wage subsidies of 50% (maximum subsidy $5,000) are available to hire current post-secondary students and recent grads (up to 6 months) for temporary work experience placements at least 3 weeks in length which can take place at any time during the year. Placements can be engineers, technologists, accounting and finance, human resources, IT, logistics, procurement, safety, marketing, etc.

Start Your Application today!

Thank you for your interest in the Construction New Talent Program. The application process is via a series of online forms.

We need to approve your application before the student can begin work. Please contact with any questions.

Step 1:  Employer Application

Fill out a Employer Application with your company’s information to be approved for participation in the program.

This information will be sent to our grant manager to confirm eligibility for the program. Upon receiving your employer application, a representative will contact you on behalf of the program to provide any needed assistance.

Step 2: Placement Application

Fill out a Placement Application letting us know the details of the work assignment you would like to hire for (duration, wage paid, duties, etc.). 

If you would like to hire students for multiple different roles, please fill out one placement application per job description.

Step 3: Student Match

If you already have a candidate in mind, they can complete a Student Application form with proof of post-secondary enrollment, and your application will be processed.

If you’d like our help in finding a suitable candidate, we can help you find the right match. Select "I would like help finding a suitable candidate" in your placement application and a representative will assist you in starting a collaborative candidate search.

Employer Eligibility

Eligible employers must be:
  • in the construction industry
  • based in Alberta
  • not have outstanding employment standards judgements

Placement Eligibility

  • Placements can be in any aspect related to the industry: such as engineers, technologists, accounting and finance, human resources, IT, logistics, procurement, safety, marketing, etc.
  • The New Talent Program cannot support labour or apprenticeship placements.
  • Placements must be at least 3 weeks
  • Candidates must be either a current student or recent graduate (within 6 months) of an Alberta post-secondary institution. 
  • The position must provide a meaningful work experience related to their program of study.
  • Primary place of work must be in Alberta.

Reimbursement Process

  • After the placement is complete, we will ask both you and the candidate to fill out a feedback form letting us know how the placement went. 
  • We will require you to provide proof of wages paid during the placement, and we will provide a 50% reimbursement (up to a maximum of $5000 per person). 

This Project was Made Possible by Funding from the Alberta Government