Alberta’s economy needs skilled workers.
Build your future here.

Alberta’s economy needs skilled workers. Build your future here.

Opportunity

If you’re an ironworker, pipefitter, crane operator, operating engineer, or welder Alberta needs you. We are hiring. The Alberta Construction Association is forecasting 8,300 new construction jobs by 2027. Whether you are a skilled journeyman or new to construction, you can find your calling in Alberta. For more information about construction careers, visit ALIS and Building Trades of Alberta.

Growth

When you invest yourself in Alberta, you are contributing to the economic engine of Canada. Our workforce is amongst the most educated in Canada and is at the cutting edge of innovation. As a tradesperson, you will find competitive wages and opportunities to further your trade education at world-class technology institutes like SAIT and NAIT.

Diversity

Alberta’s construction industry values diverse voices in our worksites. Through initiatives like Women Building FuturesCareers Next Gen, Trade Winds to Success and The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF), Alberta is invested in forging opportunities to create a workforce that reflects our province’s population.

Stability

In Alberta, labour and industry have a strong relationship. Through ongoing consultation, robust collective agreements have been developed with trade unions that address safe work conditions, excellent pay and benefit scales and predictable contracts. You can find more opportunities here.

Advantage

When you bring your family to Alberta, you are planting roots in a thriving province. From the ease of transferring your credentials, the highest median salaries in Canada, affordable housing and a world leading K-12 education system, the Alberta advantage is strong. Learn why Alberta is calling.

FAQ

What are the advantages of working in Alberta?
Is Alberta hiring right now?

The Alberta Construction Association is forecasting 8,300 new construction jobs by 2027. There are no shortages when it comes to vacancies in Alberta. Find your fit here.

How do I find a construction job in Alberta?

The construction industry uses individual company and job hunt websites like Indeed and Monster to post jobs, but you can find the most opportunities on the ALIS website, the Canada Job Bank or by contacting the Building Trades of Alberta.

Will my trade certification transfer from my region to Alberta?

You can find out if your trade certification transfers to Alberta using the Trade Secrets website.

How do I get a mortgage in Alberta?

Like other provinces in Canada, you can get a mortgage through a bank or with a mortgage broker.

Where do I find a school for my child once we are in Alberta?

Alberta has a robust private, public and francophone school system. You can find details about schools in your next community on the government of Alberta Department of Education website.

What supports in Alberta are available to women looking to enter the construction industry?

The Alberta construction industry is dedicated to fostering opportunities for women to enter the skilled trade industry through initiatives like Women Building Futures.

What supports in Alberta are available to youth looking to enter the construction industry?

The Alberta construction industry understands that the next generation of workers are essential to maintaining our industry. We have invested in Careers Next Gen to help show youth that the trades are an excellent option to build a future.

What supports in Alberta are available to Indigenous workers looking to enter the construction industry?

Trade Winds to Success is an organization with the goal of increasing the number of Indigenous people training and apprenticing in construction trades.