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Employer Resources

Lethbridge’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, offer business owners a healthy labour market from which to secure skilled employees. Many Lethbridge employers have implemented leading-edge strategies and best practices to attract and retain qualified employees.

EDL continues to work with community leaders, government and businesses to remove barriers in employee recruitment and ensure that Lethbridge maintains a readily available and skilled labour pool.

Recruitment Services

Businesses in Lethbridge benefit from some of the lowest labour costs in the western world. They also benefit from a balanced labour market which offers better opportunity to hire skilled, educated employees.

The following information and links can assist you in filling your labour needs. 

The Employer Toolkit contains information and services from the Government of Alberta that can you inform, attract, develop and retain workers.

The government of Alberta has created a Strategic Workforce Planning (PDF) document to support employers in creating their own strategic workforce plan.

Agriculture Employment Initiative provides resources to assist with hiring and retention of employees in a farm or agricultural setting. 

Hire Standard is a local business that specializes in full Permanent Staffing services, comprehensive Pre-Employment Screening or a Custom Combination of any of our services to best help you manage your routine criminal record checks and /or quickly gain information on potential employees.

5th on 5th Youth Services provides employment-related programs and services for youth ages 15 to 30. These include career counseling, case management, job placement, labour market services, casual labour and workplace training.

Select Recruiting Solutions is a division of Teamwork Training Ltd., and operates as a full-service recruitment and staffing agency specializing in executive, permanent, and temporary placements.

Through the Canada Revenue Agency, you can find information on Payroll Dedications and Remittance Information..

JobLinks Employment Centre specializes in building relationships with employers and help to educate them as to how they may benefit from hiring a person with a disability or barrier.  In turn they have many people with barriers who come through JobLinks and they assist them in finding suitable employment which is a win-win for the employer and the client.  JobLinks offers free pre-employment workshops to the public monthly and has a Resource Room also open to the public for employers to post job vacancies for no cost. Give them a call at (403) 317-4550.

Hiring Foreign Workers

Hiring Foreign Workers in Alberta  & Webinar
Information for Employers who are considering recruiting and hiring temporary foreign workers

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
The AINP is an immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Human Services in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Citizenship & Immigration Canada
Canada has a proud tradition of welcoming immigrants. Our immigration system, refugee system and network of organizations to help newcomers settle and integrate are among the best in the world.

Working in Alberta
What you need to know about working in Alberta, Canada.

The Temporary Foreign Workers page provides a process overview of hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker.

Hiring Foreign Students

Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides some general guidelines for hiring foreign students in Canada

Find out how to hire foreign students from the University of Lethbridge through the University of Lethbridge Foreign Students page.

Training Facilities

Lethbridge College offers Business Training and Development to enhance the efficiency and productivity of your organization and motivate your employees by investing in their learning and professional development. The experienced team at Lethbridge College has the capacity to create customized practical programs for all levels of employees and all industries.

University of Lethbridge is the only university in Alberta with campuses in three cities. In addition to the main campus in Lethbridge, the U of L has established two smaller campuses in Calgary and Edmonton. During the course of completing their program, it is not uncommon for Faculty of Management students to take courses on more than one campus.

The Medicine Tree Centre provides job training and assistance in obtaining employment as well as promoting community volunteer opportunities. Phone: (403) 329-3290

Training Inc.also provides business development and training. Courses are specifically designed to assist in obtaining employment in areas such as health care and tourism. They also provide computer skills and safety training.

Flexibility Learning Systems offers employment services for newcomers to Canada.

Phone: (403) 320-2057

E-mail: flexiemployment@shaw.ca

Teamworks Career and Employment Centre provides assistance for Albertans who are in career transition. Their services include employment counseling, resume and interview workshops and career planning assistance.

All World Safety & Training specializes in the training for the oil & gas and construction industries.

Connections Career & Safety Services - class 1 & 3 driver training, air brake courses and a wide variety of safety training programs

Gateway Safety Services Equipment offers skills training and safety certifications.

Southern Safety Consulting Ltd also offers safety training for the workplace

Safeworker.ca offers classroom, on-site and on-line safety training

Job Search Resources

Career & Employment Assistance Service

Job Placement Services – Matches employees with jobs

Labour Market Information Gateway
The Labour Market Information Gateway is for job seekers, career planners, career practioners, employment services providers and economic development officers. This gateway provides access to FInding Work job search resources, monthly job market updates and job search services. 

Service Canada provides services for employers on Employment Insurance, Work Sharing, Employment Assistance programs, Summer Jobs, Temporary Foreign worker Program, etc.

Canada-Alberta Job Bank Service (JOBS) allows you to post and search available jobs in Alberta and match search requirements to resumes.


Certification and Registration Requirements for Employment in Alberta

Occupational Profiles provides information about duties, educational requirements, salary, etc. of various trades.

Trade Occupations provides information on the various trades available in Alberta

First Nations, Metis and Inuit

Metis Employment Services supports Aboriginal people to prepare for, find and keep employment as part of the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy

Piikani Employment Services provides job readiness and job search training. Phone: (403) 965-2002

The Blood Tribe Outreach Program provides employment training and job search services to Blood Tribe members on or off the reserve. Phone: (403) 737-8149

Lethbridge Aboriginal Career & Employment Centre  is focused on assisting individuals in making career choices and developing job entry skills and job search training. Phone: (403) 320-8889

AboriginalConstructionCareers.ca - AboriginalConstructionCareers.ca is your doorway to information on the amazing range of careers in Canada’s construction industry and the opportunities available to Aboriginal people. Phone: 613-569-5552 (Ottawa)


Agricultural Employment Lethbridge Phone: (403) 327-1822

Canadian Mental Health Association, Lethbridge Region (CMHA) provides pre-employment training and job placement support for persons with mental illness.

Lethbridge College Student Employment Centre (The Works) Discover work opportunities through our employer database or access job search training through resume consultations and mock interviews.

Lethbridge Family Services – DaCapo Services is a program dedicated in providing employment support to individuals interested in attaining and succeeding meaningful employment within the community, labour market services, casual labour and workplace training.

University of Lethbridge - Career & Employment Services - Our services are available to students and alumni. These include access to on-campus recruiting, job search tips, career counselling and more

A few other links that may be of important to you regarding employment are:



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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada   T1J 2L1

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Investment Inquiries Contact:
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