Alberta Trade Schools & Colleges

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Alberta trade schools and vocational colleges operate in a province that focuses on expanding opportunity and quality of life for its millions of residents. And with an impressively strong economic climate, it's able to do that consistently. Just look at the facts: From 1999 to 2019, Alberta led the country in economic growth. And between 2008 and 2018, the province's population growth was the fastest of any province or state in North America.1

And Alberta shows no signs of slowing down. Its rich geographic and industrial diversity enables hundreds of thousands of professionals to continue prospering. That means you can come as a student and stay as a valued contributor.

Prominent cities such as Edmonton and Calgary are full of outstanding opportunities for people who want upward mobility in their careers along with close proximity to world-class events, enticing restaurants, famous sightseeing destinations, and extensive indoor and outdoor recreation.

So bring new possibilities to light for your future. Schools in Alberta, like the ones below, welcome the chance to help you find your path. Explore what they have to offer right now. And be sure to request further details from any school you'd like to know more about!

6 Albertan Industry Sectors That Offer Reliable Career Prospects



Featured Schools

Reeves College

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Lethbridge
  • Lloydminster
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Acupuncture
  • Addictions & Community Services Worker
  • Business and Digital Marketing Management
  • Child and Youth Services Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Legal Assistant
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Online Marketing & Social Media
  • Sales Professional


CDI College

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Red Deer
  • Accounting and Payroll Administration
  • Addictions & Community Services Worker
  • Business and Digital Marketing Management
  • Child and Youth Services Worker
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Learning and Child Care
  • Education Assistant
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Health Care Aide
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Legal Assistant
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems Management
  • Oil & Gas Administration
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Web Development
  • Web and Mobile Applications Development



6 Albertan Industry Sectors That Offer Reliable Career Prospects

Alberta SchoolsThe province nicknamed "Wild Rose Country" is home to a staggering number of compelling industries. But five of them are especially worth your attention if you want a chance to be part of a thriving workforce.

1. Oil and Gas

When you think of Alberta, this sector might be the first one that comes to mind—and rightly so. About 80 percent of Canada's crude oil is produced in Alberta. And the province's oil and gas industry employs about 123,870 people. Those people don't all work in oil and gas extraction. In fact, about 42 percent of jobs in the industry are support positions.1

2. Health Care

Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada's largest provincial healthcare system, is frequently looking for new people to hire. It already boasts over 102,700 employees.2 And it has one of the strongest reputations for patient care as well as some of the most advanced facilities in the country. Imagine what that could mean for your potential career in a field involving diagnostic technology, patient assistance, office support, or wellness and prevention.

3. Technology, Communications, and Digital Media

With annual revenues in excess of $15 billion, Alberta's diverse IT and communications sector has garnered worldwide attention.1 But the innovations it produces extend beyond the areas of networking, computer systems, and software production. Increasingly, the digital arts also play a key role as more and more companies look for creative designers and developers who are eager to help push today's interactive technologies in exciting new directions.

4. Tourism and Hospitality

Alberta SchoolsIt's no secret that Alberta has many popular tourist destinations. Banff and Jasper National Parks are just a couple of examples. What many people don't realize is just how many workers the province's tourism sector employs: more than 140,000 people in the food and accommodation sector alone.3 You'll find them in the obvious places like hotels, resorts, and mountain lodges. But with a vibrant industry of guided adventures, ecotours, and support services, a person who loves travel and likes to help others enjoy it too can look forward to a remarkable variety of job prospects.

5. Business, Legal, and Financial Services

Here's a compelling fact: On a per-capita basis, Calgary has more head offices than any other city in Canada.4 That's just one result of Alberta's strong focus on creating a business-friendly climate. But all of those companies require knowledgeable managers and administrators—as well as professional services like accounting and legal assistance—in order to continue growing and flourishing.

6. Skilled Trades

It is estimated that as more of Alberta's skilled trades workers retire, there will be a significant shortage of workers who are able to replace them.5 This creates a huge opportunity for people who are looking to secure reliable employment in industries that are going to be around for a long time to come. Welding and HVAC training, in particular, could be smart avenues to look into, since the labour shortages are expected to be the highest in these types of industries.



1 Invest Alberta, website last visited on October 21, 2019.

2 Alberta Health Services, website last visited on October 21, 2019.

3 Government of Alberta, Alberta Tourism Market Monitor September 2019, website last visited on October 21, 2019.

4 Calgary Economic Development, website last visited on October 21, 2019.

5 CBC, "Growing grey wave set to crash on Alberta trades," website last visited on October 21, 2019.