Explore a number of training programs for professionals looking to transform the digital economy in Calgary:
EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project) is a short-duration, experiential-based learning program for mid-career Oil and Gas professionals who have been displaced from the Oil and Gas sector in Calgary. By building on your existing skillset and experiences, EDGE UP will help you take advantage of high-demand, high-growth digital technology employment opportunities across all industries in Calgary. Learn more about EDGE UP and how to participate here.
Calgary Economic Development collaborated with Information & Communications Technology Council (ICTC) to create this skill matching tool, Calgary Upskill, to help navigate the digital shift and make sure your skills match those for in-demand occupations.
Developer and Cloud Technology:
Web and Software Development, Cloud and Big Data, Sharepoint:
IT Project Management & Business Analytics, Microsoft SQL Queries, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals:
Video Game Design:
Blockchain, Machine Learning, AI, IoT:
Calgary is home to world-class post-secondary and training institutions to further your education and training:
Calgary’s post-secondary educational landscape is alive with variety and possibilities.
Its institutions offer diverse experiences such as distance learning, travel study, practicum, internships and apprenticeships in addition to learning in an academic setting. Programs cater to international students and those interested in lifelong learning, as well as students fresh from secondary school.
Calgary has seven major universities and colleges, offering a variety of world-class programs:
Many of Calgary’s post-secondary institutions also offer continuing education programs for students looking to upgrade or obtain a new qualification.
The goal of Alberta Works is to help unemployed people find and keep jobs, help low-income Albertans cover their basic costs of living, and help employers meet their need for skilled workers.
Employers can get up to 100% of training costs reimbursed when hiring and training eligible employed Albertans (up to $15,000 per employee).