No charge career services open to all Albertans.

Services include career and mentorship programs for internationally educated professionals, francophones, youth, and Indigenous workers in construction related careers.

 

Career Connection

Access a short-term, one-to-one career coach to enhance your job search.

We provide you with the latest in technology and services to help plan your career. Our services include:

  • Access to no cost, individualized career coaching
  • Resume and cover letter critique
  • Interview practice
  • Networking strategies
  • Career planning and job search resources
  • Labour market information (e.g. books, Internet resources, and handouts)

For more information: careerconnection@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Connexion Carrière

Career services for unemployed and underemployed Francophone clients.

Our fully bilingual staff provides clients access to information resources, workshops, and coaching services in French.

Connexion Carrière est le seul centre de ressources et d’aide à la recherche d'emploi pour les francophones de Calgary. Les services comprennent entre autre:

  • Des conseils individuels en matière de carrière et d'emploi
  • La rédaction de curriculum vitae et de lettre d'accompagnement
  • Des simulations d’entrevues 
  • L’assistance pour l’équivalence des diplômes internationaux (IQAS) 
  • Des cours d’anglais, ainsi que des ateliers sur des sujets tels que LinkedIn, les stratégies de recherche d’emploi ou la préparation aux entrevues. 

Nous nous efforçons de communiquer avec les employeurs locaux afin de publier leurs offres d’emploi, et aussi d'organiser régulièrement des activités telles que des salons d'emplois bilingues et des opportunités de réseautage. 

Pour plus d’information: connexioncarriere@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Directions for Immigrants in Trades and Professional Careers

Helping internationally educated professionals secure professional employment and gain accreditation.

We are a no-cost career centre that works with professionals in all occupations. Restart your career and learn about effective job search strategies, labour market information, licensing processes, and employer expectations. Our services include:

  • Career Resource Centre
  • Career Coaching
  • Workshops
  • Study groups for licensing exams
  • Industry information sessions

For more information: directions@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre

Connecting Indigenous job seekers with employment in Alberta’s construction sector.

We offer culturally-relevant supports, linkages between industry and job-seekers, employment-readiness training, and job matching services. 

The service creates Indigenous skills development and employment and assists Alberta business and industry with key human resource objectives. It responds to a business solution to address Alberta’s growth and skilled workforce shortages by engaging the resources of our Indigenous population in urban and rural communities through career development and Indigenous employment opportunities to support economic development.

For more information: aiccc@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Youth Career Services

Career services for young professionals, aged 30 and under.

Connections to the Workplace

We assist young post-secondary educated professionals gain work experience. We match you with employers in your field who need post-secondary graduates. Employers offer a 12 week training period, full-time work placement, and a wage of $18.40 per hour.

Skills Connection

We help job ready youth gain employability skills. This 20 week program for youth aged 15 - 30, includes four weeks of employment preparation and 16 weeks of paid work experience. We help youth overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of skills and experience that enable them to seek, obtain, and maintain employment.

For more information: careerconnection@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Mentorship

Face-to-face and pre-arrival mentorship for internationally educated professionals.

Our mentoring program assists newcomers, builds inclusive workplaces, and strengthens the ability of Calgary organizations to attract and retain talent. Whether you are an internationally educated professional living in Calgary or in the process of pre-arrival preparation, we offer mentorship programs that will support you to settle, live, and work in Canada. Services include:

  • SmartPathways: Pre-Arrival Mentorship
  • Face-to-Face Mentoring
  • Bow Valley College partnership with Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council

For more information call our Mentoring Coordinator at 403-410-3463.

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CREIC video

Bow Valley College and CREIC Mentorship Program

Bow Valley College has partnered with the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) to offer mentorship programs for internationally educated professionals.

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English Language Learner

"Jazz Aviation has used the services of Connexion Carrière multiple times per year over for the past few years. The organization has proven invaluable in the recruitment of bilingual employees in the Calgary area."

Corporate Recruiter, Jazz Aviation

Skills Connection: Helping youth overcome barriers to employment

9572

Clients access career services each year

190

Calgary companies host work placements

Helping newcomers restart their careers in Canada

AICCC helped me find a career

83%

of Skills Connection clients are placed in jobs 

3072

Clients have accessed our licensing exam study groups

The only job search centre for Francophones in Calgary

Career Centre client

"Connections to the Workplace provided us with an exceptional candidate to meet the needs of our growing business. The qualities we were searching for were taken into consideration and delivered upon. We enthusiastically recommend it to others."

Client

Connections to the Workplace Employer

Get your career started

We offer a variety of career services to help newcomers get connected to the workforce and restart their career in Canada. We also offer testing for academic institutions and industry certification. Increase your participation and mobility in the workforce through our no-cost services.

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Bow Valley College - West Campus
300 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2G 4V1
403-410-3203

careerservicesforalbertans@bowvalleycollege.ca

 

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