Bow Valley College provides the information on this page as a courtesy only. Visit the Alberta Works website for official information about the program.

Bow Valley College will not be offering funded seats to Academic Upgrading or English Language Learning (ELL) for January 2020 because of a reduction in Alberta Works funding. If you wish to apply to upgrading or ELL for the January term, you will need to pay for courses individually. Applications will open on September 11.

What is Alberta Works?

Alberta Works Learner Income Support is a financial support program managed by the Government of Alberta to support Alberta residents access adult education to help them towards more sustainable employment.

What programs are eligible for Alberta Works funding?

Bow Valley College provides the following Alberta Works qualifying programs: 

Post-secondary (college-level) programs are not eligible for Alberta Works funding. You should explore Alberta Student Aid and other financial aid options for these programs.

Alberta Works funding is limited and in high demand. We recommend applying early and promptly following any instructions provided by Bow Valley College to improve your chances of qualifying for funding.

Instructions for applying for admission and funding

1. Apply for admission to Bow Valley College

First, you must apply for admission to an eligible program at Bow Valley College. Our Prospective Student Centre can help you understand how to apply for admission. 

For most programs, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of $65. This fee is for your application to college - it is not related to Alberta Works funding.

After you apply for admission, you will need to qualify for admission. For high school upgrading, you may need to submit your high school transcripts write our placement test. For English programs, you will generally need to submit your Canadian Language Benchmark marks. 

2. Complete your Alberta Works application

Alberta Works funding applications and information can be found on the Alberta Works website.  Students can apply online or print the application form from the website.

For help with your funding application, call Alberta Works toll-free at 1-877-644-9992 or visit an Alberta Works Service CentreBow Valley College staff cannot help you with your Alberta Works funding application.

Training start and end dates: Use these training dates when completing when your program will start and end at Bow Valley College:

Number of terms of study Training start date Training end date 
 One term (Fall only)  August 29, 2019   December 18, 2019
 Two terms (Fall and Winter)  August 29, 2019   April 27, 2020
 Three terms (Fall, Winter, and Spring)  August 29, 2019   August 21, 2020

3. Get your Training Provider Information (TPI) form

A Training Provider Information (TPI) form confirms to Alberta Works that you have been accepted to Bow Valley College. You must request your TPI form at the Office of the Registrar in person. We do not email, mail, or fax this form to students.

After you have picked-up your TPI form, you may choose to:

  1. Submit the TPI directly to the Alberta Works office yourself.
  2. Give your completed Alberta Works paper application to Bow Valley College and we will mail the application and your TPI to Alberta Works on your behalf.

Important information about Alberta Works funding

Alberta Works has made changes to funding, and we expect that new funded seats for the rest of the year will be very limited. Please refer to the chart below for availability by program.

Training Provider Information (TPI) form
  • You need to request a Training Provider Information (TPI) form from Bow Valley College to send in with your Alberta Works funding application.
  • To qualify for a Training Provider Information (TPI) form, students must be accepted into an eligible program.
  • To request a TPI form, you must bring your completed Alberta Works Funding application form to the Office of the Registrar. Bow Valley College cannot help you fill out the Alberta Works Funding application form, and will not be checking whether your application form is complete or correct.
  • Submitting your application and being issued a TPI form does not guarantee you will get a seat for Fall 2019. Your final registration depends on whether seats are available in your program, and whether your funding has been approved in time.

Program Opening date / Availability
How to obtain a TPI form
English Language Learning -- Continuing Learners
Not currently available

Not currently available

English Language Learning -- New Learners Not currently available

Not currently available

Academic Upgrading -- Continuing Learners

Not currently available


Not currently available

Academic Upgrading -- New Learners  Not currently available

Not currently available

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)
All students accepted into this program will be issued a TPI if they request one.
Contact CRTP program Please visit the Corporate Readiness Training Program office, 4th Floor, North Campus.

* Bow Valley College cannot help you fill out the form, and will not be checking whether your form is complete or correct.

All dates above are subject to change.

Applying for Alberta Works funding

Applying for Alberta Works Funding can be a complex process. Students are encouraged to read the information below carefully before starting their application.

Deadline to apply

Please review the table above.

Training start and end dates

When filling out your Alberta Works funding application, make sure you use the correct training start date and training end date. Any errors might cause a delay in processing your application.

Number of terms Training start date Training end date
Applying for funding for 1 term (Fall term only)  August 29, 2019 
December 18, 2019
Applying for funding for 2 terms (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms)

August 29, 2019
April 27, 2020
Applying for funding for 3 terms (Fall 2019, Winter and Spring/Summer 2020)
August 29, 2019
August 21, 2020

After you have applied

Find out if you have been approved

Alberta Works will normally send you a letter about the status of your application approximately 6 to 8 weeks after you have applied.

  • If you have not received a funding decision letter from Alberta Works within 8 weeks and you would like to know the status of your application, contact the Learner Income Support Office (LISO) at 1-800-222-6485.  
  • This information is only available by phone. Do not go to an Alberta Works Support Centre location for this information. They cannot help with this type of request.

Contact us

Client Services

South Campus, First Floor
345 - 6 Avenue SE

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The College is closed on statutory holidays.

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