Alberta Works

Alberta Works funding application information for Bow Valley College students


What is Alberta Works funding?

Alberta Works Grant funding provides financial support for adult residents of Alberta who are unemployed or marginally employed, have financial need, and require skills training to find sustainable full-time employment. You must be ready, willing, and able to attend school. If you are interested in applying for funding, you should apply for admission to Bow Valley College at least 4 months before classes start.

If you've been accepted into one of the following Bow Valley College programs, you may wish to apply for Alberta Works grant funding.

  • Upgrading / high school classes (full-time or part-time)
  • Full-time English language learning or English for academic purposes (does not apply to LINC classes)
  • Corporate Readiness Training Program

Important information about Alberta Works funding for Winter 2019 term

Bow Valley College has a limited number of seats for learners seeking Alberta Works funding for the Winter 2019 term. Please refer to the chart below for availability by program.

 
Training Provider Information (TPI) form (English Language Learning)
  • 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.
  • Before mailing your Funding Application and TPI form, make sure the training start dates and training end dates are the same on both forms.
  • Submitting your application and being issued a TPI form does not guarantee you will get a seat for Winter 2019. Your final registration depends on whether seats are available in your program, and whether your funding has been approved in time.
Training Provider Information (TPI) form (Academic Upgrading)
  • 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 Winter 2019. Your final registration depends on whether seats are available in your program, and whether your funding has been approved in time.

Program Availability
How to obtain a TPI form
English Language Learning -- Continuing Learners
Starting September 4, 2018
In person at the Office of the Registrar
English Language Learning -- New Learners Starting September 12, 2018
In person at the Office of the Registrar 
Academic Upgrading -- Continuing Learners

From September 4, 2018 until October 12, 2018 (no TPIs issued after this date)

In person at the Office of the Registrar

Must bring a completed Alberta Works Funding application form*

Academic Upgrading -- New Learners  From September 12, 2018 until October 12, 2018 (no TPIs issued after this date)

In person at the Office of the Registrar

Must bring a completed Alberta Works Funding application form*

Career Program Pathways
Once you're accepted into the program, you can request a TPI.
In person at the Office of the Registrar
 
Corporate Readiness Training Program
All students accepted into this program will be issued a TPI if they request one.
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.

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

You must apply for funding at least 2 months before classes start (after you have applied and been accepted into a Bow Valley College program).  

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 (Winter term only)  January 7, 2019 
April 25, 2019
Applying for funding for 2 terms (Winter 2019 and Spring/Summer 2019)
 
January 7, 2019 
August 21, 2019

Filling out an application

Alberta Works full-time and part-time funding applications and information can be found online on the Alberta Works website.  Students can print off a copy of the Alberta Works application form or apply online.

Getting help with your application
  • Please fill out as much of the funding application form as possible. If you have questions or need help completing your form, call 1-877-644-9992 (toll-free in Alberta) or visit an Alberta Works Service Centre for help.
  • Bow Valley College cannot help you fill out the Alberta Works Funding application form, and will not be checking whether your form is complete or correct.
  • If you are currently employed and you are interested in applying for full-time funding, please contact an Alberta Works Service Centre for more information about whether or not you might require a Counsel to Leave Employment.


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.
Notify Bow Valley College

If you have been approved for Alberta Works funding, you need to tell Bow Valley College so we can make sure you remain registered in your classes.

  • Send a copy of your funding approval decision letter to awfunding@bowvalleycollege.ca
  • If you can't send a copy by email, please bring a copy to the Office of the Registrar.

Other information

Changes to your financial or personal circumstances

If your income or personal circumstances have changed after submitting an application you may need to submit a "Change in Circumstances" form.

If you have any questions about change in circumstances form, call the Learner Income Support Office toll-free at 1‑800‑222‑6485.


Contact us

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clientservices@bowvalleycollege.ca 

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