Have you applied to an English Language Learning (ELL) or Academic Upgrading program? The Government of Alberta offers financial support to help with education and living costs.

The following programs qualify for funding:


How to apply for funding

Step 1

Once you have been accepted to your program, you must request a funding application.

Applications for Winter 2023 will be available Oct. 11, 2022 - Jan. 6, 2023. 

Applications for Spring 2023 will be available Feb. 21 - May 5, 2023 (or until available seats are filled.)

>> Send a request
Step 2 You will need a verified MyAlberta Digital ID account. Create your verified account. >> Create an account
Step 3 Once you have requested your funding application and set up your MyAlberta Digital ID account, the Government will send you an email to invite you to apply for funding. The email will come from foundational.learning.assistance@gov.ab.ca
Step 4 Open your email from the Government and complete your funding application!

Contact the Foundational Learning Assistance Program

Questions about applying for Foundational Learning Assistance Program funding? Call Alberta Supports at 1.877.644.9992.

Need information about your application after you've applied? Call the Foundational Learning Assistance Contact Centre at 1.800.222.6485.


Government of Alberta Foundational Learning Assistance was formerly called "Learner Income Support" and "Alberta Works." The information on this page is supplemental to information provided by the Government of Alberta.  

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