Helpful Links

Health and Safety Information

Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) 
In 2006, Alberta’s electric utilities and the Alberta Government formed the Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) to collectively help address the common safety issue of contact with power lines. JUST’s mandate is to positively affect change in attitudes and behaviours toward power line safety, to help reduce power line incidents. Through ongoing safety awareness and industry education, including the “WHERE’S THE LINE?” campaign, JUST is committed to helping foster a long-term “culture of power line safety” in Alberta. This involves everyone working around overhead or underground power lines, including electric utilities, oil and gas, construction, agriculture, transportation and forestry industries.

The Canada Safety Council 
An independent, knowledge-based, charitable organization dedicated to the cause of safety. As Canada’s voice and resource for safety, they provide national leadership in safety through information, education and collaboration.

New and Young Workers
Government of Alberta – Employment and Immigration
This site contains workplace health and safety information for new and young workers including rights and responsibilities, awareness campaigns and how to identify hazards.

HeadsUp AB
Program supported by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, which promotes workplace safety to youth by engaging them in contests, producing videos, posters and other media content and interacting with young workers on their blog and through social media.

Young Workers Zone
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Health and safety resources to help you be prepared when entering the workforce.

Bloody Lucky
Awareness campaign to remind young working Albertans of the hazards that are present at all jobsites.

My Safe Work
Articles and information to help keep youth safe and healthy at work.

Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta
Covers information you will need if you are injured at work such as how to report an injury and file claims, modified work options and what workers compensation provides.

Workplace Health and Safety
Government of Alberta – Employment and ImmigrationResource for Alberta workplace health and safety related information.

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
Government of Alberta – Employment and Immigration
Link to The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Resource for Canadian workplace health and safety related information.

Parachute Canada
National charitable organization which helps communities in Canada promote a culture of safety through helping to build the capacity and resources needed.

FOR ALBERTA ONLY – Workplace Health and Safety Contact Centre (24 hours)
At this number, you can report an incident or an immediately dangerous situation, file a complaint or ask an expert regarding information on workplace health and safety

Career Research

Resources for High School Students
Government of Alberta
Contains tools and steps to help you decide and plan for post-secondary schooling and entering the workforce.

CAREERS: The Next Generation
CAREERS matches Alberta students to employers through internships, camps, workshops and mentoring, to start their career path to a successful future.

Government of Alberta
Information and resources on apprenticeships and industry training for trades in Alberta.

Youth Employment Program
Calgary Construction Association
A program from Calgary Construction Association and Alberta Employment and Immigration to help 16- 24 year olds learn about careers in construction, while gaining skills and experience.

Alberta Post-Secondary Education Information
Government of Alberta
A factual database of post-secondary institutions and the courses they offer. Gives you the ability to search which courses are available and where they can be taken, along with the credentials you would earn, prerequisites and other information about the delivery of the course.

Alberta Occupational Profiles
Government of Alberta
Provides information for over 500 occupations to help when making career and education plans. The site defines the occupation’s typical duties, working conditions, salaries, advancement opportunities, career paths, as well as personal characteristics needed and educational qualifications.

Certification and Registration Requirements for Employment in Alberta
Government of Alberta
Details the certification and registration requirements for all regulated professions in Alberta; for example some positions in real estate, health services and education.

Wages and Salaries in Alberta
Government of Alberta
Provides wage and salary information for over 400 occupations in Alberta, which can be used when making career plans, education plans and negotiating salaries.

Alberta’s Top 50 Employers
Showcases the winners of the annual competition for exceptional places to work in Alberta. The competition is based on 8 criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. These criteria are good to keep in mind when searching for employment.

Alberta Career Information Hotline
Government of Alberta – Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4:30pm
Obtain information and advice regarding career planning, occupation descriptions, education options and job searching skills.