Employee Attraction & Retention

Finding the right employees can be a drawn-out, painful process. There are resources in Central Alberta to help you cut down on the time it takes to find the employees you’re looking for. Whether you are interested in general recruiting, finding aboriginal and foreign workers, or persons with disabilities, you can increase the success of your employee recruitment process by researching and contacting these organizations:

Jobs, Skills, Training, and Labour can help with Employment Standards, OH&S, Immigration, Labour, and Skill and Training. They have strategies in place to address labour pressures brought on by the province’s growing economy. Through specialized programs, Alberta encourages the increased employment of Aboriginal people, youth and mature workers. The ministry tracks Labour Market Information to help employers, industry groups, workers and others understand workforce trends.

Alberta Works helps:

  • unemployed people find and keep jobs
  • employers meet their need for skilled workers
  • Albertans with low incomes cover their basic costs of living

They offer services in different ways through:

Contact an Alberta Works Centre near you.

Canada Job Bank is a free job board in Canada and is run by the federal government.

Kijiji Red Deer is a very popular online resource for Central Alberta job seekers.

Red Deer College and Olds College offer free services so that employers can post job openings targeted at students.

Careers: The Next Generation is a non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship.

The Occupational Demand and Supply Outlook forecasts 2013-2023 occupational supply.

The CAEP Regional Labour Force Working Group endeavours to enhance labour force development by working with all levels of government and business for employers and employees.

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The Central Alberta Regional Labour Force Development Partnership (CARLFDP) pilot project is a partnership between the Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) and the Central Alberta Rural Manufacturing Association (CARMA), and funded by Alberta Human Services through the Government of Alberta. Both partner organizations represent a broad cross section of employers, industry associations, and community leaders in Central Alberta. The focus of the program is to assist employers in finding solutions to the labour force issues in Central Alberta by providing labour information and connections to service providers. CARLFDP’s target population is workers with a disability, aboriginal groups, and youth and immigrant workers. These are our most vulnerable workers who need a direct connection to employers to be ultimately gainfully employed.