About us

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We're here to help!

WorkConnect is a career and employment information service that expands accessibility to services and boosts career outcomes for Persons with Disabilities across Calgary and the surrounding areas via a virtual service. WorkConnect is an individualized and interactive service that is designed to help you create movement along your career continuum. 

You can develop an understanding of the labour market, engage in career planning, find training/education opportunities, job search, gain employment, participate in short term training, and receive job maintenance support.

You will also have access to our virtual learning platform,
Employable Me. It is easy to use and takes a microlearning approach. Accessible, interesting, and can be taken at your own pace.

Here are some frequently asked questions

We hope that you’ll be able to find the information you need below, but if you’d like to ask us a question directly then we’d love to hear from you.

You can complete our Contact Us form and we’ll get back to you within two business days, or you can call us at 403-456-6425.

The Basics

WorkConnect is for unemployed and underemployed (less than 16 hours per week) Alberta residents that identify as having a disability that are actively looking for a job or a change in their career.

There is no cost to use our services.

The application process is simple and will only take around five minutes to complete. We’ll just take some basic information from you to make sure that you’re eligible for WorkConnect, through our online application form or call us at 403-456-6425.

The Service

The support you access depends on your career situation. We work with you to understand your ambitions and help you find your next job or training opportunity. Support includes one-to-one coaching with your Career Advisor and Job Developer and online learning through our Employable Me platform.

WorkConnect delivers one-to-one coaching virtually via Microsoft Teams or via phone. The coaching helps you refine your career goals, learn about other available supports and helps you sell your skills to employers.
Yes, we can! Having a clear goal in mind when preparing for your job search is very important. It’s important to make sure you understand your career options and what you need to do to reach your goal. Contact us to learn how.
We are able to provide funding for certain types of training, depending on your situation. If you’ve got the right skills and just need a particular piece of training, for example First Aid or ProServe, to meet the requirements of a job then we can support you. We can only support training courses that are no longer than two weeks long full time, or 6 weeks long part time. All training courses must lead directly to an employment offer or have been requested by an employer when a job offer is made.

Yes. We help you identify the skills you have that can be transferred into other fields, and then help you identify jobs that would be a good fit for you. We also have access to up-to-date labour market information that will give you the inside track on who is hiring now.

Everyone is different and it will depend on the type of support you need. Once you’ve registered, we will agree on a schedule of appointments with you. On average we expect that you’ll communicate with us once a week. You can speak to your Career Advisor via email, phone and Microsoft Teams.

A recruitment agency works directly with employers to find applicants suitable for their job openings. We are not hired by employers to help them fill their job vacancies. WorkConnect is an employment service designed to support you to find employment yourself. We have built employer connections throughout the Calgary area to learn about their staffing needs and can help you find the hidden jobs that haven’t been advertised.