Construction Pre-Trades

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Learn to work in residential and commercial building, woodworking, installation and a variety of other construction related careers. Receive certification in Standard First Aid, CPR-C, (CSTS) Construction Safety Training System, WHMIS, and Fall Protection. You will receive pre-trades certificates from McBride Career Group and SAIT.

Who can benefit from this program:

  • Albertans who are in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits
  • Previous EI recipients who are currently unemployed and have had a claim within the last 5 years
  • Albertans who are in receipt of Alberta Works Income Support

Program Start Dates

Note: applications are accepted beginning 15 weeks prior to course start dates shown below:

  • September 18, 2017
  • January 29, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • August 27, 2018
  • December 10, 2018

Program Outline

In-class training occurs for four weeks at McBride Career Group Inc. offices and includes skills in employability, computer upgrading and job search techniques. Following is 12 weeks of trades-based training in a SAIT woodshop where clients develop construction oriented skills, including on-site practice at a Habitat for Humanity residential building project. Clients then return to McBride Career Group Inc. offices for a refresher on job search techniques, and assistance in job placement. You will be placed in a Work Experience assignment for two weeks prior to entering the job market. Graduates from the Construction Pre-Trades program are provided with a 6 month job support after training.  This support may take the form of individualized sessions, success coaching, job maintenance and active job search as required assistance.

Duration:   The training period is 4 months long, followed by 6 months of employment support.

How to Register:  Call us today for an appointment at (403) 777-5633


The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support services and programs. 

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Duration: The training period is 4 months long, followed by Location: Calgary - Downtown

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