Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace (ALES@WORK)

This is a nationwide project (in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver) that offers a 10-week training program for Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) who have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst/administrator or network technician. This program is about communication in a workplace context and about those thinking and problem-solving skills that contribute to effective writing and speaking. It is presented in the context of working with others in a technical environment.

ALES@WORK program helps ITPs develop skills to make them more effective in their workplaces through a series of projects and learning activities designed to reflect the conditions in the modern information technology workplace, such as Agile processes.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Programmer, Database Analyst or Computer Network Technician
  • Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen or Convention Refugee
  • Unemployed, Underemployed or Employed
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 or above


Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions


January 31, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm


February 13, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm


February 28, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm


March 12, 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm


March 27, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm


April 11, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Register here:**Pre-registration required.

Program Starts April 18, 2019


For more information, please contact Recruitment and Training Officer, Shao Wen Yang at 403.538.8358 or

Employers interested in becoming partners, please contact Abdallah Abushammala, Employment Engagement Officer at 403-705-3440 or

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