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Edmonton 780-422-4266

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Look for Work

Earning an income can help you be independent. But if you're a youth on your own, finding a job can be tough. Check out these resources if you need help.

Working and earning an income can be an important step on your way to independence.

Having a job will

  • provide you with money to live on
  • help you practise workplace skills and attitudes, like teamwork, communication skills, and flexibility
  • help you figure out what you like to do and what you’re good at

If you’re living on your own, getting a job is a positive way to make money that doesn’t put you at risk.

First Things

Before you start your work search, it’s a good idea to look after the following items:

If you’re unsure about how to handle any of the items on the First Things list, enrol in one of the job and employment readiness program listed below.

For information and links to help you find work, visit Work Search Resources.

Job and Employment Programs

The programs on this page will show you how and where to look for work, and how to succeed once you’re hired.


  • Alberta Works Centres: work search and job skills counselling, workshops, job fairs, employer connections and other job search training and events.
  • Alberta Job Corps: paid program of support, training and work experience; over age 18, with some exceptions—1-800-661-3753 provincewide or 780-422-4266 in Edmonton
  • Aboriginal Youth—links to job and employment information and other resources



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