Workplace Training

Are you an employer who is looking to improve employee retention, customer service or production? If you answered yes to one or more of these, then DFWI wants to help your company.
DFWI is dedicated to helping employers find the right people to fill the positions required on their team and we even help with the training. Workplace Training is a program funded by the Province of Alberta and Canadian Government. This program provides focused work-site training opportunities to enable individuals to obtain a job and substantially improve their employment situation. Employers who participate in this program help someone find their new path in life and potentially gain a permanent employee that you’re proud to call a member of your team.

To enable unemployed and marginally employed individuals to acquire employability skills, essential skills and occupation-related skills required in the local labour market.
To assist unemployed and marginally employed Albertans to obtain viable employment that provides increased income and work related benefits.
The expected outcome for Workplace Training is employment in the field of training and normally with the employer that provided the training.


  • Who are over 18 years old?
  • Who lack the experience, skills or training that the positions require?
  • Do you have the ability to train an individual practical on the job skills training?
  • Does the potential to continue employment after On the Job Training or Paid Work Experience is completed?

Offer full training and guidance on the worksite

  • Employers are compensated 50 to 70 % of the employee’s rate of pay up to a maximum of $390 a week or
  • Employers can be compensated for a three-week Paid Work Experience up to a maximum of $12 an hour.
  • Being employed or in further training;
  • Successful completion of training;
  • Satisfaction with the training;
  • Gaining increased skills; and
  • Achievement of employment related to training.