Job Placement

Acquire the tools to convince your future employer that you are a rare gem!

Program description

The Job Placement program provides personalized job search assistance to French-speaking people that are legally entitled to work in Canada and live in the Greater Edmonton area.

Pre-employment and job placement services

According to your needs, employment counsellors will provide a variety of free pre-employment and job placement services.If you wish to determine a career path, go back to school for additional training or postsecondary education, an employment counsellor will offer:

  • A variety of workshops for self-discovery and to determine professional interests
  • Career counselling
  • English for work conversation workshops (2.5 hours/day – Monday – Friday)
  • Individual support until you reach your academic or career goal

If you wish to find a job, the employment counsellor will offer you:

  • Weekly meetings and follow-ups
  • Writing and/or revision of your curriculum vitae and cover letter
  • Workshops to facilitate your job search and give you the tools to stand out to a potential employer
  • English conversation workshops (2.5 hours/day – Monday – Friday)
  • Individual support until you achieve your employment goal
  • Tools and techniques to apply for jobs online
  • Free exposure courses based on your employment goals and transportation assistance as needed


Pre-employment workshops

  • Who am I?
  • Canadian Workplace and Culture
  • Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • How to Communicate Effectively
  • Communication for Teamwork
  • Computer Use for Employment Search

Job placement workshops

  • Alberta Job Market
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interview Theory
  • Interview Practice
  • How to Ace a Telephone Interview
  • Transition Work and Volunteering
  • Applying for Jobs Online
  • Applied English-as-a-Second-Language Course for Employment Searches
  • Technology as a Professional Development Tool: LinkedIn; Social Media and Networking

Exposure courses

Accès emploi offers a variety of free exposure courses to increase your employment opportunities, including:

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) – French and English
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – English only
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) – English only
  • Fall Protection – English only
  • First Aid – French and English

Certain conditions apply. Book an appointment with an Employment Counsellor as soon as possible to learn more.


The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Self-identified French-speaking
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Alberta resident
  • Canadian citizen, or permanent or temporary resident with a valid Canadian work permit
  • Ready, willing and able to work

Success Stories

For more information, please contact :
Rachida Bahi
Coordinator of the job placement program
780-490-6975 ext 109