How to work in your occupation
The first step to working in your occupation in Alberta is to find out if your occupation is regulated.
Some occupations in Alberta are regulated, meaning there are legal requirements and restrictions which you must meet to work in that occupation.
- A group of similar jobs or fields of interest that require specific training or expertise. Read the list of regulated professions to find out if you are required to be licensed or registered to work in your profession in Alberta. This list includes links to information about the steps you must follow to become licensed or registered in each profession.
- Occupations in which standards have been set to promote quality work and skill excellence among people who work in that field. Read the list of regulated trades to find out if you are required be registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) to work in your trade in Alberta.
If your occupation is not regulated, you can work in that occupation if you satisfy an employer's requirements. Employers will want to see that you have the necessary education and work experience.
You may need to get your internationally earned qualifications assessed or accredited to show they meet the same standards as in Canada. Visit the Education, training and experience page of this website for more information.
For more information on specific non-regulated occupations visit the Alberta Learning Information services occupational information website, OCCInfo.
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Date Updated: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:03:53