Canada-Alberta Job Grant

grants copy copy copyThe Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy.

CAJG now offers more training incentives to employers:

  • 100% of training cost covered for eligible unemployed hires (up to $15,000) with incremental training requirement waived;
  • Sole proprietors can now train their employees using CAJG;
  • Assistance on travel costs for small and medium-sized organizations (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100 km one way.

Rural Alberta Business Centre – Camrose

The Rural Alberta Business Centre, Camrose, helping businesses start, grow and thrive in rural Alberta. The business centre is your one-stop access to information, advice, business training and research services to entrepreneurs and business owners.

Community Futures – East Central Alberta


The Community Futures East Central Alberta office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. Community Futures provides a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise, or sell a business. They also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events, and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.

Funded in Western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada, Community Futures has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986. There are 27 Community Futures offices in rural communities throughout Alberta, and a total of 269 across the country.



BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business.

The Business Link


The Business Link is a not-for-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada (through Western Economic Diversification) and the Government of Alberta (through Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education). While most services are free, a fee may apply to certain publications, seminars and other enhanced services. Just click, call or visit us in our Edmonton location to connect to the information, support and advice you need to help you succeed in business. We also work with a network of business development centres across the province to ensure you have access to resources in your region.

Futurpreneur Canada

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Formerly, Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Futurpreur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring, and support tools to aspiring business owners age 18-39. Their mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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This is a not-for-profit organization that provides unique programs and services to women through mentoring, advising, financing, and skills and network development. Visit their website to see a listing of current events and find out more about what they are offering.

Centre For Business Planning

This library of resources contains links to hundreds of sites offering research materials on every area of planning a business including: venture capital, new products, market analysis, competitive analysis, production management, tax problems, legal issues, financial statements, writing a business plan and much more.

Canada Business Network

This is Government of Canada’s gateway to information, resources, and assistance for new and existing businesses. If you are starting, managing, financing, or growing a business in Canada, then this is the place to start.