Ballad Group

Unlock
Your Potential

We exist to empower our clients to realize their potential and vision for the future. Ballad provides industry responsive and innovative skills and employability training for Canadians so that they can obtain meaningful employment in their desired career pathway. Our aim is to support our clients build a resilient and thriving livelihood. We work with industry to design programs that respond to the future workforce needs and the rapidly changing labour market. Find out more about our programs!

Visions
Become Reality

We co-design solutions to support thriving and prosperous businesses and communities that are empowered to pursue their long-term vision. We collaborate with government, Indigenous Communities and the private sector to provide economic development, community development and business advisory services across Canada.

Who We Are

Ballad’s purpose is to positively impact and empower our clients across Canada. Our approach is grounded in mutual trust and respect, and is aligned with our values of accountability, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

Ballad's Workforce Development

DRIVING BACK TO WORK GRANT PROGRAM

Driving Back to Work is an 8-week, full-time program offered to unemployed or underemployed Albertans and leads to obtaining a Class 1 Drivers License.

Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program: Grande Prairie

The Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program (WERC, pronounced “work”) is for anyone in the Grande Prairie region facing barriers to employment.

Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program: Red Deer

The Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program (WERC, pronounced “work”) is for anyone in the Red Deer region facing barriers to employment.

Essential Skills to Success: Northwest Alberta

Ballad’s customized training facility offers a range of innovative job preparation workshops, as well as practical experience in hospitality and carpentry skills, to individuals working through multiple barriers to employment.

Supply Chain Operations: Edmonton

Ballad has designed an innovative integrated training program that directly responds to industry needs. The Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (FSCM) will focus on preparing participants for meaningful employment.

Supply Chain Logistics: Calgary

Participants will gain access to Ballad’s extensive employer network. Ballad will continue to provide job-search support and job coaching to FSCL learners during the three-month period after program completion.

Professional Insurance Careers: Calgary

The Professional Insurance Careers program will prepare students with the skills they need to pursue careers and succeed in the insurance industry.

Youth Employment Connections Program: Grande Prairie

Provide a safe, inclusive space for Youth and Young Adults to grow their confidence, attitudes, knowledge, and skills to positively impact their employment and career journey.

Ballad's Workforce Development

AGRIEDGE CAREERS: CALGARY

Ballad Group is delivering the 11-week AgriEdge Careers program where skilled immigrants will learn and gain access to various resources, certifications, and opportunities to enhance their skills and employability in the agriculture business sector.

CORE: Grande Prairie

CORE: Connections, Opportunities, Relationships and Employment is an employment program focused on assisting Youth in Care and Young Adults from care transition into employment.

Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program: Grande Prairie

The Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program (WERC, pronounced “work”) is for anyone in the Grande Prairie region facing barriers to employment.

Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program: Red Deer

The Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program (WERC, pronounced “work”) is for anyone in the Red Deer region facing barriers to employment.

Essential Skills to Success: Northwest Alberta

Ballad’s customized training facility offers a range of innovative job preparation workshops, as well as practical experience in hospitality and carpentry skills, to individuals working through multiple barriers to employment.

Supply Chain Operations: Edmonton

Ballad has designed an innovative integrated training program that directly responds to industry needs. The Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (FSCM) will focus on preparing participants for meaningful employment.

Supply Chain Logistics: Calgary

Participants will gain access to Ballad’s extensive employer network. Ballad will continue to provide job-search support and job coaching to FSCL learners during the three-month period after program completion.

Professional Insurance Careers: Calgary

The Professional Insurance Careers program will prepare students with the skills they need to pursue careers and succeed in the insurance industry.

Ballad's Consulting Services

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Economic Development Plans
  • Growth Plans
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Business Attraction and Investment Studies

BUSINESS SERVICES

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plans
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Strategic Workshops
  • Business Opportunity Assessments

Community Development

  • Housing Strategies and Development Planning
  • Community Strategic Planning
  • Public Engagement
  • Social Program Assessment and Planning

I was unemployed for 2 years...only being able to get labouring positions...They showed me that I was someone. That I mattered...I am now in the position I was aiming for. Could not have done it without their support.

Malcolm Knight

The Ballad team is so very supportive, if you need anything...they help you...they are there for you.

Nancy Fast

I came here broken with no self-worth. They showed me that I was...much more and I was needed in the workforce. I now have a full-time job and am loving what I do. Great people and they will not only get you a job but make you feel better about yourself.

Sheldon Tucker