Ballad Group

Essential Skills to Success: Northwest Alberta


  • 18 years or older
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Permanent resident of Canada

How to get involved

Please call for more information on how you can join the program or apply on the website

Contact information:

Phone: (780) 778-8311


Address: 3780 30 Street Whitecourt, AB, T7S 0E4

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

Ballad’s training facility offers a range of job preparation workshops, as well as hands-on experience in hospitality and carpentry.

Our facility includes a large shop space, as well as hotel spaces such as a reception, kitchen, and bedrooms so that participants can perfect their skills.

Hospitality Program with training in:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Guest Services
  • Housekeeping
  • General Maintenance

Shop Program with training in:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Safety Certifications
  • Forklift & Skid Steer Certification

Participants of the program will have access to support including:

  • Supplied work wear
  • Over 30 employment workshops including: 
    • career planning
    • stress management
    • overcoming career obstacles 
    • effective communication
    • financial management
    • health & wellness
    • and safety certifications

Ballad will help match you with local employers and support you as you transition into your new job.

Open doors to a wealth of untapped skills

Unlock the potential of our ESTS program participants specializing in Hospitality, Construction and Gardening to fill your open job vacancies. Equipped with exposure courses such as First Aid, Forklift and SkidSteer, Pro-Serve and many more, our participants bring a diverse skill set to your workforce. Both participants and employers receive Ballad’s support throughout the crucial first 90 days of employment. Ensuring seamless transition and a successful start to a mutually beneficial professional journey.

Connect with us today to tap into this pool of talented individuals and elevate your team of skilled, dedicated professionals.

Build New Skills with Ballad

Inquire Below To Unlock Your Potential
Fill Out The Form Below Or Call 1-780-778-8311