We know access to a talented labour force is important for business. Parkland County is located within a 30-minute drive of 750,000 people and 250,000 households. Our biggest industrial park, Acheson, is just 5 minutes from Edmonton.  


Drawing from the diverse talent pool of Edmonton, home to renowned institutions such as the University of Alberta and NAIT, Parkland County benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. This highly skilled labor force is well-prepared to drive economic growth, innovation, and prosperity, making Parkland County an attractive destination for businesses seeking top-tier talent.


*based off Edmonton Metro Region


*based off Edmonton Metro Region

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is a Top 5 Canadian university, and among the Top 100 in the world, located in Edmonton, Alberta, and home to 40000 students in a wide variety of programs. 

With 200+ undergraduate programs and 500+ graduate programs, the University of Alberta is one of the top teaching and research universities in Canada, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences. 

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based education and applied research are essential to the productivity and prosperity of Alberta. Graduates have the knowledge and skills employers want. They leave NAIT confident, prepared and in demand. 

With 89 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates, NAIT boasts a 98% employer satisfaction rate with their graduates! 


Explore the labour force in and around Parkland County 

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Additional resources 

Agriculture Job Connector 

This program from ALIS matches workers with employers to fill agriculture and agri-food jobs.  

Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees. 

Canada Summer Jobs Wage Subsidy 

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. 

Career, Learning and Employment Information for Albertans 

This powerful tool from helps companies make data-driven decisions regarding compensation. 


CAREERS is a non-profit organization that brings together industry, schools, government and communities to guide youth into successful career paths.  

CAREERS works with Alberta schools to connect students to employers for paid internships. The Youth Internship Incentive Program provides qualified employers with up to $3600 per intern. 

Employment Standards 

Rules, regulations and compliance measures for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces. 

Trade Secrets 

Information about apprentice services, certification, trades in Alberta, regulations, and resources. 

Wage subsidies and other assistance programs 

Information from the Government of Canada to help you hire the right employees for your business. 

Workforce contacts and employer resource 

General information to help employers recruit, retain and strengthen their workforce. 

Personalized service 

Our team can connect you directly with a regional Workforce Consultant who can provide employers with tools and resources to help them recruit, retain and strengthen their workforce. They can connect employers to, grant funding opportunities, Alberta government programs and services, labour market information to help prepare and plan for the future.