ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding
Alberta Works - Foundational Learning program (formerly Skills Investment Program) provides funding for Albertans in designated Full-Time and Part-Time programs. Advanced Education determines learner eligibility and may include Income Support and health benefits depending on full or part-time study status and a financial needs assessment.
ESL and Academic Upgrading
If you are planning to attend NAIT and enrol in ESL Level 1 to 6 or Academic Upgrading courses, you may be eligible for some funding options.
- Alberta Works Information Sessions for new and continuing students are open!
Sessions are organized into Continuing Student and New Student sessions.
Continuing Student sessions are for NAIT students enrolled in the present or immediate upcoming term at NAIT with approved Alberta Works funding.
If you are not a Continuing Student as defined above, you will enrol in the New Student session.
Academic upgrading students must have enrolled in classes, and new ESL students must have completed the ESL Placement test to avoid being dropped and losing their seat.
If dropped from an information session, you will need to complete the requirements (enrol in academic upgrading/ESL Placement test) before registering again (if seats are available).
Alberta Works Contact Information
For questions regarding applying for Alberta Works funding, contact Alberta Supports at 1-877-644-9992.
For information about your application after you have applied, contact the Learner Income Support Office (LISO)at 1-800-222-6485 or in Edmonton 780 427 3722
Learner Income Support Office Mailing Address: Learner Income Support Office, Box 17000, Station Main, Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4