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
The Alberta Works Information Sessions for winter funding are now closed. Funding is still available. If you would like to apply for funding for the winter term, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Alberta Works Funding”. Include your full name and NAIT student ID number in the email. To receive an appointment, academic upgrading students must have enrolled in classes, and new ESL students must have completed the ESL placement test.
Students attending ESL or Academic Upgrading who are currently receiving Alberta Works funding will continue to be eligible for their funding while completing courses online. Attendance will be based on instructor and program expectations while ensuring course objectives are met.
Students who are unable to continue studies should contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their situation.
Students approved by Alberta Works to receive Employment Insurance (EI) while attending ESL or Academic Upgrading should continue to report that they are in training while completing courses online. If students have any questions regarding their EI, Service Canada can provide the best information for an individual’s situation. The contact number for the EI Telephone Information Service is 1-800-206-7218.
How to get ESL funding
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