ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding
The Foundational Learning Assistance Program, formerly known as Alberta Works, provides funding for Albertans in designated full-time and part-time programs. Advance Education determines learner eligibility and may include a monthly living allowance depending on full or part-time study status and a financial need assessment.
ESL and Academic Upgrading
If you are a continuing student, you can apply now for the Foundational Learning Assistance Program funding (formerly Alberta Works). New students will be able to apply on June 23, 2022.
To apply for Foundational Learning Assistance Program, please complete this form.
Please note the process to apply for funding has changed. To prepare for these changes all students must apply for a verified Alberta Digital ID. Please note that it may take up to 10 days to receive your verified digital ID.
Continuing Students: you are considered a continuing student if you have previously attended ESL or Academic Upgrading at NAIT and received Alberta Works funding within the previous 2 semesters.
New Students: you are considered a new student if you are new to NAIT, or have attended NAIT but have not received Alberta Works funding within the previous 2 semesters.
How to access funding for ESL and academic upgrading
Foundational Learning Assistance Program Contact Information
For questions regarding applying for Foundational Learning Assistance Program 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