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
Alberta Works Information Sessions for winter term funding for new students and continuing students will open September 6, 2021 at 9 a.m.
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 access funding for ESL and academic upgrading
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