Return to Work in Alberta (ROWA)

ROWA (Return to Work in Alberta)

Have you received EI within the last 5-years and are currently looking for a job in your field?

Do you have Canadian work experience?

Then ROWA is for you!

  • Our team will help you find and maintain full-time meaningful employment.

Clients will receive 4 weeks of workplace preparation training which includes 100 hours of employability skill sessions that will cover various employment-related topics.

PLUS: Participants may qualify for up to $7,000 in funding to enroll in their desired career training course(s). 


After the workplace preparation training, ROWA program will offer two streams of support:

  1. Transition to Employment Services – Employment Placement

Supports clients in preparing a resume targeted to their employment goals and assists marketing clients to prospective employers.

  1. Transition to Employment Services leading to Workplace Training (WPT)

With the client, we will determine the targeted industry and develop a plan to find an appropriate employer to host the client in Workplace Training (WPT).

Workplace Training (WPT) is paid work exposure, subsidized by our funders. The purpose of WPT is to provide on-the-job training for those of our ROWA clients who wish to obtain exposure to careers of interest or for those professionals looking to transition into new professions. 

Are you an Employer in Calgary? Join our Workplace Training program by hiring our ROWA clients and receive up to $400 per week!

Employers Inquire Here!

Offered in partnership with

Additional support for the ROWA program includes:

    • Funding assistance for employment-related short courses
    • Childcare assistance for clients during class time in class and
    • Workplace Training (WPT) supplemental training

“This is a fabulous opportunity for our clients to gain exposure and experience in a new field while offering salary assistance to the employer who may be on a limited budget.” – says Bob Morton, ROWA Job Developer.


Must be on EI (Employment Insurance) or have received EI within the last 5 years.

Must be a Permanent Resident, Refugee or Canadian Citizen

Over 18 years of age

Must have Canadian work experience

Must be unemployed or underemployed and seeking full-time work


Aug. 2 – Aug. 30, 2022
Sept. 19 – Oct. 18, 2022
Nov. 7 – Dec. 2, 2022
Jan. 9 – Jan. 31, 2023
Mar. 6 – Apr. 3, 2023
May 29 – Jun. 23, 2023


TIES Westwinds
#200 – 3675 63 Ave NE


No Registration Cost


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00AM – 3:00PM 9:00AM – 3:00PM 9:00AM – 3:00PM 9:00AM – 3:00PM 8:30AM – 2:00PM

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