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 continuing students open for registration on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9 a.m.
Alberta Works Information Sessions for new students open for registration on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 9 a.m.
Please see the Register in an Alberta Works Information Session tab below.
Additional Alberta Works funding for the spring term is still available.
To be eligible to receive a Training Provider Information (TPI) form, academic upgrading students must have enrolled in classes, and new ESL students must have completed the ESL placement test.
Please note: Alberta Works funding takes 8 to 10 weeks to process. In order for us to provide you with a TPI form for spring funding, you need to pay for your education upfront. Once your funding is approved you will receive a refund. If you cannot pay for your tuition at this time, please register for the fall semester to allow enough time for your application to process.
If you would like to apply for Alberta Works funding, AND you have enrolled in your spring classes and paid the tuition, please email email@example.com with the subject line "Alberta Works". Be sure to include your full name, date of birth and NAIT student ID number.
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