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JobCO Services

JobCO is your opportunity to connect to employment through focused On-the-Job or Paid Work Experience opportunities that will help you to develop the skills and qualifications that are needed for today’s labour market.

Are you over 18 years of age and are looking for full-time employment?
Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?
Are you unemployed or marginally employed and not attending school?
Are you receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or have you previously received Employment Insurance (EI)?

If so, JobCO may be for YOU!

JobCO has been specifically designed to provide flexible services that meet your specific job search needs and lead to EMPLOYMENT!

JobCO Services Include:

JobCO Workplace Training project is now available for job seekers 18+ years of age.  JobCO includes:

  • 1:1 employment assessment and career coaching with a BGS Career Specialist on topics including Self-Assessment, the Tools of Job Search, Networking & Interview Success, Employer Expectations & the Edmonton Labour Market
  • Access to AI Career Based Tools such as Resume Creators, Interview Practice and Coaching
  • Experience an immersive Virtual Reality career exploration in over 30 careers
  • Development of a Personalized Workplace Training Strategy 
  • Employment & personal development seminars
  • Enhanced job search with employment placement
  • Workplace Training opportunities that match your targeted employment areas. You become a full-time paid employee on Day 1 of your training with the employer!
  • Ongoing Service Management during the training opportunity and for 90 days after the training to support continued employment success
  • Employer connection and networking opportunities with Edmonton region employers who support career development
  • During your JobCO participation, and after as a JobCO Alumni, you will have ongoing access to activities including Networking & Employer Events, Job Fairs, Employer Panels, Guest Speakers and our regularly scheduled “Call-Back Days”



Are you an Edmonton area employer?

JobCO has been specifically designed to provide flexible services that meet your specific job search needs and lead to EMPLOYMENT!

Now, more than ever, job seekers need your support to gain meaningful employment opportunities to help them in a highly competitive job market. Your commitment to supporting employment by providing Workplace Training opportunities is what will assist job seekers to achieve long-term career SUCCESS! Contact us today for information on how you can get involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes JobCO unique from other BGS employment services?

JobCO is specifically designed to develop employment opportunities for job seekers over 18 years of age, who are actively receiving Employment Insurance or have received EI in the past. JobCO accomplishes this by working with Edmonton area employers to set up Workplace Training opportunities that develop the skills and qualifications needed for long term employment and career opportunities.

What is the age for eligibility?

18 years of age and older.

Can I attend JobCO if I am in school or full-time training?

To be eligible for JobCO, participants must be unemployed, marginally employed and not attending secondary school or full time training.

How long is the JobCO program?

Workplace Training opportunities vary in time depending on the type of employment position.  Remember: You become an employee of the company at the start of the training opportunity so you will remain employed with the employer when the training period ends.

What types of jobs do you help people find?

The jobs are as varied as the individual target of JobCO participants. Together, we will look for an opportunity that meets your employment/ career goals.

How long will it take to get a job?

That will vary according to the type of job you’re looking for and current labour market conditions.  With the right focus, our target is to set up an opportunity within 2-6 weeks.

How much will I be getting paid?

The wage will depend on the position and will be negotiated as part of the training plan.

Will I be cut off my EI if I attend? Do I have to report my participation to EI?

NO you will not be affected. JobCO is not considered training as you are actively seeking and available for employment.  Once you begin your Workplace Training opportunity, you become an employee and would report that status change to EI as required.

Are your services complete once I gain employment?

No. We offer ongoing support and assistance for 3 months after completion of the Workplace Training opportunity. This assistance can include coaching on any worksite/ personal concerns you may have and can looking for additional employment opportunities if the initial employment ends.

Next Steps:

“Ask to talk with a Career Specialist about JobCO.”

 Call us at 780-244-7755
 Email us at [email protected] 
 Send us a direct message via facebook @BGSCareerVentures

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