External Resources

Educational Resources

University of Alberta Centre for Writers

A free writing support service for all university students, faculty and staff. Create an account and book a one-on-one consultation with a writing counsellor to help improve your writing skills!

Career Building Resources

Alberta Learning Information Service

A source for career, learning and employment information and services. Here you'll find the resources you need to start making the most of your future.

Career Centre

Campus-wide career service provider offering various career services and resources to all University of Alberta students and alumni.

National Occupational Classification

Authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada. The NOC is used daily by thousands of people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour market.

General Engineering Resources


The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) has regulated the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in Alberta since 1920. It is worth taking a few minutes to browse their site to learn more about the field of engineering and the requirements to receive your Professional Engineer (PEng) certification. There is also a very useful job board provided in their "Careers" section.

New West Partnership Trade Agreement

Under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA), British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan agree to reconcile or mutually recognize occupational standards, allowing professionals and skilled tradespersons certified in one province to be recognized as qualified in all three provinces. Some occupations are not regulated in all three provinces. For individuals moving to a province that regulates from a province that does not, the individual will have to meet the requirements of the regulatory authority in order to obtain a license or certification to work in that province. Over time, reconciliation of all occupations should create full labour mobility for all occupations.