Professional Development


Upcoming Training Courses


Helping IEPs Find Jobs That Make Use of Their Experience and Education

Do you help Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) find employment in Alberta? If so, this workshop is for you. It is designed to help staff members (counselors, job developers, support staff, program managers, etc.) of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ISAs) increase their overall effectiveness. This is to assist IEPs find jobs that make full use of their education and experience.

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose quickly where the job search approach of their clients is not aligned with the recruitment and selection process of Albertan employers.
  • Explain to IEPs the importance of looking for work as a specialist in Canada, as opposed to a generalist.
  • Guide IEPs through the process of identifying the specializations they will try to market to Albertan employers.

For registration information, please email


Sept. 25 & Sept. 27 – Lloyminister

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 – Fort McMurray

Oct. 3 & Oct 4. – Grande Prairie

Oct. 7 & Oct. 8 – Medicine Hat

Oct. 28 & Oct. 29 – Calgary

Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 – Red Deer

Nov. 18 & Nov. 19 – Edmonton

Nov. 21 & Nov. 22 – Calgary

Dec. 2  & Dec. 3 – Lethbridge

Dec. 5 & Dec. 6 – Edmonton

Settlement Practitioner Certification

AAISA’s Settlement Practitioner Training program was established in 1989 to recognize the professional accomplishments of Canadian settlement practitioners who meet a set of standard qualification criteria. AAISA offers the only program in Canada that provides certification to qualified settlement practitioners.

Formal certification promotes excellence in the settlement sector and is based on competencies that are outlined in the Alberta Framework of Competencies for Settlement Practitioners ( revised 2016). Certification is open to all eligible settlement practitioners currently working in the settlement sector.

AAISA Learning Community

AAISA supports collaborative learning projects and communities of practice by providing facilitated on-line workshops and collaborative space in the AAISA Learning Community portal. Current collaborative initiatives include communities of practice to address anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia and creating a culture of respect for LGBTQ people in the settlement sector.

For more information or to get involved in these initiatives contact us.

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