Employment Language and Employment Training Resources

Teaching Resources


In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Workbook

The textbook is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark levels 5/6 and has been designed to be facilitated by an instructor. can be used as an online textbook with interactive activities or downloaded, printed and used as a regular textbook - CLB 5 & 6

In the Community: An Intermidiate Integrated Skills Workbook

The textbook is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmarks levels 5/6 and has been designed to be facilitated by an instructor. It can be used as an online textbook with interactive activities or downloaded, printed and used as a regular textbook - CLB 5 & 6

Easy Reading Job Profiles

Easy Reading Job Profiles to help clients with low literacy pursue their employment goals. You can view the profiles individually or by occupational cluster - Low Levels and Literacy

LINC Works - Curriculum Materials

Material developed for this project is for learners at CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 3 and CLB 5. There are supports in the material to make it suitable for literacy learners. It is designed to be used in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes and therefore includes PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) tasks - CLB 3 & CLB 5

Essential Skills Assessment Tool

The purpose of the essential skills assessment is to help instructors prepare English language learner (ELL) newcomers for future Canadian workplace success. The assessment provides a snapshot of the students’ workplace essential skill levels in reading, document use, numeracy, writing and listening. There is no pass or fail for this assessment and its objective is to determine ELL newcomers’ essential skills level.

Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Foodplace Service

a resource that will assist newcomers to Canada find and retain entry-level positions in the food services industry. Instructors will be able to use this resource in classrooms to focus on workplace communication, with an emphasis on speaking and listening for busy, time-sensitive environments, like working in a kitchen, cafeteria, or restaurant.

Interview Workbook CLB 3

The LINC Works Project materials are designed to help lower-level English language learners gain and maintain employment in Canada. The materials in this>LINCWorks – Interviews Workbook CLB 3 are adaptations of the learner handouts in the LINC Works Interviews module. Lessons have been reorganized to suit a textbook format. Relevant Portfolio-Based Language Assessments can be found at https://Norquest.ca/LINCWorks.

Interview Workbook CLB 5

The LINC Works Project materials are designed to help lower-level English language learners gain and maintain employment in Canada. The materials in this>LINCWorks – Interviews Workbook CLB 5 are adaptations of the learner handouts in the LINC Works Interviews module. Lessons have been reorganized to suit a textbook format. Relevant Portfolio-Based Language Assessments can be found at https://Norquest.ca/LINCWorks

Workplace Online Retention Class

Specialized on-line language course for newcomers who struggle to maintain or advance in their employment/careers. Training was offered through Learning Management System (LMS), where newcomers with Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4-5 engaged with short,interactive English online training geared towards employment.

Diversity at Work: Web-based Simulation Activities

This project developed an online resource that can be used by ESL teachers across the continuum of English language programming in Alberta, both for teacher-directed study and to support self-study. The online simulation activities will support adult ESL learners to practice making adaptive decisions in workplace communication. This practice supports these learners to build on their language proficiency, to communicate effectively and appropriately in the Alberta workplace.

Alberta Career and Employment Resources

Occupations in Alberta

More than 550 occupations to choose from. Learn what subjects you’ll need to take and whether your personality suits the job. Discover how much you can earn and what your duties will be. It is your path to plan. Many include video explanations of job duties, emplyment forcasts, skill lists, and salary ranges.

Easy Reading Job Profiles

Easy Reading Job Profiles to help clients with low literacy pursue their employment goals. You can view the profiles individually or by occupational cluster - Low Levels and Literacy

Interviews and Offers

Videos on preparing for an interview, interview strategies, and sociocultural tips for interviews in Alberta.