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Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 20-week employment readiness program that enhances skills through practical training and a twelve-week work placement. Bridging the Gap has been proudly offered in Grande Prairie, Wood Buffalo and Red Deer regions.

Program Participants

Participants can earn certifications such as First Aid, CPR and WHMIS, and topics such as workplace communication, computer literacy, customer relations and personal development are all covered to ensure participants are well prepared for the job market.

Ready to get started?

Participants must:

  • be between 15–30 years old
  • eligible to work in Canada
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent residence or refugee

Partner With Us

Looking to provide an opportunity for young people to learn more about the workforce? Let us know your company is interested in partnering with us by completing the employer expression of interest form below!

Program Partner
YMCA of Northern Alberta. This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. Government of Canada.
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