Continuing Education Funding Assistance

Coal and Electricity Transition Tuition Voucher

Government of Alberta provides coal workers affected with the Dec. 31, 2029 phaseout of coal-fired electricity generation with a maximum of $12,000 to pursue post-secondary education to train for new careers.

Full tuition voucher details: Government of Alberta website

Eligibility

Two types of employees are eligible for the CETT voucher.

If you work at one of the identified worksites (PDF, 364 KB), you are eligible for the CETT voucher if you have been employed for a year or more and:

  • The worksite is closing within the next five years, either permanently or temporarily (for conversion or mothballing). It is not a requirement that you are laid off.

OR

  • You have received a formal written notice of layoff (regardless of whether the worksite is closing) on or after January 2, 2018.

In addition, a worker at a non-impacted worksite who has been bumped by a worker from an impacted worksite will also be deemed eligible for the CETT voucher provided they have been employed for at least one year.

You can use the voucher while receiving financial assistance from other programs, such as EI benefits, bridge to re-employment grant and student aid.

Eligible programs: part-time and open studies (online or in-person). See our offerings in:


Other Sources

Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Coal and Electricity Transition Tuition Voucher 

If you work at one of the identified coal/electricity worksites and have been employed for a year or more

$12,000 max.
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
William F. Lede and Ernest Newman Memorial Bursaries 

Students who are enrolled or preparing to enrol in the Applied Land Use Planning Certificate, Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I or Level II programs

$1,000 and $800 annually
August
ADOA Achievement Award 

Students who completed the Applied Land Use Planning Certificate program

One-year ADOA membership
N/A
Calytera Systems Award 

Students who have completed the U of A Extension Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate program.

$500 annually
instructor nominated
SLGM Achievement Award 

Graduating students of the Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level II program

Up to $500 annually
N/A
Ella May Walker Memorial Award 

Students in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation), Residential Interiors Certificate programs

$500 annually
June
Lieutenant-Governor Lois E. Hole and Harriet Winspear Endowment Scholarship 

Students in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-500 annually
June
Lillian Nunn Scholarship 

ACACA members in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-600 annually
July
Constance McFarland Memorial Art Award 

Students in the U of A Extension Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-600 annually
instructor nominated
Harry Wohlfarth Memorial Award 

Students in the Visual Arts (Certificate or Citation) program

$300-600 annually
instructor nominated
Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) Award 

Students in the Construction Management & Administration Certificate program

$1,000 annually
N/A
CCOHS Dick Martin Scholarship Award 

Students enrolled either full time or part time in an Occupational Health and Safety-­related course or program

$3,000 annually
January
OHS Healthy Workplaces Award 

Current students and graduates of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and/or Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

$1,000 annually
January
Carol Ross Scholarship 

Current students of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and/or Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

$3,000 annually
July
Health And Safety Conference Society Of Alberta (HSCSA) 

Graduates of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program

Up to $500 annually
N/A
Gary Wagar Scholarship 

Students who have completed the NCSO designation to use toward their Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program

$500 annually
February
CSSE OHSE Student Writing Awards Program 

Current students and graduates of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and/or Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

$200­-500­ annually
April
Chad Bradley Scholarship for Women in OHS 

Current students (women) of the U of A Extension Occupational Health and Safety Certificate and/or Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

$3,000­ annually
August
CSSE OHSE Bursary Program 

Students enrolled either full time or part time in an Occupational Health and Safety-­related course or program

$500­ annually
December
50th Anniversary Scholarship 

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I program

$800 annually
August
Chairman’s Scholarship 

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I program

$800 annually
August