WBF Program Overview

Change your life by pursuing a rewarding career in the construction, mining and oil and gas industries. We offer two streams of programs, 12 to 17 week programs and 3 to 6 week programs.   

Click on your program to see the description and download the application form.

Once complete, email your application form to application@womenbuildingfutures.com

If you are applying for funding for your Tuition and Living Expenses you will need to come to an Information Session and a Career Decision Making Workshop.

Click to sign up

Applicants who are  applying to our programs and have English as a second language, will need to meet the ESL requirements laid out in the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placements Test. To qualify, you will need to attain a level of 6. You can view the requirements here 

Please Note: Acceptable file formats are PDF or WORD files emailed as attachments to application@womenbuildingfutures.com. We also accept faxed documents at 780-452-1279, or by mail or delivery at 10326 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2. All other formats and online links will be disqualified. Thank you for your cooperation.

Do you have questions about our programs, application or funding?  Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

  • Journeywoman Start (JWS)

  • Spots are limited so please apply early. Allow 6 to 8 weeks prior to your desired start date to allow for your Assessment and Funding application to be completed.

    • JWS 69: Nov. 30, 2015 - April 8, 2016
      Apply before: September 28, 2015
    • JWS 70: Mar. 7, 2016 - July 1, 2016 

      Apply before: January 25, 2016
    • JWS 71: May. 30,  2016 - September 23, 2016
      Apply before: April 18, 2016

Driver/Operator Training Programs

Individual Courses
    • Math Boot Camp - 40 Hours over 2 Weeks 
      Apply early to secure a spot. Preference will be given to those who have applied for a WBF program
      Start Date: October 19, 2015
    • Math Refresher - Brush up on the essentials of math for our WBF Math Entrance Exam
      Start Date: September 12, 2015
    • Safety Certification   
      • Next dates TBA

    All programs include:

    • Hands-on skill training and theory
    • A realistic understanding of ‘non-traditional’ workplace culture
    • Safety certificates
    • Academic upgrading
    • Job and/or apprenticeship placement support
    • Job retention support