Utilizing Local Expertise

Access to skilled labour has bumped to the top of the list of factors site-selectors seek.

As part of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Spruce Grove is a short commuting distance and thus, has become a destination for skilled workers in a variety of fields.  With regional commuter transit, employers are better able to access the talent they need.

The Spruce Grove campus of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology offers the advanced crane and hoisting equipment operator program.

World-class education in nearby Edmonton are growing the region’s skilled talent pool.  The University of Alberta is one of the top artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research universities in the world.  It is home to DeepMind, a leading AI research company.

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is one of the largest polytechnic institutions in Canada.  It offers programs that meet demands of Alberta’s industries.

MacEwan University, Concordia University College, and Norquest College are other Edmonton based post-secondary institutions offering a wealth of skill development opportunities.

Learn about the labour force in the Tri-Region.

Talent is the lifeblood of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. We produce a lot of it here, due to the seven universities, colleges, and polytechnics and their 130,000 students. Our outstanding quality of life, high incomes, and low cost of living help keep people here.


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