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 region, Spruce Grove a short commuting distance for more than 300,000 residents. Thus, it 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 Spruce Grove & Region.

Resources for employers and job seekers.

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“In Spruce Grove we have everything in the way of retail businesses, excellent schools and first-class sport facilities all right here.” 

Braven Blackwell, President, Seljax

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“We chose Spruce Grove because it had the best real estate prices in the area compared to other industrial parks.”

Tim Martin, General Manager, Cross Country Infrastructure Services Canada Inc.

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“The City has the space we need—store frontage with lots of traffic and warehouse space.”

Rik Kaminsky, Co-Owner and CEO, Solaré Canada Inc.

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“Locating in Spruce Grove is prime for us.  We need to be centrally located in the province to reach our customers and move our products.”  

Anthony Worbeck, Sales Director, ACKT Industries

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“Retaining long-term employees is key. It’s difficult to do, but we’ve done it in Spruce Grove.”

Jack Seguin, Owner, Alberta Precast Products

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“The feeling of home and family orientated culture has allowed us to retain our most valuable asset, our people.”

Neil Matheson, CFO, Thompson Construction Group

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