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 has become a destination for skilled workers in a variety of fields. With regional commuter transit and on-demand local transit, employers are better able to access the talent they need.

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is one of the largest polytechnic institutions in Canada. The Spruce Grove NAIT campus has expanded its Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator program. Additionally, NAIT’s Industry Solutions provides on-site and virtual corporate training for organizations looking to upskill employees. 

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.

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

Learn more about Spruce Grove's educational attainment and labour force.

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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