Utilizing Local Expertise

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

Spruce Grove's labourshed is unusually robust. As part of the greater Edmonton Metropolitan Region our City is a short commuting distance for more than 300,000 area residents. Thus, it has become a destination for skilled workers in a wide variety of fields.  With enhanced regional commuter transit, employers are better able to access the talent they need.

The Spruce Grove campus of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology brings critical post-secondary training to the region - including the advanced crane and hoisting equipment operator and foundation drill rig operator programs.

World-class education and training resources 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, and is home to DeepMind, one of the world’s leading AI research companies.

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is one of the largest polytechnic institutions in Canada offering programs that meet demands of Alberta’s industries.  NAIT is preparing to relocate all of their specialized trades programs to the 15 acre Spruce Grove site. 

MacEwan University, Concordia University College, and Norquest College are other Edmonton based recognized post-secondary institutions offering a wealth of learning and skill development opportunities to students throughout the region.

Learn about the labour force in Spruce Grove & Region.

Learn about resources available for employers and job seekers.

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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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“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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“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