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Take steps to enhance your career aspirations today! The City of Edmonton empowers students and youth to gain meaningful work experience through a variety of different work opportunities. Join our team and make a significant impact in our City today!


  • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP): This program aims to recruit high school students to help them gain work experience in the Trades. The students initially work on a 160 hour placement and based upon their performance and interest, they can be re-hired for 1000 hours. Students get paid and receive credit for Work Experience towards their high school diploma. 
  • Co-op: This program allows post-secondary students who are enrolled in a co-op program to gain meaningful professional experience, learn transferable skills, and expand their professional networks. Co-op terms are paid, 4 or 8 month placements starting in January, May, or September.
  • MBA Summer Program: This program provides MBA students with an opportunity to gain work experience while supporting different areas on strategic projects and initiatives. These placements are paid and for up to 4 months in length. 
  • Fire Cadets: The Edmonton Fire Cadet program is designed to bring together high school students from different backgrounds to learn about the Edmonton Fire Department and to learn many life skills needed to become career firefighters in the City of Edmonton. Fire cadets have the opportunity to earn high school credits for their involvement with the program through career internship and work experience. Each student can obtain 3 high school credits per semester.
  • Integrated Heavy Equipment Technology (IHET): The IHET program is a 2 year, accelerated study offered through NAIT where students can self-enroll in the theory portion needed to complete their Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic ticket in advance to any working hours. The IHET program at the City offers 90 days of work experience to these students at the end of their first year over the summer break. Once the 90 day placement is completed, the students will return to NAIT to complete their theory.

* Please note, most educational institutions actively utilize terminology as indicated above. We understand there may be differences in wording and requirements. Should you have any questions please contact us and we can help to clarify.

Other Initiatives

  • Attend career fairs and employment events in our community
  • Provide information sessions on our hiring process
  • Connect candidates with external resources
  • Refer qualified candidates to Hiring Teams
  • Provide job coaching to prospective applicants


Public Job Opportunities

Job opportunities open to the general public.

For More Information

Sarah Hoekstra

Title Recruitment Outreach and Programs Consultant: Student & Youth



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