Employment & Education

Contact BowWest on 403 204 8280 or at for help finding the resources you need to find a job or upgrade your credentials. 

COVID Changes

Please note that in person appointments are currently on hold. Employment and education supports can be provided over the phone.


Free Access to Community Voice Mail

Contact BowWest to set up a voicemail account for communication (personal and work-related). Voicemail accounts can be used to help with employment searches, educational programs, to set up medical appointments and/or to resolve judicial issues.

Accounts are personal and access is password protected.

Employment-Related Training

Contact BowWest for referrals to employment-related training programs, including apprenticeship programs and academic upgrading.

ESL Classes and Conversational Groups

Contact BowWest for information on ESL classes/conversation groups near you.

Some of these programs are provided by immigrant serving agencies such as Immigrant Services Calgary and Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association. Programs are also offered through local churches, community associations and the Calgary Public Library.

General Educational Development (GED): Alberta High School Equivalency

BowWest provides direct support to some participants in the Never Too Late program, a free high school equivalency program for adults.
Contact BowWest to find out if you live in an eligible neighbourhood.

Job Search Support

BowWest will print and fax resumes for people who are already accessing other service at BowWest.