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  • The Talent Development Task Force is a unique collaboration among labour market stakeholders in Alberta working to align post-secondary programming to employer’s current and future needs in a dynamic labour market, and to expand experiential learning opportunities for post-secondary students.

  • Task Force members represent business communities and post-secondaries in regions throughout the province – as well as student unions, funders, industry and economic development partners.

  • The Task Force is co-chaired by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) and the Alberta’s Post- Secondary Network (APSN).

    • Carolyn Campbell, CEO, NorQuest​​

    • Shauna Feth, President and CEO, Alberta Chambers of Commerce

  • The focus of the Task Force is to facilitate the development of a strong culture of direct engagement, alignment and coordination among post secondaries and the business community – province-wide and regionally, to support the unique needs of regional economies.

  • The 10-year vision of the Task Force is to ensure Alberta’s post-secondary system is informed by the most accurate Labour Market Information (LMI) in North America.

  • The expected outcomes of the Task Force’s work are to ensure alignment between post-secondary programming and the talent requirements of Alberta’s business community, and to grow Work Integrated Learning placements among Alberta’s business community and employers.

  • The Task Force’s mandate aligns with government priorities, including:

    • Alberta at Work​

    • Alberta Vision 2030

    • WIL experience for eighty per cent (80%) of Alberta post-secondary students by 2025

  • The Task Force received funding in the spring of 2022 from Prairies Canada, Alberta Labour and Immigration, and Mitacs to:

    • Align PSI programming to the needs of employers with the best LMI in North America​

    • Expand Work Integrated Learning among Alberta’s business community and employers

    • Scope tech platform solutions to advance these outcomes across the PSI network

  • LMI data is collected through the ACC’s Alberta Perspectives market research program and analyzed by The Strategic Counsel, a reputable market research firm with public policy expertise and experience working with Alberta post-secondaries. (UofA / Banff Centre).

  • The Task Force is promoting and expanding Work Integrated Learning with the support of Mitacs, the largest funder of industry-relevant WIL in Canada.

Current Task Force Members


  • Grand Prairie & District

  • Sherwood Park & District

  • Medicine Hat & District

  • Calgary


  • NorQuest College

  • Lethbridge University

  • Olds College

  • Portage College

  • SAIT


  • Business Council of Alberta

  • Calgary Economic Development

  • Strategic Counsel

  • Alberta Chambers of Commerce

  • Alberta Post-Secondary Network


  • Prairies Canada

  • Alberta Labour and Immigration

  • Mitacs


  • Alberta Students' Executive Council (ASEC)

  • Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS)

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