Everything employers need to know
At BRAED, we strive to provide a central source for current and relevant information for employers. Browse these resources to recruit, hire and retain employees. Plus, get assistance to better operate and grow your business.
Recruitment & Retention
There are several tools available to ensure your business is attracting and retaining the most qualified candidates.
Wage Subsidy Programs can reduce your wage costs if higher wage expectations are a recruitment challenge.
Workers Compensation Board of Alberta provides cost-effective disability and liability insurance and compensates injured workers for lost income, health care and other costs.
Business Counselling & Events
Continually upgrading business skills and obtaining the most relevant information helps your business maintain a competitive advantage. These organizations provide business counselling, coaching and host training events in the Battle River region.
- Community Futures East Central: Business Services
- University of Alberta: Augustana Campus Events
- The Business Link: Alberta’s Business Information Service
- Chambers of Alberta (with local chapters in Killam, Wainwright, Camrose)
Wage Subsidy for Employers
Getting the right job candidate may mean dealing with higher wage expectations. Wage subsidies and other financial incentive programs can reduce your wage costs. Find out if your business is eligible.
Hiring Foreign Workers
Your business may require you to extend your recruitment efforts beyond your own province or country. Although the province and the Alberta HUB remain committed to hiring Albertans and Canadians first, attracting skilled immigrants is an important part of addressing labour pressures.
- Reducing downtime and lost revenue due to unfilled roles
- Increasing productivity and revenue with a fully operating workforce
- Creating a cross-cultural learning experience
There are provincial and federal programs available for Alberta employers who are considering hiring foreign labour. It is important to first understand what the Temporary Foreign Worker program is and how it works.