Workforce Development Program

This program begins with a 14-week in-class training program, where workers develop the skills and attitudes required to be successful team members at your workplace.

Our workers come out of training ready for long-term employment with supportive local businesses.

Why Hire Workforce Development Workers?

  • $13.33/hour subsidy to cover 30 hours/week for 12 weeks.
  • Subsidized transit fare for travel within Edmonton, St. Albert & Sherwood Park.
  • No placement fees to employers.

I am very pleased to report that A is a star employee. He is one of the most hardworking individuals we have every hired here at Lux. He is here on time everyday and is ready to work with whatever new duty is given to him. He is coming up on his 3 month evaluation soon from our company as well as we would be coming to the end of the subsidiary program with the Bissell Centre at the same time. At that time A will be eligible for our full benefit package as well as an increase of pay. We have been very happy with this program.

-Luxar Pro GM

Our workers are ready to work in various industries:

Construction workers framing a building


Janitorial supplies


Food Services

Woman working on computer in suit jacket in an office


Woman (cut off at neck) holiding a mop with janatorial supplies on the floor beside her




Each cohort consists of 10+ ready and willing workers.

We’re easy to work with!


Workers are available 5 days a week and ready for a long-term employment commitment.


Our workers are eligible for skill enhancement training in order to obtain a variety of safety tickets when required and are provided with the required PPE.


Workers have spent weeks in the classroom developing hard and soft skills to be successful in the workforce. Many were previously trained and come with work experience, but have worked through barriers to employment.


When you hire workers through Bissell Workforce you are supporting the local economy and helping Edmontonians move out of poverty. These workers are supported by wrap-around services to ensure their success – and yours!