Helping Employers Find Qualified Employees

EPSS is an established not-for-profit Agency that has been providing employment and residential placement services in Central Alberta since 1986.

Working with Central Alberta employers

Throughout the years, we have maintained an overall success rate of 76.5% of matching individuals (aged 14+) with businesses looking for employees. Funded by various government departments, our services are offered at no cost to employers.

Employee Matching

We assist our employers by helping to fill available job openings with qualified employees who are suited for the job. In addition to individualized job matching, we post job openings to our online job board which is available to all EPSS clients actively looking for employment.

Employer Awareness

Information and support services are available to increase employer awareness and understanding of disabilities and how they may impact individuals. This includes diversity coaching, retention strategies, and workplace adaptation consulting.

On-the-job Training

If needed, we provide increased assistance to support transitions into the workplace. We work collaboratively with the employer and individual (on or off-site) to design a plan that supports: work –site routines, job specific tasks, or safety procedures.

Work Experience Opportunities

Some individuals or employers may be eligible for specialized training assistance for on the job work experience programs, wage reimbursement programs or targeted wage subsidy programs.
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Supporting healthy relationships at work

EPSS’ skilled and experienced staff strive to create long-term successful placements for employers and employees through offering passionate and personalized services. Partner with EPSS and allow our Employment Specialists to assist with your recruiting objectives.

  • Posting and promotion of your employment opportunities
  • Assistance in matching applicants who will be a good fit for your company
  • On-site training & coaching
  • Flexible hours for training & supports
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Specialized Services

Some individuals/employers may be eligible for specialized training assistance under the following programs:

  • Work Experience opportunities
  • Wage reimbursement and Supplementary Course funding
  • Targeted Wage Subsidy

Additionally, short – term, job specific training (max. 2 weeks) may be available to assist an individual meet the employers requirements for hiring. Examples of training include: Standard First Aid & CPR and CSTS.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of support do you offer once an individual is placed with my company?

Our Employment Specialists will offer individualized assistance to both the new employee and the employer.  Assistance may be offered through a combination of in-person, phone, or email communication.

Are you a Temporary Placement Agency?

No, our services are available to unemployed/under employed job seekers who are interested in assistance in areas such as: career planning, learning job search strategies, increasing their marketable skills, and networking with employers.

Is there a cost to post a job with your agency?

As our services are funded by the multiple funders, including the provincial government (Community and Social Services) and the federal government (Service Canada), therefore there is no cost for employers to access our services.

Not sure where to start?

Every journey is unique. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Contact EPSS to find out how we can help.