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Training for Newcomers

We have been offering free training to newcomers to Canada who were trained in architecture and who can not get into our industry due to lack of Canadian experience. Every month we take on a trainee and teach them the National Building Code-2019 Alberta Edition, construction drawings in the first two weeks and get them to redraw a previously completed project. We have had over 40 newcomers trained so far! We do not get the trainees to work on any revenue-generating projects for us.


Admission Criteria:

  1. Newcomer or recent immigrant to Canada in the last three years.
  2. No previous employment in architecture in Canada for more than three months.
  3. Eligible to be accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board; preference will be with M.Arch. degree holders.
  4. Eligibility and willingness to get registered with the Alberta Association of Architects as an intern architect; preference will be with those who are already Intern Architects, AAA.
  5. A minimum of CLB score of 8 or overall IELTS score of 7.5; if the first language was not English.
  6. Passing our skills tests that include: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop. Tests may include English writing & speaking tests if the language requirement is not met.

If you are eligible, send your resume, portfolio and required information to [email protected]

Lightweight Structures Specialist

FarMor Architecture is a design-oriented fast-paced architecture practice based in Calgary, Alberta. We are currently designing a number of significant and diverse projects and wish to grow our team in expectation of some overseas projects. We are looking to an Intern Architect with strong design capabilities who can design, draw and coordinate manufacturing and installation of innovative building materials.

The ideal candidate must be able to:

  • Design lightweight structures: space frame structures, cable structures, membrane structures;
  • Coordinate structural calculations with the structural engineer and manufacturers;
  • Coordinate mechanical and electrical design of spatial structures with engineers;
  • Integrate the specialized architectural technology into our projects; Apply geometry in architectural design; and
  • Deliver Parametric Design.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the above-mentioned skills, as we expect him/her to lead our team in such innovative technologies.

Software skills: The applicant must demonstrate proficiency in the following software as a minimum: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, Rhino and Grasshopper

Education: Preferably Master’s degree or eligible to be accredited by CACB and get registered as an Intern Architect at AAA. Foreign-trained architects are welcome to apply provided they can get accredited by CACB and are fluent English speakers.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience
Start Date: ASAP

Please send your resume with a cover letter highlighting your experience with spatial structures to [email protected] No visits or phone calls. Please provide a link to your online portfolio showcasing your experience with space frame structures and membrane enclosures.

The learn more about our practice, visit
We thank everyone for their interest and applicant but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.