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Training for Newcomers

We have been offering free training to newcomers to Canada who were trained in architecture and who cannot get into our industry due to a lack of Canadian experience. Every month we take on a trainee and teach them the National Building Code-2019 Alberta Edition and construction drawings in the first two weeks, and  then they redraw a previously completed project. We have had over 49 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 that have arrived in the last three years. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Canada and already residing in Canada.
  2. The free training will be offered in our office in Calgary.
  3. No previous employment in architecture in Canada for more than three months.
  4. Eligible to be accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board; preferably with a M.Arch. degree.
  5. 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.
  6. A minimum CLB score of 8 or an overall IELTS score of 7.5; if English is not the first language.
  7. 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, you can send your resume, portfolio and required information to Applications by individuals not meeting our criteria will be ignored.