Targeted Initiative for Older Workers


Extensive changes have taken place in the last 10-15 years. Many of these changes, such as increasing technology and computer use, revised work processes and evolving safety regulations, require continuous training and upgrading.

Because of their more recent entry into the workforce, younger workers have often had opportunities to learn new procedures and information. Older workers, on the other hand, often express concerns that they will be replaced by recently trained younger workers or that they will not be offered the opportunity to retrain and upgrade their skills.

For these reasons, Choices Association of Fort McMurray is proud to have The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW); which provides employment assistance services and employability improvement activities, such as skills upgrading and work experience, to assist unemployed workers aged 50 to 64 with their return to work.

Services provided by the TIOW Program include:

  • One-on One Employment Counseling
  • Employment Readiness  Courses (Exposure)
    • WHMIS
    • H2S Alive
    • Class 3
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • In house workshops, such as:
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Colour Spectrums
    • Interview Skills
    • Job Search
  • Job Search - online/paper application
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Placement & follow-up Support (12 months)
  • Outside Referrals:
    • Food Bank
    • Service Canada
    • Alberta Works
    • Counselling (mental health, addictions etc)
    • Shelters

To obtain more information about these programs, please visit:

If you would like to sign up for this program, or talk to us directly, you may do so using our Contact Page

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Choices has a variety of volunteer positions available.


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10010 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB AB T9H 2K6

Fax: 780-791-7506
Office: 780-791-3009
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