Like all good governments, Alberta supports its people in finding their best career paths and jobs. Alberta has ALIC, Alberta Labour Information Centre. They provide a range of support services for a variety of employment scenarios – labour market entry, re-entry, retraining, or new Albertans, for the young and the not so young.
What is this “Gig” economy anyway? “Gigs” – short-term contracts mediated by digital platform businesses – are increasing, and have the potential to transform the future of work in Canada and globally. The work is precarious – meaning it is temporary, contract-based, low paid, and provides no training, health, or retirement benefits. — Towards An