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***This is the last week to apply for our next intake which will start on August 30, 2017.***



This program is popular. We receive more applications than we can accommodate. Your application will be judged based on your Canadian Language Benchmarks, past education and experience, the quality of your written submission, and the results of a screening interview at the College. Simply meeting the basic requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance into the program.

Alberta Works Funding takes 8 weeks on an average to be processed. Therefore, it is highly recommended to apply at least before 2 months prior to the starting date.


Application Requirements:

1. Completed Application Form (link to form below)

Print the application forms below and follow the instructions in the CRTP Application Brochure.

  1. New Application for Admission Form

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2. A copy of your Canadian Language Benchmarks

ILVARC or Bow Valley College Benchmarks ONLY. If you need to take a CLB test, you can visit our office to pick-up your ILVARC referral form.

3. Resume

4. Answers to the Questionnaire

Include typed responses to the following questions with your application. Please include your full name in the bottom right corner of each printed page. 

  • Create a list of job titles and industry sectors you feel you could apply for with your experience and education.
  • In what field and position do you hope to have your work experience placement?
  • Describe what you did at your last professional job (do not exceed ½ page). Use a bulleted text format to list tasks and projects.
  • Tell me about yourself (do not exceed ½ page).
  • Create a chart containing local jobs for your target position listed in the last few months, companies, sectors and a rating of how close the skills required fit with your experience and education?
  • Attach a recent advertisement for a position that is related to your professional background and skills.
  • Create a chart  of your computer skills particularly those relating to your target occupation (include years of experience, level of proficiency, types of tasks done, and any pertinent certification).
  • What do you think you need to learn in order to move into your target occupation in Calgary.


Application fee

You must pay a $65, non-refundable fee in order to apply. This fee must be paid when you submit your application. We accept cash, debit, VISA or MasterCard if you apply in person. If you prefer to mail your application, you must pay the fee by cheque or money order made payable to Bow Valley College.

Applying In person

Apply in person at the Registrar's Office (South Campus, First Floor, beside the Tim Hortons)

Registrar’s Office hours:

January – June and September to December
Monday – Thursday 8 am to 7 pm
Friday 8 am to 4 pm

July – August

Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
Friday 8 am – 4 pm


Applying By Mail

Once you have completed the application requirements, please put it in an 8 ½" x 11" envelope with your application fee (see below), and mail it to:

Bow Valley College
Registrar's Office
345 – 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6


You can also pick-up an application package at the CRTP Office:

Bow Valley College, North Campus

Forth Floor N445, 332 – 6 Avenue S.E., Calgary


Reza Razavi, CRTP Graduate

CRTP program helped me and my wife to get in to the right direction for searching new job opportunities and enhanced our soft skills which  leaded to finding a job in a short time after we immigrated to Canada.…

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