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CRTP – We are now accepting applications for Winter 2020


Alberta Works Funding takes 6-8 weeks on an average to be processed. Therefore, it is highly recommended to apply at least before 2 - 3 months prior to the starting date. 

This program is popular. We receive more applications than we can accommodate. Your application will be judged based on your English language proficiency scores, past education and experience and the quality of your written submission. Simply meeting the basic requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


Application Requirements:

1. Completed Application Form (link to form below)

Print the application form below and follow the instructions:

Bow Valley College Application for Admission - CRTP Form

(You need Adobe Reader to view this form)

2. A copy of your English language proficiency scores 

Accepted English language tests:

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB): 6+ in all levels (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General or Academic: reading 5+, writing 5.5+, listening 5.5+ and speaking 5.5+)

Your CLB and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

If you need to take a CLB test, you can visit our office to pick-up an ILVARC referral form.

3. Resume

4. Answers to the Questionnaire

CRTP Application Questionnaire

Please include typed responses to the following 7 questions with your application. Please include your full name in the bottom right corner of each printed page. 

1. How did you find out about the CRTP program?

2. What is your profession and last job title? Please describe.

3. What job search strategies have you been using to find employment to date?

4. Create a table of at least 5 companies where you have recently applied. Include job position and sector. Rate how close the skill requirements fit your education and experience. Please use the following scale to rate your level of proficiency:4: Advanced Competence, 3: Average Competence, 2: Below Average Competence, 1: No Competence

5. Have you received any pre-arrival or settlement services? If yes, please list them.

6. Do you have an alternate career plan in mind based on your transferable skills? Please describe.

7. Create a table to demonstrate your computer skills particularly those relating to your target occupation (include years of experience, level of proficiency, and types of tasks done, and any pertinent certification), please use the following scale to rate your level of proficiency: 4: Advanced Competence 3: Average Competence, 2: Below Average Competence, 1: No Competence.


5. Proof of Your Citizenship/ Permanent Residency 

6. 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. 

Applying in person

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

Registrar’s Office hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Fridays: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Bow Valley College
Registrar's Office
345 – 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4V1

To download the printable version of Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP) Application Information click below:

CRTP Application Information





Michael Tong- Electrical Engineer

"Through the outstanding curriculum, I was able to get a better understanding of how to approach the Canadian job market and improve my communcation skills for the workplace. At AltaLink, I still benefit from what I learned in CRTP" everyday"

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