Countdown to 2022 Provincials:

Post-Secondary Competitors

The 2022 Post-Secondary Provincial Skills Canada Competition will be hosted at the Edmonton EXPO Centre May 4 & 5, 2022.

To compete in Skills Alberta, Post-Secondary students apply to compete with a reference from their technical institute.

This year is a qualifying year to earn a spot on Team Canada to compete at WorldSkills Shanghai 2022. The gold medalist from the Provincial Skills Canada Competition will compete in the Team Canada category in all WorldSkills qualifying competitions, and in non-WorldSkills competitions the highest ranking apprentice will continue their skills journey to compete at the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Vancouver, BC from May 24 – 28, 2022.

Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) is committed to protecting the health and safety of all participants, staff, and volunteers who take part in our programs. Skills Canada Alberta staff, as well as participants and volunteers have obligations to ensure the health and safety of everyone who participates in Skills Canada All participants, staff, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in the Skills Canada National Competition. Should a competitor advance onto Team Alberta, they will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination for airline travel and event participation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be born on or after January 1, 1999. Except competitors in Aerospace Technology, Mechatronics or contest areas that do not move forward to Team Alberta or Team Canada, who must be born on or after January 1, 1996. Competitors must be 18 or older in order to compete at the post-secondary level this year.
  • Must be an Alberta resident AND a Canadian Citizen/Canadian Permanent Resident

WorldSkills Qualifying Competitions

Non-Apprentice Skills

  • Be a registered student with a training institution in program that is related to the contest area you wish to compete in. You must be registered between July 1, 2019 and May 4, 2022.

Apprentice Skills

  • Be a registered student with a training institution or be a registered apprentice in a program related to the contest area you wish to compete in. You must be registered any time after July 1, 2019 and May 4, 2022.
  • Competitors cannot be a certified journey person prior to May 1, 2020 in the skill area in which they wish to compete.

Non-WorldSkills Qualifying Competitions

Non-Apprentice Skills

  • Be a registered student with a training institution in program that is related to the contest area you wish to compete in. You must be registered between July 1 and May 1, 2022.

Apprentice Skills

  • Be a registered student with a training institution or be a registered apprentice in a program related to the contest area you wish to compete in. You must be registered any time after July 1 and May 1, 2022.
  • Competitors cannot be a certified journey person prior to May 1, 2022 in the skill area in which they wish to compete.