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Your Guide to Learning

The APS is committed to supporting employees in their professional development and there are a number of resources available to assist you in developing in your current role or preparing yourself for future roles.  Be sure to talk with your supervisor or HR department in your ministry to gain a better understanding of the processes in your ministry for accessing learning and development opportunities.

APS Career Development Resources

  • The numerous resources provided under this link offer various supports and tools to helping you map out your career and learning plan.

Programs and Services

  • Find out about all the different kinds of learning and development programs available to APS employees.

Alberta Competency Model

  • Behavioural competencies are the underlying characteristics that enable people to deliver superior performance in a given job, role or situation. The APS Competency Model identifies competencies that are important for your success. 

Assessment Services

  • Through feedback from supervisors, peers, and direct reports, this service provides information to create an individual development plan based on the APS Competency Model.  It will help you be strategic in defining your developmental focus.

Career Management Portal

  • This site is a key resource tool to help manage your career. You will find an abundance of information and supports that will help guide you in determining the right career path with us!

Workforce Development Directive

  • This directive provides an overview of the initiatives available in the APS that supports a workforce dedicated to continuous learning and development. It covers topics such as financial assistance, return service commitments, Alberta Interchange and Interchange Canada initiatives and other related information.