About Us

Alberta Advanced Education

Alberta Advanced Education focuses on the province’s adult learning system and financial supports for adult students.

This includes Alberta’s 26 post-secondary institutions, apprenticeship and industry training, community adult learning and literacy, and Alberta Student Aid.

The Alberta government is committed to an accessible and affordable adult learning system. Education helps unlock the potential in our society. Creative, passionate and hardworking graduates help Alberta remain strong and competitive in a global environment. Whether enrolled in certificate programs or doctoral studies, apprenticeship or diploma programs; graduates from Alberta’s adult learning system contribute to making the province better every day.

The Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for the following:


Adult Learning

Student Funding 

Provides financial resources to Albertans for foundational learning and to support their post-secondary education, including:

Apprenticeship and Trades 

The Minister of Advanced Education is Honourable Marlin Schmidt

The Deputy Minister is Rod Skura.