Company Program

The cornerstone of Junior Achievement, the JA Company Program is an after-school program that has groups of students working together to operate their own business venture.

Divided into three segments: start-up, operations, and liquidation, the program allows students to take ownership of their success by giving them the resources necessary to run their business. Companies identify and create a product-based business using market research, develop and submit a business plan containing proposed financial statements and marketing strategies; fabricate and sell their product; and close their business over the span of 4 months.

Date: Takes place over 18-weeks beginning the first week of February 2019

Location: Various Corporate Partner Offices

Learn more about how to host a Company Program


World of Choices

World of Choices (WOC) invites students in grades 10-12 to join local career mentors as they share exciting aspects of their work.

Students will be exposed to a variety of career possibilities in traditional and emerging careers; they will have the opportunity to learn about the education, qualifications, and 21st-century employability skills necessary to be successful in their chosen career paths.

Date(s): Held throughout the year

Location: Various Schools and Corporate Partner Offices

Learn more about how to host or volunteer at WOC.


The 2018 Alberta Business Hall of Fame Laureates

2018 Alberta Business Hall of Fame Laureates - Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta

We are happy to announce the 2018 inductees for this year’s Alberta Hall of Fame. All four of our laureates have met the mark as distinguishable business leaders of Edmonton, who have shown great commitment in the local community and served as mentors to others. Read more


Futures Inspired: 2018 Company Program Award Winners

Futures Inspired is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of our Company Program students. Each year, JA gives out nearly $25,000 in awards and scholarships to deserving students. Congratulations to all the 2018 recipients!

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Future Leaders Week at NAIT

Future Leaders Week (FLW) is an annual, week-long event hosted by NAIT and the JR Shaw School of Business.  This year, more than 3000 students visited the Centre for Applied Technologies where they listened to keynote speakers share their stories, received JA programming delivered by volunteers from local businesses and post-secondary institutions, and learn more about community partners, such as CAREERS, The Next Generation and Skills Canada.

Dates: Winter: April 27-May 1, 2020

Location: NAIT (Winter)

Coming Soon: Sponsorship will be available.

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Company Awards Winners

Congratulations to all of our Achievers on an incredibly successful year! It was a tough selection for awards as it was a very close competition – many of the interviewers expressed how difficult of a choice it was.

Our 2017 Company Program award winners are: Read more


Meet the Alberta Business Hall of Fame’s newest inductees

Please click here to read an article in the Edmonton Journal about our 2017 Inductees.


JA Announces 2017 Alberta Business Hall of Fame Inductees

Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern Alberta & NWT is proud to announce three influential business leaders will be inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame in May. Each year, JA honours the outstanding lifetime contributions of Alberta business leaders to the economic growth and development of our nation, providing role models to young entrepreneurs.

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JA Video Testimonial Contest

Contest details:
– Share your Junior Achievement experience. Tell us why you love JA, how you or others benefit from our programs, why people should get involved, and so forth. Read more


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