Job Shadow Day

Held annually, Job Shadow Day (JSD) offers students a unique opportunity to visit a professional work environment and gain insight into how to find and keep a fulfilling career.

The event is proudly sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. Students must apply and specify what they have an interest in before they are paired with a host from their preferred field. JA Northern Alberta & NWT tries in earnest to pair students and hosts accordingly.

Date: March 7, 2019

Location(s): Various Corporate Partner Offices

Coming Soon: Information on how you can host a Job Shadow Day


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


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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Company Program Award Winners

What a year it has been for our Company Program! Congratulations to our Achievers for all their hard work and we are proud to announce our 2016 Company Program Award winners!

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Students Shine Internationally

Junior Achievement Program Teaches Kids Money Sense

Steeped Candle Co. Canadian Finalist in 2015 COY

Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT is pleased to announce our student company, Steeped Candle Co., as the only Canadian finalist in the JA Americas Company of the Year Competition, taking place in Montego Bay, Jamaica from December 3rd to 6th, 2015. Read more


Business-savvy Youth Soon on the Rise in Hinton

Servus Credit Union Continues to Invest in the Success of Alberta’s Youth through Junior Achievement’s Experiential Learning Programs

Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta are pleased to announce our continued partnership with Servus Credit Union. Building upon their previous 3 year commitment, Servus has agreed to an extended 2 year partnership with Junior Achievement. Their total commitment over the 5 years will be $632,000, and their total impact will be over 54,000 students. Read more


JA and Edmonton Immigration Services Association instill entrepreneurial spirit in summer camp students

This summer Junior Achievement partnered with the Edmonton Immigration Services Association (EISA) to try something new – take our Grade 6 program, A Business of Our Own, out of the classroom and into a camp atmosphere. At the beginning of July, Daryn Baddour, Settlement Practitioner for EISA, took it upon herself to facilitate the Business of our Own program with a group of youth whose families have recently immigrated to Canada. Read more