Self-Directed Programs

All Junior Achievement (JA) Programs have strong ties to the Alberta curriculum and will provide your learner with financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship training. When you select a program from the options below, you will be re-routed to our national website where you will be required to register with a username and password.

*Junior Achievement does not share or sell your information to outside sources and the email address will only be used to provide you with relevant educational content.

Your Money Questions Answered: Learning Modules

How do I pay for things?

Dive into this introductory video and digital learning experience and discover how to pay for things! Differentiate between various payment methods and discover how to make informed decisions when choosing a payment method.

Bite-Sized Learning Modules

Welcome to JA’s bite-sized learning modules. These short interactive educational modules are focused on various money concepts, and can be completed in any order and any quantity. 

My Career Goals

My Credit and Spending

The Financial Rollercoaster

My Transferable Skills

Paying for My Wants and Needs

Paying for My Needs and Wants

Planning for My Future Income

Bizcraft (Grades 4-6)

50% of businesses fail within the first year. Do you have the skills to craft a successful business? Test your passion, perseverance, and preparedness in Bizcraft.

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Health, Art

Economics for Success (Grades 8-10)

The transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. You may even feel that your high-school experiences haven’t adequately prepared you to meet the demands of university, a career, or living on your own.

In Economics for Success, you can take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Sign up today to explore the link between education and achieving your goals.

Curriculum Links: CALM, CTS, CTF, Math, English Language Arts

Entrepreneurial Trades (Grades 9-12)

In JA’s Entrepreneurial Trades online program, students will encounter multiple learning mediums that will assist them in understanding, analyzing, evaluation and applying financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career.

Students will learn the business side of the skilled trades to complement the technical training they receive in school. Combined, these skills help students successfully transition to further education or employment opportunities.

Curriculum Links: CTS

Investment Strategies Program (ISP) – Online (Grades 8 -12)


Investment Strategies Program (ISP)

Junior Achievement’s Investment Strategies Program (ISP) is an experiential online course. The program introduces students to the stock market, its relation to our economy, and how it is used to achieve financial goals.

Interactive Lessons:

• Two to four hour orientation
• Six weeks for Canada-wide competition

Curriculum Correlation:

• Mathematics
• English Language Arts