Employment opportunities for graduates of the MacEwan Social Work program are excellent and typically over 90% of our graduates are working for a social service agency within six months of graduation.

Graduates are employed in a large range of agencies including:

  • Children's services
  • Agencies providing services to First Nations and Metis communities
  • Services to new Canadians
  • Community outreach services
  • Family support
  • Prevention-oriented programs
  • Services to seniors
  • Addictions and mental health
  • Community development
  • Advocacy agencies
  • Women's shelters
  • Child and youth programs

Related Links


Alberta College of Social Workers
British Association of Social Workers
Canadian Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers
International Federation of Social Workers

Mental Health

Mental Health Net


Canada Without Poverty
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Child Welfare Resource Centre  


Canadian Council on Social Development
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Parkland Institute
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Government agencies

Statistics Canada
Government of Alberta
Canadian Government




The program caused me to begin exploring my life and relationship with others and gave me new insights into people. I've learned to ‘walk in their shoes' and offer my support. ~ Graduate

Become a RSW

Graduates of the MacEwan University Social Work program are eligible to apply to become Registered Social Workers (RSWs) in Alberta, and begin working directly in the field.