Using this Site

The Government of Alberta has designed this website to work across a wide range of web browsers and operating systems. This page gives you some details on which browsers have been thoroughly tested. Our goal is to provide access to the widest possible audience. For specific information on the accessibility of our website pages, please read our Accessibility statement. This website was designed to work properly in:


Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and 2000:



Apple MacOS 10.4 and later:


Firefox and Google Chrome Compatibility:

The most recent version of Firefox and Google Chrome are not compatible with our site. We are working to restore Firefox and Chrome compatibility. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) as your web browser and find URLs/Job posting links are unresponsive/unclickable, or are experiencing job advertisements with improperly formatted text similar to the example below, you will need to adjust your Compatibility View Settings.

Improperly Formatted Text

To adjust your IE Compatibility View Settings, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on "Tools" menu on your IE11 menu bar as shown in the screenshot below.

    Tools Menu

  2. Click on "Compatibility View Settings"

  3. Compatibility View Settings

  4. Click on "Add" to add

  5. Add

  6. Click on "Close".

  7. Close the browser and then try again.

Session Cookies

A cookie is a small file created by a web server on your computer that can be referenced when the website is visited or when a page on the site is visited. Cookies cannot access files or other information stored on your computer.

How do we use cookies?

Session cookies are used during a website visit and are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave the site.

Session cookies perform several critical functions on our website. For example, they protect your security while you are using job opportunities by ensuring that nobody else can view your data while you are signed on. Your web browser must allow session cookies in order for you to view and apply on job opportunities.

Do I have to accept cookies?

Yes. You cannot view or apply on Government of Alberta job opportunities without session cookies enabled in your web browser. Session cookies are used for added security and convenience when using our website.

Pop-Up Windows

A pop-up is a small web browser window that appears on top of the website you are viewing.

What is a pop-up blocker?

A pop-up blocker is a feature that lets you limit or block most pop-up windows.  You can choose the level of blocking you prefer, from blocking all pop-up windows to allowing only the pop-ups that you want to see.

Do I have to allow pop-up windows?

Yes.  A pop-up window is used to display job opportunities available for recruitment.  Therefore, you cannot view Government of Alberta job opportunities without pop-windows being enabled on your web browser.

How to set your web browser to accept session cookies and allow pop-up windows

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox for Windows, or Apple Safari for MacOS, the following instructions will enable you to accept session cookies and allow pop-up windows.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later for Windows

  1. Choose "Internet Options" from the "Tools" menu.

  2. Select the "Privacy" tab.

  3. To enable session cookies, adjust the settings by moving the slider to Medium.

  4. To allow pop-up windows from all websites, ensure the “Block pop-ups” box is not checked and select “OK”.  - OR –

  5. To allow pop-up windows only from the Government of Alberta Jobs Website, ensure the “Block pop-ups” box is checked and select “Settings”.  In the “Pop-up Blocker Settings” window, type in the “Address of Website to allow”.  Select “Add” and then “Close”.  Further information, can be found in the “Pop-up Blocker FAQ”.  In the “Internet Options” window, select “OK”.

To allow pop-up windows from all websites (Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4):

Allow pop-up windows from all websites

- OR - To allow pop-up windows only from the Government of Alberta Jobs Website (Steps 1, 2, 3 and 5):

Allow pop-up window only from GOA Jobs website

Pop-up blocker settings

Firefox 3.5.3 for Windows

  1. Choose "Options" from the "Tools" menu.

  2. Select the "Privacy" icon in the "Options" menu.

  3. If not already selected, select "Use custom settings for history" under "Firefox will".

  4. Ensure "Accept cookies from sites" box is checked and select "OK".


Apple Safari 2.0 or later for MacOSMacOS

  1. Choose "Preferences" from the "Safari" menu.

  2. Select the "Security" icon from the menu.

  3. Select "Always" to accept all session cookies or "Only from sites I visit". Our site will work with either option. You cannot disable cookies in Safari without disabling the session cookies required for our site, so do not select "Never".

  4. To allow pop-up windows from all websites, ensure the “Block pop-up windows” box is not checked.

  5. Close the “Preferences” window.


PDF Documents

Some documents on this website are available in a PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is needed to open these files. Acrobat is available to download at no charge from Adobe.


Some portions of this website use Adobe Flash to provide content. The Adobe Flash plug-in is needed to view these pages. It is available to download at no charge from Adobe.

When accessing these web applications for the first time, you may receive a security message asking you to confirm that the application is safe because the tool uses Adobe Flash technology. This is normal, and it is safe for you to go to this Adobe link and follow the instructions.

Video and Audio Clips

Video and audio clips on this website are provided in a Real media format and require RealPlayer. You will need RealPlayer 10 (or higher) to view or listen to video or audio clips. Due to the large size of some audio or video files, they may take a few minutes to download.

RealPlayer 10 is available to download at no charge from Real. If you have difficulty installing or using RealPlayer, please see the RealPlayer Frequently Asked Questions.

Wireless Devices

This website was designed to be fully accessible and fast-loading for our Palm, Blackberry, Opera Mobile and Windows Mobile visitors. On these devices, you should receive a simplified and unstyled version of this website. Please note Job Search is not available on these devices.

Printing Pages

All pages on this website should print on regular 8.5" x 11" paper, free of navigation and non-content design elements. You should be able to print all site pages without colour or graphics. You do not require a special print-friendly version; all pages on this site will print in this way using your browser's Print command.

Resizing Text on this Website

If you find text on this website difficult to read, most web browsers will let you change the default text size. You can easily set this yourself, and the help files in your browser will give you exact instructions. For instance, on Internet Explorer version 6, you can click the View menu, then select Text Size, then select Larger.

As a convenience, we have included a Text Resizer built into this website if you want to temporarily increase the text size of the website. You can find it just to the left of the Search box near the top right corner of the page.

Why doesn't my browser display this website properly?

In order to support as many visitors as possible and allow users of all abilities (including those with a visual impairment or physical disability) to access this website, it has been developed according to recognized standards set down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). One of these standards is for the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS2) so that the site supports any browser that in supports this standard.

Some browsers, particularly earlier versions, either do not or only partially support, this standard and they might not display the text and graphics properly. However, we have tested this website against known browsers; text and content should be accessible and usable for all of our visitors.

Screen Resolutions

You can set your computer to display different screen resolutions. This website has been designed to work best in 800 x 600 pixels and 1024 x 768 pixel resolutions, although you may still use it on larger or smaller resolutions.

Most Windows computers let you adjust the resolution in the Display options within the Control Panel. Most Mac computers let you adjust the resolution in the Displays option in the System Preferences. For more assistance, consult the Help Files or documentation for your computer.

Screen Colours

Depending on your computer you can control the number of colours displayed on your screen. Government of Alberta websites look best with 16-bit colour (65,356 colours or thousands of colours depending on your operating system).