Careers Under Construction Offers:

  • Access to an updated daily local job board and summer work job board
  • Free access to job search tools including: photocopier, fax machine, telephones and internet
  • Resources such as newspapers, publications, and job search information
  • Information on post secondary and funding options
  • Job search assistance from experts about the local labour market
  • Professional resume and cover letter development
  • Career assessment and counselling
  • Computer and job readiness workshops
  • Potential funding for short courses and workplace incidentals

CUC History

Since opening operations in 2003, CUC has served clients in Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas throughout many economic cycles. As an organization we offer flexible, client driven services that assist clients with varying levels of barriers, from a variety of demographics. The barriers with this client group can include a lack of local labour market information, lack of training or certification and/or emotional and physical barriers to obtaining and retaining gainful employment. The continued success of this program has been noted in the community with CUC receiving the award for Best Customer Service for the community service industry in 2010, awarded by the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, this speaks volumes about the care and consideration that our staff members provide the Fort Saskatchewan community. As well, in 2013, CUC was once again awarded by the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, the Employer of Choice award which recognizes our outstanding business practices and strong staff morale that fosters the services we provided clientele.

CUC has maintained active member status with the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce since We also have been a member of the EARN (Employee, Attraction, Retention Network) planning committee. In partnership with Alberta Human Services and the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, the committee planned and organized successful events for employers in the Fort Saskatchewan community to address employer specific staffing needs.

CUC regularly participates in local trade fairs and employer focused events to connect with businesses and community members to ensure that labour market linkages are continually updated and maintained. The events have included but were not limited to: Annual Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show, Neighbour Day, Life in Heartland Industry Nights, Chamber on Tap networking events, industry open houses, Annual Redwater Business Mixer, and Alberta Industrial Heartland Association Stakeholder Event. These working relationships with employers and committees promote hiring opportunities for our clients and provide access to job leads from these employers.

Over our 15 years of operation in Fort Saskatchewan CUC has organized and hosted many Employer Connection events. These Employer Connection events ranged from oil and gas industries, hospitality, restaurant services, customer service, and professional services. CUC provides advertising, facility usage, nd event organization that serves to assist employers in their recruitment needs. As a result of these Employer Connections events numerous clients and job seekers were able to find and obtain immediate employment, and employers were able to save time and hire effective staff on the spot and fill job openings.


Jill Dean


Jill has been at the helm of CUC, CIT and LIT since 2010. She is passionate about the communities and the people that we serve. Her passions include finding solutions to employment gaps and motivating individuals who are further from the labour market to move closer. Her position is to research new potential projects and compose proposals in response to calls from the Provincial and Federal Government. When Jill is not working with our contracts or researching new projects, you can find her with her family.

Tanya Shewchuk

Program Manager

Tanya has been with Careers Under Construction for over 4 years.  She returned to CUC as Program Manager to continue her work in the Fort Saskatchewan and area community where she lives. 
Tanya brings 20+ years work experience in the employment/recruiting and customers service sectors…a perfect fit for our clients.  She is passionate about her role and loves helping our clients find their long or short term “spot”!
When Tanya is not at work she is spending quiet times with her family, working in her garden and playing with her cat “Simon”!

Brianna Eros

Employer Liaison

Brianna recently joined CUC in November of 2021. She brings years’ worth of Human Resources experience to the team. Brianna’s role as employer liaison works with employers to help bridge their hiring gaps. She also enjoys being able to use her experience to coach clients and help them gain interview skill, rebuild confidence in the workplace, and provide support to clients who are struggling to re-enter the workforce.
In her down time Brianna has a real passion for retail therapy, spending time with her friends & family, and playing endless amounts of fetch with her dog, Tucker.

Sarah Barras

Resource Advisor

Sarah is our newest staff member at CUC. Sarah’s shared passion for marketing, customer service, and her community make her a great fit for the Fort Saskatchewan team.
Sarah has 10 years of experience in team building, management and professional development excelling in a variety of different work environments. In her past roles, Sarah has been responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training programs, and development coaching. Sarah has also recently obtained her Marketing Diploma from NAIT and is excited to add another creative element to her wheelhouse.
When she isn’t working, you can either find Sarah adventuring the outdoors with her boyfriend and adorable golden retriever, Millie, or pursuing her hobby/passion for interior design.

Shagufta Salim

Resource Advisor

Shagufta is our Resource Advisor and newest addition to the team. Shagufta has a background in Psychology and Sociology. Her background showcases her passion for helping others and making a positive difference in the community. In her past role, Shagufta was responsible for efficiently managing staff, executing large events, and interviewing, onboarding, and training new staff. When she isn’t working, Shagufta loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also has a passion for cooking and baking.