Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

STEP 2017 is now closed, applications for the 2018 period will open in the new year.

STEP helps students become Future Ready

STEP is a 4 - 16 week wage subsidy program that provides funding to eligible Alberta employers to hire high school or post-secondary students into summer jobs from May to August. Summer positions created through STEP provide students with the opportunity to build meaningful work experience, increase their skills and workplace insight and help prepare them for the future.

A standardized wage subsidy of $7.00/hour to a maximum of 37.5 hours/week will be provided to approved applicants.


Find out who is eligible to apply for STEP.

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Application process

Follow the STEP Guidelines to help you complete the reimbursement forms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about STEP.

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Develop your STEP student

Resources to help you find, develop and retain your STEP student.

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