AB STEP 2019 now open

Applications for the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) are now being accepted by the Government of Alberta.

Quick Facts.

  • The Alberta government reintroduced STEP in 2016 to create work opportunities for high school and post-secondary students between May and August.
  • It provides a $7-per-hour wage subsidy to employers (up to 37.5 hours per week, for 4-16 weeks).
  • The program is available to small businesses, nonprofits, public libraries, school boards, publicly funded post-secondary institutions, municipalities, First Nations, and Metis settlements.
  • The deadline is Feb. 8.
  • Last year, STEP helped almost 1,400 employers hire 3,050 students for summer positions. 

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