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