Thursday, 12 January 2017

2017 Summer Student Employment Programs

The Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP), Canada Summer Jobs program (CSJ), International Work Experience Program (ISWEP) and the Metis Youth Summer Placement Program will be available to assist in providing summer employment opportunities in 2017.

The primary objective of government funded summer student employment programs is to support the creation of temporary jobs for full time students. The expectation is that the temporary jobs will benefit students financially, provide career related experience, and support community priorities.

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

The Government of Alberta has confirmed that the STEP program will be available in 2017. As this program is facilitated by Recruitment Services, we will send out notification and provide instructions when the information becomes available. For further program information, visit the HRS website:

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

The federal government has announced the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program and will be accepting online applications until January 20, 2017. Faculties and Departments must submit applications directly to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) where they will be directly advised whether their application is approved for funding. For further information, visit the HRS website for application information and the link to the on-line application form:

This is a joint initiative of UofA International and the Career Centre to encourage University of Alberta departments to hire international undergraduate students to provide them with opportunities to gain valuable Canadian work experience and develop their employment skills. For more information, visit:

Métis Youth Summer Placement Program

An initiative of Rupertsland Institute, Métis Training to Employment Program assists Métis youth in gaining full-time, quality work experience during the summer months. For more information, visit: