Wednesday, 10 January 2018

2018 Summer Student Employment Programs

The Government of Canada and Alberta provide wage subsidy programs for employers in order to support the creation of temporary summer job for full-time students. The expectation is that the temporary jobs will benefit students financially, provide meaningful career related experience, increase skills and workplace insight and help prepare students for the future.


Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

The Government of Canada confirmed the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program and will be accepting online applications until February 2, 2018. Faculties and Departments must submit applications directly to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) where they will directly advise if the application is approved for funding. For further information, visit the HRS website: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/HiringandManaging/TemporaryStaffing/SummerTempEmployment/CSJ.aspx

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

The Government of Alberta confirmed the STEP program will be available in 2018. This program is managed administratively by Recruitment Services. For further information on the program and internal processes with application deadlines, visit the HRS website: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/HiringandManaging/TemporaryStaffing/SummerTempEmployment/STEP.aspx

Other temporary programs that offer valuable experience to students:

International Work Experience Program (ISWEP)

This joint initiative between UofA International and UofA Career Centre encourages UofA 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 the UofA Career Centre Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/career-centre/programs-events/internship-work-experience/iswep

Oteenow Summer Work Experience program

Oteenow Employment & Training Society (OETS) is a non-profit society that provides a variety of employment and training related services to the First Nations and Inuit people residing in the Edmonton geographical area and offer a Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP). More details to be released once confirmed for summer 2018. For more information on Oteenow, visit: http://oteenow.com/

​Métis Youth Summer Employment Program 

Rupertsland Institute is an affiliate of the ​Métis Nation of Alberta who assist Métis youth in gaining full-time, quality work experience during the summer months. Program details will be released once confirmed for summer 2018. ​For more information on Rupertsland Institute, visit: http://www.rupertsland.org/employment-services/