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“What is STEP and how can it help me find a summer job?”


The Government of Alberta's Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides incentives to employers to hire students for summer jobs.

Eligible employers include non-profit organizations, small businesses, municipalities, First Nations, Métis Settlements and publicly funded colleges, universities and polytechnical institutions.

If you are a student, STEP will increase the number and variety of summer job opportunities that you can apply for. Employers will begin to advertise STEP summer jobs in February, but you can already start searching for Alberta student and youth jobs now.

As with any summer job, being hired in a STEP position will provide you with valuable work experience that will help you build your resumé and prepare you for future success.  And you’ll also make some money!

Start preparing for summer now by getting your resumé in shape and knowing what to expect at an interview.

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