AB government reintroduces student employment program

January 7, 2019

The Alberta government has announced that it will accept applications for STEP—a work experience initiative for secondary and post-secondary students—through February of 2019. A release states that the program creates opportunities for students and local industry to build working relationships, adding that the government provides employers with a $7-per-hour wage subsidy. “The STEP program makes it possible to take on students to work in small businesses and public institutions that could not afford to hire them otherwise,” said Peter Wallis, President and Principal Scientist of Hyperion Research Ltd. The release adds that STEP was introduced in 2016. Nation Talk (AB)