Summer Temporary Employment Programs

Métis Youth Summer Placement Program

 The 2018 availability for this program will be confirmed in April, 2018.

This Program is available to employers who hire a Métis youth, between the ages of 15 to 30 during the summer months. The job must be for minimum period of six and a maximum of sixteen consecutive weeks between May and August, and the client must intend to return to school in September.

Successful applicants will receive a wage subsidy equal to the minimum wage in Alberta.

Criteria to assess the proposals/applications will focus on:

  • The position must provide quality work experience and a good career decision making opportunity in a learning and professional environment
  • The position must prepare the student for future labour market participation upon graduation

Employers (departments) must provide the following conditions:

  • Hours of work will not exceed 40 hours per week
  • 8 to 16 weeks in duration

Terms and Conditions

In order to be eligible for funding, student hires must meet the following terms:

  • Be Métis
  • Be between 15 and 30 (inclusive) years
  • Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year with intentions of returning to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Cannot be an immediate family member of a director or senior officer of the contractor
  • not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits

Application Details

For information on how to access this program, contact the Employment Services Advisor, Métis Training to Employment, Rupertsland Institute by phoning 780-423-2237 or visit the website at