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Alberta Cancels Student Summer Employment Program

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Permanent Residence and Provincial Nominee Programs

Alberta Cancels Student Summer Employment Program

A spokesperson for Alberta Labour Minister Jason Copping said the government is eliminating the Summer Temporary Employment Program because it wasn't an efficient use of funds. Alberta's Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) will end after the 2019 program is paid out. Canada's Albert Province released Alberta Budget 2019 in October and introduced immigration application processing fees for the province beginning in 2020.

The cancellation of STEP with only a few week's notice will hurt many university students in Alberta, including international students who work as part of their required student internships and to support their studies.

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah said the new Alberta budget may have a significant negative impact on business immigrants and international students:

Alberta and the whole of Canada are actively trying to recruit educated, skilled foreign workers to help strengthen the local and national economy. Instituting new immigration fees, and simultaneously eliminating programs that help newcomers find jobs and integrate into the local society are barriers to achieving our goals.

Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy includes a focus on attracting entrepreneurs and revitalizing rural communities across the province. The Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program helps entrepreneurial immigrants "live and actively own and manage a business in any of Alberta’s eligible small towns and villages."

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has specific requirements for immigration to Alberta, Canada based on local economic needs and foreign worker qualifications and eligibility.

To find out if you are qualified to move to Alberta, Canada, contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

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Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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