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STEP information for students

Looking for a summer job?

If you are a Yukon Student in full-time post-secondary undergraduate studies, or are graduating from a degree program this current year, then STEP is for you. This program offers students an opportunity to gain practical experience in their field of study and utilize their theoretical knowledge in a workplace setting, not to mention great wages!


To apply for STEP jobs you must meet the definition of a Yukon post-secondary student as follows:
• Just completed a semester of full-time post-secondary studies in or out of Yukon 
• Returning to full-time undergraduate studies in the fall of the same year -OR- just graduated this current year from a diploma program or higher  
• And, must have resided in Yukon for two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to commencement to post-secondary classes OR eligible for the Yukon Grant;


• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Not a member of the employer’s immediate family or direct supervisor
• Yukon resident

Please Note: Grade 12, academic development, developmental studies, life skills training, upgrading, college preparation, certificate programs, etc., DO NOT constitute post-secondary studies.

Application forms

Complete the STEP application form  and submit to before Friday, February 2, 2018, to apply. Search available jobs in the menu on the left-hand side of this page.

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STEP wages

Student wages are set at a minimum of $15.63 per hour. As the students’ education level increases, so does their pay, as follows:

• $15.63 per hour upon completion of first year of post-secondary
• $16.72 per hour upon completion of second year
• $17.92 per hour upon completion of third year
• $19.14 per hour upon completion of  fourth year or higher 
*Non-Yukon government employers may pay higher than the minimum wages that are set by STEP.

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Employment equity

Yukon government is committed to employment equity and a workforce representative of the public it serves. Some of the STEP positions maybe be given a preference to any of the following:

  • Preference positions to persons of Yukon First Nation Aboriginal ancestry;
  • Preference positions to persons of Aboriginal ancestry or;
  • Preference positions to persons with a Disability.

Please note:
What if I’m not from the Preference group? Can I still apply on this competition? YES! In the event no one from the preference group applies or meets the screening criteria outlined in this competition your application WILL BE considered. We encourage all interested individuals to apply regardless of the preference!

Please self-disclose if you meet the preference requirements when submitting your application either in a cover letter or your resume. Each position will identify if it was given a preference in the job overview.

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Contact - Employment Programs Officer

Advanced Education
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5927
Fax:  867-667-8555

Visit our office in the Education building at 1000 Lewes Blvd., Whitehorse, Yukon