First Jobs 250

FIRST Jobs: 250-Hour Program

To best support our community, this iteration of FIRST Jobs will be open for continuous intake beginning May 8th, 2023. 

This 250-hour program is a perfect stepping stone for companies that are growing their business and are able to provide matching toward a student/new graduate while still receiving support. 


Program Details

  • 250-hour work term
  • Project must provide a meaningful work experience for a student or recent graduate of an Alberta Post Secondary Institution
  • Interns are to be paid at a minimum of $20/ hour, for $5000 total
  • Program is 80% funded, with companies receiving a maximum of $4000 towards the intern’s payment.

Project Samples

Appropriate project roles include, but are not limited to:

  • User Interface Design
  • Software Development
  • Customer Experience
  • Product Marketing and Communications
  • Product Design and Documentation
  • Project Coordination
Information on defining a project can be found here.

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The FIRST Jobs program has been supported by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada