Summer Farm Employment Program

 
 
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Program Information
 
 
 

Agency:

Rural Development Division
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

For Further Information Contact:

Tel: 310-FARM-3276 Fax: 403-742-7527
Email: maryann.nelson@gov.ab.ca
 
Application Deadline
June 15, 2018
 
Downloadable Forms
Application 32K
 

 
Program Details
 
 
  The 2018 Summer Farm Employment Program is now closed.

The Summer Farm Employment Program is funded and administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Employers and employees must apply together for the program. The Summer Farm Employment Program is now being paid as a Grant to the Employer. Employers are responsible to comply with Program Guidelines, the Employment Standards Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workers’ Compensation Act (including provision of Workers’ Compensation Board coverage for the employee), and all other applicable legislation, regulations, and by-laws associated with being an Employer in the Province of Alberta. For more information on Workers’ Compensation, please call 1-866-922-9221 or visit the WCB website at https://www.wcb.ab.ca/insurance-and-premiums/types-of-coverage/farming-coverage/ . For information on Government of Alberta OHS and Employment Standards, please call 310-0000 or visit the OHS website at https://www.alberta.ca/farm-and-ranch-ohs.aspx and the Employment Standards website at https://www.alberta.ca/employment-standards-changes.aspx.

The employment standards website has some information on youth that you may want to look at as well as this website which concerns youth between 16 and 17 years of age. https://www.alberta.ca/es-youth-employment-permit.aspx

Overview

The Summer Farm Employment Program is funded and administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Employees and employers must apply together for the program, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry does not do any matching.

The Summer Farm Employment Program's primary objective is to provide opportunities for full-time farm work experience for young people. Employers must be full-time farmers; employees must between 16 and 24 years of age and cannot be a direct relative of the employer. Wage support is provided to farmers to a maximum of $500 per month based on a full time basis. Applications are accepted on a first- come, first-served basis. The program runs from July 1 to August 31.

Please see the links below for the forms and information you will need for this program.


Summer Farm Employment Program
- Forms and Information
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Last Reviewed/Revised on September 11, 2018.