Next expected deadline: Currently Accepting Applications - Open call

Value & Term

Up to $10,000 to cover the starting salary of a research graduate. The term of support is a minimum of six months to a maximum of one year.

What is TEP?

The Alberta Innovates (formerly Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions) Transition to Employment Program (TEP) is a grant that supports Alberta-based health and/or biotechnology companies to hire Alberta graduates. Eligible companies that are willing to provide full-time work to an eligible graduate may receive a grant to cover part of the graduate’s starting salary. Graduates gain experience and companies gain highly skilled graduates all while enhancing the province’s economy.

The specific goals of TEP are to facilitate transition to employment for highly skilled graduates in Alberta, promote experiential learning and enhance receptor capacity in the province’s health industry.

Who is eligible to apply?

Health and/or biotechnology companies based in Alberta and graduates from an Alberta-based research program are eligible to apply for TEP.

  1. Companies

Companies must be willing to provide a full-time work opportunity to an eligible research graduate for a minimum of six months to a maximum of one year. Full-time work is considered to be 30 or more hours a week.

  1. Graduates

Graduates must be currently enrolled, or have graduated from an Alberta-based graduate or postdoctoral research program within the last 12 months. Graduates must be legally entitled to work in Alberta and not a recipient of Employment Insurance

How to apply?

Important: Please review the TEP Program Guide and Frequently Asked Questions listed under quick downloads before applying.

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For more information:
Carolina Koutras, PhD, Manager, Training & Early Career Development
(780) 306-1329

Kathy Morrison, Senior Coordinator, Grants Processing
(780) 429-7655

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