Value:Employers are reimbursed 50% of monthly wage to a maximum of $1200 for veterinary students qualified to enter their 2nd year of study; 40% of monthly wage to a maximum of $1000 for students qualified to enter their 3rd year of study and 30% to a maximum of $750 for students qualified to enter their final year of study. Employers of AHT students are reimbursed for 30% of the employee’s monthly wage to a maximum of $500 per month.
The Veterinary Work Experience Program is administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Funding is renewed on a yearly basis. Employees and employers must apply together for the program; Alberta Agriculture and Forestry does not do any matching.
- Employers must be registered veterinarians who own part or all of a veterinary practice, located in Alberta. Funding is limited to one employee per owner or part owner of the practice
- Employers must be involved in a practice that consists of a majority of livestock work
- Employers must be members of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Employers may not exchange students or “job-share” on this program
- Employers must not receive other provincial or federal program funding for the student
- Veterinary Students must have completed their first, second, or third year of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program and must be returning to school in the fall
- Veterinary Students must be Canadian residents and preferably Albertan residents. Veterinary Students who do not meet this requirement will only be considered for acceptance if funding is available
- AHT Students must have completed their first year of an AHT diploma program and must be returning to school in the fall. Preference will be given to AHT students enrolled in a post-secondary institution located in Alberta. AHT Students attending a post-secondary institution outside Alberta will only be considered for acceptance if funding is available
- Employees must not be a direct relative of the employer
- Employees must be unemployed. Existing part-time employees are eligible if total hours worked over the previous three months averaged less than 20 per week. Employees working full-time for someone other than the employer are eligible if they are terminated before May 1. Employees working for the employer full-time prior to May 1 are not eligible under the program
- Employees must not be working full-time anywhere else or attending school while participating in this program
- Employees must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Deadline: Currently closed. Future deadline April 2018.
Contact:Mary Ann Nelson | 310-FARM (3276)