Food Futures

Student Placement Wage Subsidies Program

AFPA has received funding from the Alberta Government to support Work Integrated Learning placements in the food processing industry. This funding will support up to 90 student placements per year for the next 3 years. (to December 31, 2025)

Wage subsidies of 50% (maximum subsidy $5,000) are available to hire current post-secondary students and recent grads (within 6 months) for temporary work experience placements at least 200 hours in length which can take place at any time during the year. Placements can be in any area relevant to the industry, including: nutrition, food science, production, agriculture, technologists, accounting and finance, human resources, IT, logistics, safety, engineering, business, etc.  Please NOTE: if the matching funds are a problem please reach out to to discuss inkind contribution option.  for full program details and to apply!

Ryan Hemphill, Grant Manager, 587-480-7482,