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Graduate Transition to Employment Program

The Graduate Transition to Employment Program (GTEP) is coordinated through the Department of Career Development & Experiential Learning at Memorial University and funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

DESCRIPTION:

The GTEP provides $12,500 of the starting salary of an approved position for a period of 52 weeks. As well, a $500 stipend is available for proffesional development and training. This $12,500 wage subsidy can allow graduates the ability to target employers/organizations of interest in NL and use the subsidy as a marketing tool in their job search to secure a position related to their area of study and/or is career-related.

WHO DOES IT SERVE:

  • All Memorial University campuses;
  • Graduates (including international students) who have successfully completed a post-secondary program (minimum duration of one academic year) and are currently unemployed or under-employed (working less than 20 hrs/week or not in an area related to their field of study); and
  • Graduates who are not an immediate family member of the employer.

 

Note: Preference will be given to Non-EI eligible graduates (i.e. Currently not receiving E.I. benefits; and have not received E.I. benefits within the last three years; or have not received E.I. maternity or parental benefits within the last five years)

HOW GRADUATES CAN UTILIZE THE GTEP:

  • Graduates are responsible for approaching employers of interest and utilizing the GTEP as a sales tool to garner full time career related position. (It is not a placement or matching program)
  • If a graduate finds an employer that is interested in hiring them under this program for 52 weeks, then the:
  • The Centre for Career Development will not accept incomplete applications or resumes from graduates looking to apply to the GTEP.
  • Once a completed application has been reviewed by the GTEP Committee, both the employer and graduate will be contacted as to the status of the application. Employment cannot commence until an application form has been received & approved.

APPLICABLE EMPLOYERS:

  • Employers/organizations in the “Private sector” (includes NFPs) within NL.
  • Federal/Provincial government departments and agencies are not eligible.
  • Must be willing to match the GTEP contribution of $12,500.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Applications can be downloaded below (the two portions make up a complete application form):
  • Completed applications can be submitted via:
    • Mail/In-Person: Centre for Career Development, University Centre, UC 4002, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7 (Att.: GTEP Program)
    • Fax: 709.864.2437, Att.: GTEP Program
    • Email: poirierp at mun.ca or dpollett at mun.ca

JOBS POSTED UNDER THE GTEP:

Occassionally, employers want to utilize the GTEP program but do not have a graduate in mind and therefore we post job(s) under the GTEP program on their behalf. If you would liketo view posted positions please click on the link provided for instructions on how to access our job site:

Click here for instructions on how to access our job posting site and view posted GTEP positions.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Ms. Danielle Jackson
Employer Development Coordinator
(709) 864-8690
djackson@mun.ca

 Ms. Patricia Poirier
Employer Development Coordinator
(709) 864-3151
poirierp@mun.ca

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