Graduate Transition to Employment Program


What is GTEP?

The Graduate Transition to Employment Program (GTEP) is an incentive for employers in Newfoundland and Labrador to hire Memorial University graduates.

GTEP provides $6,250 of the starting salary of an approved position for a period of 26 weeks and a $250 stipend for the graduate for professional development or training.

For employers who want to utilize GTEP, feel free to post positions on our internal job board. If you would like additional promotion, please contact Kristen White (

Employer eligibility

Employers/organizations in the "Private Sector" (includes Not for Profits) within Newfoundland and Labrador are eligible to avail of GTEP funding. Federal/Provincial government departments and agencies are not eligible. The employer must also be willing to match the GTEP contribution which equals $6,250.00.

Graduate eligibility

All Memorial University graduates who have successfully completed a post-secondary program (minimum duration of one academic year) and are currently unemployed or underemployed (ie. working less than 20 hrs./week or not in an area related to their field of study). This includes Memorial graduates from the main campus in St. John's, the Marine Institute, and the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook.

How to apply?

To hire a graduate under this program the employer must complete an Employer Application Form  and the graduate must complete a Graduate Application Form .

The application package includes: completed employer application, a completed graduate application and an updated job ad.

The application package can be sent to Kristen White.

Employment cannot commence until the full application has been received and approved.


For more information please contact:

Kristen White: (709) 864-3415 or

The Graduate Transition to Employment Program (GTEP) is coordinated through Career Development (Student Life), and funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.