Hire an Indigenous student
Support and empower Indigenous students
Indigenous peoples are one of the fastest-growing populations in Canada and in higher-education. By hiring an Indigenous student, you're contributing to the success of the individual and the communities behind them.
At Career Services, we have a career development specialist that is dedicated to the success of Indigenous students. Sarah Jacknife works diligently to offer programming that is tailored to every student's unique personal and cultural needs. With events such as Indigenous Student Career Day and Indigenous employer networking sessions, we ensure that employers that are dedicated to hiring and retaining Indigenous talent are given every opportunity to connect with UCalgary's Indigenous students.
Federal funding support
The Government of Canada offers many opportunities to offset your labour costs for hiring students. Through Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), you can be eligible for funding when you hire an Indigenous student or support Indigenous initiatives.
First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES): provides funding to employers that are assisting First Nations and Inuit youth, aged 15-30, build employable skills and overcome barriers to employment. This can include co-op, internship, mentored work placements or other career promotion activities.
Other employer resources
Aboriginal Training to Employment Program (ATEP)
First Nations Training to Employment Program (FNTEP)
Rupertsland Institute (RLI) — Centre for Métis Excellence: offers support, training and certification for Métis individuals. Employers can get in touch with RLI for access to their programs that support the Métis community and help individuals enter the labour market.