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.

Employer resources

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.

Other employer resources


Portrait of Sarah Jacknife smiling into the camera

Get in touch with Sarah Jacknife, Career Service's dedicated Indigenous student specialist. 

Sarah Jacknife
Career Development Specialist, Indigenous Students