Our resource page contains several links to websites that Aboriginal Job Seekers will find useful in their career search. Topics include career change advice, salary negotiating tips, when you should hire a career coach and much more. It is important to remember that internet sites change daily and that some of these resources may not be up-to-date at all times.
Sites may also be temporarily unavailable due to server maintenance or system problems. Your feedback is valuable. If you find a site not in service, or would like to suggest adding another site, send it to us here.
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The Ultimate Guide to Passing Any Interview
Before applying for a job, it is important that you brush up on your interview skills. The interview is often the final hurdle for job applicants to overcome. For many candidates, this proves to be a stumbling block. Whether they have failed to prepare for the interview, or failed to practice crucial interview questions and answers, they underestimate the importance of creating a great impression. It doesn’t matter what qualifications you have, or how experienced you are, if you cannot impress the interviewers then you won’t be getting your dream job. Luckily, we are here to help! Using this fantastic resource guide, you can gain a detailed insight into how to answer certain questions, how to behave, body language and more. Using our tips, you can make the best possible impression at your interview, and secure the job that YOU deserve. This guide provides tips and helpful advice, including sample interview questions, to help an applicant make the best possible impression during a job interview.
Technology & Entrepreneurship Scholarships for Indigenous Youth
At Animikii, part of our organizational mission is to encourage and inspire Indigenous youth to choose entrepreneurship and technology as career paths. In support of this goal, in 2015, Animikii first launched its Technology and Entrepreneurship Scholarships for Indigenous Youth. Through this program, Animikii provides Indigenous youth studying technology or entrepreneurship in a post-secondary program with $500 scholarships that can be used by the students for books, tuition, supplies or any other cost-of-living expenses related to their time in school. Our scholarships are available to Indigenous youth (Status and non-Status First Nations, Métis and Inuit) ages 17-30, attending a postsecondary program centered on either technology or entrepreneurship.
Resources for Indigenous Youth
The Job Search Tool Kit for Aboriginal Youth is designed to help you with the job of looking for a job! Finding a job is really a full-time business. It takes effort, dedication and time. And even more, it takes patience. This should give you a good start on the what, where and how of job hunting.
A post-secondary resource for BC Aboriginal learners. Aboriginal Learning Links provides organized links to other websites that can help you find information on Financial Support, Child Care, Housing and even Career Planning.
Kagita Mikam Aboriginal Employment and Training
The Employment Counselor is available to assist Aboriginal clients with résumé writing, employment counseling, up-to-date labour market information.
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training was created in 1991 to meet the unique training and employment needs of Aboriginal peoples. Miziwe Biik provides the Greater Toronto Area’s Aboriginal community with training initiatives and employment services.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Are you a First Nations or Inuit student interested in post-secondary education? Are you registered for post-secondary studies? Are you trying to find ways to help support your studies? Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has funding programs that could provide financial assistance for eligible Status Indian and Inuit students to help offset tuition, travel or living expenses.
Provides trades training and employment support for women. Includes searchable job database, calendar of events and contact information.
Aboriginal Training to Employment Program (ATEP) and First Nations Training to Employment Program (FNTEP)n
These programs support Indigenous members who are unemployed or marginally employed by helping them get the necessary skills and training they need to be successful in the workplace.
Workplace Diversity Employment Office – Yukon
First Nation governments may request training for their citizens to fill anticipated vacancies in their government.
Bold Eagle is a unique summer training and employment program for Aboriginal youth living in Western Canada or Northwestern Ontario that combines military training and Aboriginal cultural awareness.
Canadian Forest Service Aboriginal Student Employment Program
The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada promotes the sustainable development of Canada’s forests and the competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector. CFS offers jobs to qualified Aboriginal students through its Aboriginal Student Employment Program. It provides candidates with practical and meaningful employment in scientific, technical, or other forestry-related fields.
Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources Development (CAHRD)
CAHRD offers comprehensive services to job-seekers that can lead directly to employment through job preparation (interview skills, resume workshops, job referrals), or to preparing for employment by accessing further education and training.
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (nextsteps.org)
Assist Aboriginal youth with career planning; resume writing, job search techniques, interview skills, educational and funding options.
ASETS Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
ASETS is a nationally managed and project-based program that promotes increased participation of Aboriginal people in major economic developments. It achieves this through a collaborative approach of Aboriginal, private-sector, and provincial/territorial partnerships. The program supports multi-year training strategies developed by Aboriginal organizations and industry employers, leading to long-term skilled jobs for Aboriginal people in existing and emerging economic opportunities. It is a proposal driven process.
FNES – First Nations Employment Society
The First Nations Employment Society (FNES) opened in 1999 and is … the ages of 15-18 years and looking for employment or on-the-job training?
4 Week Training Program – 2 weeks are completed at Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre & 2 weeks are on-the-job training.