Employment Resources for Business Indigenous Students

Melville School of Business

Completing a degree is one of the greatest achievements in life. We know how hard you work to successfully complete all academic requirements. Once you get the degree another journey starts: getting employment that will start your career.


Employment Resources for Business Indigenous Students

Planning your career is a tough task for any student but some Indigenous students may have additional concerns. According to the 2018 OECD report cited by this article in The Globe and Mail, Indigenous people are significantly under-represented in management, business and finance.

Meet with the Student Success Coach to refine your job search! We will help you look for employers that are dedicating themselves to being diverse and inclusive. 


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Federal Student Work Experience Program 

Full-time and part-time work in a variety of fields open to Indigenous students only (First Nations, Inuit and Métis).

Employment Links


The Inclusion Network is a fast growing network of Indigenous Candidates and inclusive employers-of-choice. The number of Candidates registered on the Inclusion Network has increased by over 70 per cent in the past two years! Most new Candidates have a degree from a university, college or technical institute in Canada. 

CCAB is a national, non-partisan, member-based organization. Members are comprised of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies operating in Canada. The size of these companies ranges between entrepreneurs with less than 20 employees to companies with more than 10,000 employees. Members take advantage of a plethora of benefits and opportunities. Join, and help build relationships toward a prosperous Indigenous economy and a better future for all Canadians. 

The CAF offers unique educational programs and entry plans for Indigenous Peoples. By joining one of the programs you get to experience the CAF lifestyle while all expenses are covered. Check our their different programs to learn more.

A joint initiative of the Business Council of British Columbia, the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations and Vancouver Island University, this program encourages Indigenous graduates to apply for meaningful work through internship positions that match graduates’ skills and professional interests.

Interested in BC Public Service positions? This is where you can receive high level advice and guidance on the hiring system and process

Job board serving all under represented Aboriginal groups, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. This site helps people in these communities to find opportunities in their desired locations and industries.

Highly specialized employment portal that is fully dedicated to assisting Indigenous job seekers in researching and acquiring opportunities to develop their careers.

ACCESS is one of the most comprehensive Indigenous training providers in Canada. It provides a variety of employment and training programs and services. Through a modern blend of interdisciplanary programs across industry sectors, ACCESS is dedicated to supporting urban Indigenous people in overcoming employment barriers and finding rewarding career opportunities.

The Métis National British Columbia administers the Métis Employment & Training Program (METP) to improve the employment potential, earning capacity and self-sufficiency of Métis people in British Columbia.

Find an Indigenous service delivery organization in your community to assist with a variety of employment services based on the needs and priorities of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban/non-affiliated Indigenous people. These organizations provide a suite of skills development and job training while also offering a range of wrap-around services (such as help with child care supports and transportation) while you're training to achieve your long-term career goals.