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B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint

B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint is re-engineering education and training so that B.C. students and workers have the skills to be first in line for jobs in a growing economy.

Read B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.

WorkBC

WorkBC offers specialized services to help Aboriginal people prepare for success in B.C.’s job market.

Visit WorkBC for more information.

Useful Contacts

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Telephone:1-800-880-1022

Employment for Aboriginal People

The Province provides specialized services to help Aboriginal people prepare for success in B.C.'s job market through post-secondary education, education funding, work experience, and building job skills.

Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

A 12-month paid internship for Aboriginal youth residing in B.C., age 29 and under. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for the last three months of their internship.

Managed by the Public Service Agency

Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

Articled Student Program

The Ministry of Justice hires articled law students who have a strong interest in public service and the practice of public law. It selects candidates who possess the academic, professional and personal qualities that will enable them to become effective public sector lawyers.

Managed by the Ministry of Justice

Articled Student Program

Aboriginal Business Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)

Training for Aboriginal people interested in starting a small business. It is designed to help participants identify feasible business ideas.

Managed by the Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

Aboriginal BEST Program

Aboriginal Training and Employment Program (ATEP)

Helps unemployed Aboriginal people transition to sustainable employment through job-related training and support services.

Managed by the Ministry of Advanced Education

Aboriginal Training and Employment Program (ATEP)

Helps unemployed Aboriginal people transition to employment through job-related training and support services. - See more at: http://www.workbc.ca/Job-Seekers/Build-Your-Career/Planning-Your-Career/Starting-and-Planning-Your-Career/BC-Employment-Programs.aspx#sthash.XrvXguKS.dpuf

Self-employment training for Aboriginal people:

  • 12-session entrepreneurship training series designed to help participants identify viable business ideas and determine their feasibility.
  • May also include help to conduct market research, write a business plan, and explore financing options.
- See more at: http://www.workbc.ca/Job-Seekers/Build-Your-Career/Planning-Your-Career/Starting-and-Planning-Your-Career/BC-Employment-Programs.aspx#sthash.XrvXguKS.dpuf

Self-employment training for Aboriginal people:

  • 12-session entrepreneurship training series designed to help participants identify viable business ideas and determine their feasibility.
  • May also include help to conduct market research, write a business plan, and explore financing options.
- See more at: http://www.workbc.ca/Job-Seekers/Build-Your-Career/Planning-Your-Career/Starting-and-Planning-Your-Career/BC-Employment-Programs.aspx#sthash.XrvXguKS.dpuf