Employment for Indigenous People

The Province provides specialized services to help Indigenous 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 Indigenous youth residing in B.C., age 29 and under. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Indigenous 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 Attorney General 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 Attorney General

Articled Student Program

Aboriginal Business Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)

Training for Indigenous 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 Indigenous people transition to sustainable employment through job-related training and support services.

Managed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Aboriginal Training and Employment Program (ATEP)

Career Guide for Indigenous People

Use BC's Career Guide for Aboriginal People to support your career planning journey, all the way from exploration to success on the job. The Guide offers information on career exploration, skills training, education and funding support, and how to connect to employers.