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Indigenous Cultures & Employment Training

Promoting Life & Employment Skills while learning from and connecting to Indigenous Cultures

The Indigenous Cultures and Employment Training (ICET) prioritizes program and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth while providing learning and connection to the different Indigenous cultures in Treaty 7 Territory. In addition, ICET youth are eligible to participate in a work experience placement.

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During the program, youth will receive an allowance equivalent to minimum wage while attending workshops. They will attend workshops for 30 hours a week for 11 weeks.

The goal of ICET is to help Indigenous youth as they seek employment or return to school, and to support them with access to cultural experiences, land-based learnings and Elders.


  • Ages 15 to 30
  • Indigenous background
  • Facing barriers in employment or school
  • Currently unemployed and looking to return to work or school
  • Wanting to start your career but need help and don’t know where to start
  • Anyone interested in reconciliation work, learning Indigenous history and participating in Indigenous cultural activities

If this sounds like you, please contact us!

Work experience

Integrated with the ICET Program, there is a work experience component.

Participants will have the opportunity to put into practice what they are learning in class.

The work experience will occur in a variety of industries with the goal of skill development.

Program topics

  • Cultural components & experiences
  • First aid training
  • Mentor program
  • Land-based learning
  • Emotional well-being
  • Social skills
  • Possible volunteer job placement
  • Financial literacy and budgeting
  • Career planning
  • Goal-setting
  • Decision making
  • Health and nutrition
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Workplace human rights
  • Resumes, applications and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills