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Indigenous Internship Opportunities

Experience working in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) – grow your future.

The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario's population and communities. These exciting opportunities offer recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ontario Public Service. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you'll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance. The ministry has immediate opportunities for interns in the following roles:

• Policy Interns (Job ID 162196) – 99 Wellesley St. w., Toronto and 77 Grenville Street, Toronto
Showcase and expand your strong policy analysis skills in this unique opportunity with the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines where you will have the support of a professional and welcoming team, to ensure your success, development and professional growth. You will provide project management support and apply your research, analytical, and communication skills by assisting on projects and diverse work within our ministry; and participating on various committees and working/project groups.

• Communications Intern (Job ID 162206) – 77 Grenville Street, Toronto
Working within the Communications Services Branch, you will assist in the ministry's communications, enabling you to gain experience in areas such as marketing, media relations, multi-media campaigns, issues analysis, stakeholder engagement, graphic design and digital media applications.

• Strategic Services Intern (Job ID 162208) – 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
Showcase and expand your strong project management and policy analysis skills in this unique opportunity with the Mines and Minerals Division of the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team to assist in the development of a wide range of programs, policies and strategic initiatives related to the divisional goal to support prosperous and sustainable economic growth in Ontario’s mineral exploration and mining sector. The successful candidate will have the support of a professional and welcoming team, a hands-on manager to ensure your success and development, and you will be assigned a mentor who will help in your professional growth.

• Indigenous Relations Project Intern (Job ID 162204) – 435 James Street South, Thunder Bay
We’re looking for a motivated professional to join our dynamic Ring of Fire Operations Unit team to provide project management support and apply your research, analytical, and communication skills to advance reconciliation initiatives in our ministry.

• Program and Service Delivery Intern (Job ID 162561) - 159 Cedar St., Sudbury (flexible Northern Ontario locations)
In the Transportation, Trade and Investment Branch you will provide project planning, monitoring and data analysis support to the ministry's Transportation Infrastructure Unit related to Northern
Ontario transportation program. This position will also support project management of a project with a team of subject matter experts across multiple provincial ministries in the review and evaluation of internal transportation programs and projects.

• Policy Interns (Job ID 162210) – 160 Bloor St. E., Toronto and 360 George St., Peterborough
Join the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs where you will have the opportunity to impact Indigenous people and communities in Ontario while working with a team that fosters professional development and growth.


Note: These temporary positions are contracts of up to 12 months in duration.

How do I qualify?

For all positions:
• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).
For job-specific details, including salary, position duties and full qualifications, and to apply online, by April 26th, 2021, visit www.ontario.ca/careers and enter the applicable Job ID number in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

Note: View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Xaxli’p Employment Opportunity -
General Manager Job Posting

Xaxli’p is a St’at’imc community located in the beautiful Fountain Valley, 15 km east of Lillooet, BC on Highway 99, with great community and economic development potential.

The Xaxli’p Development Corporation (XDC) is seeking a full-time permanent General Manager responsible for management and supervision of the day-to-day operation of XDC and Finances.

XDC is restructuring as this is a new opportunity, while strategically working to build upon our current strengths such as industrial construction contracting, archaeological and environmental monitoring, traffic control, and agricultural diversity while seeking new opportunities.


  1. Implement the XDC Strategic Plan
  2. Effective communications between the Board of Directors, XDC Finance Manager, Contractors/Sub-Contractors, government agencies, other
  3. Work with the Xaxli’p Economic Development Officer on economic initiatives
  4. Work with the XDC Financial Manager to manage XDC budget and financial reports
  5. Bidding on contracts, ie:  procurement, equipment, increasing XDC opportunities
  6. Work with Project Managers, Contractors/Sub-Contractors and material suppliers
  7. Prepare and manage project budgets, cashflow and assets/inventory of equipment
  8. Oversee daily Administrative, Personnel and operational duties
  9. Ensure safety and human resource policies and procedures are current
  10. Establish a recruitment and capacity/training plan for XDC employment

Skills required:

Relevant certificates/degrees, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably 5 – 10 years of experience in construction, trades and project management

  • Knowledge and experience in Procurement/Bidding on Contracts
  • Project Management and Supervisory skills
  • Communication skills – written and oral
  • Computer and Financially competency

DEADLINE DATE:        May 21, 2021

Submit resume, cover letter and references (prefer 3 and in Construction Trades)

ATTENTION to Sheryl Patrick:

Mail to:  P/O Box 520, Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

Deliver: Xaxli’p Administration office at 1433 Fountain Valley Road

Fax to:  250-256-4803

Email: xdcfinance@xaxlip.ca  


Contract Opportunity - Partnership Coordinator
for Shuswap Indian Band
District of Invermere Partnership

Context: Since 2018, Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere have participated in the First Nation Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). CEDI is a national program delivered jointly by Cando (the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The SIB DOI partnership is 1 of 9 partnerships (out of 90+ applicants) participating in the CEDI program between 2016 2021 from across Canada. With support of the program, the two communities are working to build and strengthen their inter-community relationships, and to build capacity for joint planning and collaborative community economic development. Utilizing the CEDI program supports, including third-party neutral facilitation, monthly meetings, bi-annual workshops, and joint strategic and work planning, Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere elected officials and staff identified several shared joint social and economic development priorities.

Over the course of the past three years, the SIB DOI partnership has accomplished a lot together, specifically:

  • Established a Working Group that continues to meet monthly (staff and elected officials)

  • Engaged in shared learning on topics of culture, history, governance and jurisdiction

  • Identified four priority joint community economic development initiatives and selected a first joint initiative based on co-created criteria

  • Co-created a Joint Strategic Plan for Connected Communities A Joint Active Transportation Network Plan

  • Co-applied for and received the BC Active Transportation Network Plan Grant and co-hired Urban Systems to create the Joint Active Transportation Network Plan

  • Created joint communications and community engagement materials

  • Designed a Friendship Agreement (both Councils participated via Zoom) and engaged communities to submit art intended for the Friendship Agreement and partnership logo

  • Signed the Friendship Agreement in socially-distanced and safe way to reinforce commitment

  • Councils and staff meet twice annually for full-day workshops

  • Created a draft Joint Strategic Plan and Working Group Terms of Reference for partnership longevity

    The SIB DOI partnership will complete their participation in the CEDI program at the end of April 2021. Together, SIB and DOI envision and are committed to working towards a long-term community to community partnership and working relationship. The partnership is seeking support from a third-party neutral facilitator to assist with partnership coordination, administration and facilitation. SIB DOI is looking to fill a 1-year contract (April 16, 2021 April 15, 2022), with the intention of working with the successful Partnership Coordinator for many years to come. It is important that the applicants have interest in working with SIB DOI past the one year contract to maintain continuity.

On behalf of the SIB DOI partnership, the Partnership Coordinator will be contracted by the District of Invermere, and report to Andrew Young, CAO, District of Invermere.

Key Aspects of Partnership Coordinator Role:

  • Supports SIB DOI partnership with ongoing monthly Working Group meetings, partnership administration and communications.

  • Ensures that SIB DOI partnership identifies annual partnership priorities with timeline, and remains on schedule.

  • Supports SIB DOI partnership to engage with, action, and monitor and evaluate the joint agreements: Joint Strategic Plan, Friendship Agreement, Working Group Terms of Reference

  • Manages the design and delivery of three joint Workshops (joint agreement review, council to council meeting, and joint workshop)

  • Manages the design and delivery of a Friendship Agreement Anniversary celebration

    Required Skills: strong facilitation skills and understanding of dialogic process design, and strategic planning; familiarity with Indigenous cultures and protocols; understanding of community and regional economic development practices and techniques; strong strategic thinking, collaborative planning and program management skills;

    Fees: Contract rate for third-party neutral facilitator $60 all found per hour rate (based on a $450 day rate). Estimated 275 hour contract ($16,500 +GST).

    Timeline: April 16, 2021 April 15, 2022

    Application Deadline: To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to
    Sierra Stump via email: landclerk@shuswapband.ca by Friday, April 12th, 2021 at 5pm.
    Note: Interviews and reference checks will take place on April 15th.

    For any questions on the contract, please contact Marissa Lawrence: marissa.lawrence@edo.ca

    Contract Level of Effort: Estimated 275 hour contract. As is identified below, the contractor should expect to provide a minimum of 14 hours/per month which will increase and fluctuate in preparation and delivery of the workshops and event, and as directed by the Working Group. Note: the successful applicant will need to be available for 2-4 hours Monday, April 19th and Tuesday, April 20th, and from 8:30am 5:00pm on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021.

Download the full description and workplan here.



Community Relations Officer - Contract - CESO


CESO is an international economic development organization dedicated to reducing poverty and fostering economic growth in Canada and around the world. With a vision of stronger economies for better lives, CESO’s initiatives are aimed towards catalyzing and strengthening sustainable economic growth and social development. Our CESO Advisors (CAs) are senior-level professionals and executives who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise in meaningful ways.


The Community Relations Officer (CRO) is responsible for the effective development, delivery and evaluation of assignments within Canada. An assignment involves:
● Working directly with a First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Northern client (organization, community, government, individual) to understand what they need
● Collaborating with CESO departments to recruit the right CESO Advisor
● Supporting the client and CESO Advisor to define objectives for the assignment
● Overseeing the assignments’ delivery- providing ongoing support to the client and the CESO Advisor as needed to meet the assignments’ objectives.
To be considered for this position, the candidate must have some work experience in Community Development or International Development. And to be successful in this role, the candidate must have strong experience and understanding of First Nations Communities and Indigenous businesses and organizations. This position is an 11-month contract. The work will be done remotely, and the successful candidate can be located anywhere in Canada.

● Identify and secure clients that need CESO advisory services and are interested in participating in assignments to address those needs.
● Collaborate with the client to define their service needs and expectations, coordinate
completion of Request for Services form, develop and implement client contracts.
● Participate in a minimum of one local/regional networking or learning event per quarter

● On-going collaborations with the recruitment/coordination team to support the selection of
volunteers whose background and experience best match the work requested by the client
● Ensures timely input into databases
● Follows up with clients after the commencement of the assignment, ensuring that it is running smoothly
● Investigates and handles any problems that arise with the client or volunteer
● Deliver excellent client service and assist with project management, from lead generation to
completed assignment including the completion of evaluation metrics.
● On-going collaboration with volunteer advisors, staff and managers.

• 2-3 years of experience working in a project coordination role
• Proven client service skills
• Understanding of Indigenous and First Nations communities is required
• Capable of preserving confidential or sensitive information
• Strong relationship building skills
• Effective time management, organization, and multi-tasking skills
• Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and database management

Please forward your resume and cover letter with Community Relations Officer
in the subject line to:

Jennifer Rovet, Recruitment Manager

Application deadline: April 25, 2021

Priority will be given to Indigenous applicants.

Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in our organization

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Summer Student - Anqotum Resource Management

Anqotum Resource Management is now accepting summer student job applications
for the summer of 2021.

If you are enrolled in post-secondary education (i.e., college or university) and are available to work at our office location in Eel Ground, we encourage you to apply.

Applications (cover letter and resume) will be accepted until 12:00 noon (AST),
Thursday, April 8th, 2021.

Work term will start in early May 2021 (exact date to be determined).

Please email your application to:


For more information, please contact Jodi MacIntosh by calling (506) 627-2730, or by


Request for RFP - Trade Commissioner Service

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps businesses navigate the complexities of international markets to make better business decisions. The TCS operates in six regional offices across Canada and is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide in order to gain market intelligence, uncover opportunities for exporters in Canada and help reduce business costs and risks. Recognizing the lack of understanding among many trade commissioners in regards to Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous businesses in Canada, the TCS is seeking a consultant who can leverage their knowledge and experience working with Indigenous businesses to deliver practical training workshops (virtually) to the TCS who work in Canada and key markets in the United States and the European Union. The workshops will cover topics such as how to engage and interact effectively with Indigenous businesses in pursuit of their work, including client acquisition and aftercare.

Download full RFP document in PDF format

For more information:

Line Chabot,
Deputy Director, Trade Commissioner Service


Biologist and Project Management - Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Biologist and Project Management opportunities with a focus on increasing diversity within the organization.  There is also a Program Management Inventory that is non-science based currently underway.  This is an employment equity opportunity only available to Aboriginal persons, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Women.






Betty Cougle
Regional Manager
Engagement and Partnerships,
Aquatic Ecosystems Branch/ Fisheries and Oceans Canada

(902) 943-1574




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Various Opportunities - First Nations Technology Council


As we look ahead to the work required to achieve digital equity, a just economic recovery, and realize the Rights of Indigenous People in the digital age and beyond, we are pleased to share with you two pivotal senior leadership roles at the Technology Council that are currently accepting applications in service of this mandate.

Executive Director, Indigenous Innovation Institute - This role is suited to an Indigenous educational leader, and is responsible for the vision, leadership, organizational development, program development, student and academic policy development, and overall operations and financial management of this rapidly expanding initiative. The Indigenous Innovation Institute builds on the Technology Council's successful four-year proof of concept in delivering Indigenous designed and led digital skills training and supporting hundreds of Indigenous people to launch careers in technology and innovation. The Institute holds as its vision that Indigenous Leadership Shapes Society’s Relationship with Technology and Innovation, which it pursues through hosting a space for dialogue, learning, and collaboration.



Director, Communications and Engagement - This role is suited to a strategic and experienced communications professional who is able to design and oversee the First Nations Technology Council’s Communications and Engagement Strategy including recruitment, research and knowledge mobilization, and government relations plans. Director will work closely with the executive team to craft provocative policy and thought leadership communications addressing the intersections of technological advancement and Indigenous sovereignty.



Both roles are open to remote candidates and will remain open until filled. If you have questions about the roles, please feel free to reach out to myself, and I will do my best to respond and/or direct your inquiries.





Statistics Canada is hiring in your community!

• Schools, housing, and health and emergency services are all
planned using census data.

• We are hiring approximately 32,000 census employees to count
every person in Canada.

• In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring
the safety of our employees at all times.

• Help your community to plan for the future—apply now!

• Pay rates vary by position from $17.83 to $21.77 per hour,
plus authorized expenses.

• Start and end dates vary by position and location, but are
between March and July 2021.

• You must be available to work flexible hours,
mainly evenings and weekends.

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