Education, Training & Employment

Post-Secondary Education

The program aims to improve the employability of First Nations by providing funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.

Eligible post-secondary levels include:

  • community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs
  • undergraduate programs
  • advanced or professional degree programs

The program is administered by Saik’uz First Nation whom determines the funding and selection criteria in accordance with national guidelines. ISC provides funding for this program as part of core funding agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations.

Eligible costs covered by the program may include tuition, books, travel support and living allowances.

The deadline for September 2019 student intake is May 31, 2019, and for a January intake is October 31, 2019 (pending funding availability as the September intake has priority).

The program does not fund trades programs.


University and College Entrance Preparation Program

This program aims to increase the number of First Nations and Inuit students with the academic level required for entrance into post-secondary programs.

Financial assistance may be provided for a maximum of one year of studies in the form of:

  • tuition support for part-time and full-time students that may include required fees, tuition and the cost of books and supplies required for courses
  • travel support for full-time students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend their university or college entrance program
  • living allowances for full-time students to help cover the costs of food, shelter, local transportation, and daycare

Students who graduated without advanced math, English are encouraged to upgrade through the UCEP program.




Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program provides funding for employment programs and services that help Aboriginal people prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Saik’uz First Nation receives funding from the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association (PGNAETA) yearly to provide employment/training supports to the on-reserve community. They also provide employment/training supports to urban clients through their Prince George office.




Through reconciliation and negotiated agreements, Saik’uz also provides employment opportunities with our partners by referring employment ready members to a number of SFN’s partnerships.


There are current employment opportunities at Nechako Ltd. Bring in a resume – we’ll assist you with work supports upon hiring.


We look forward to serving Saik’uz First Nation.




Faith Thomas

Education, Training, & Employment Manager

Kelsey Antoine

Education & Training Assistant