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Education Post-Secondary Education Policy & Procedures Manual

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 program does not fund trades programs.

Post-Secondary Applications & Forms

View and download our application forms for post-secondary edcuation here:

Please fill out, sign, and return all forms to the Education Department via email at or via fax at 250-567-2998. Applications for the fall semester are due June 1, 2022. Applications for the spring semester are due October 30, 2022 (pending funding availability, as the fall semester intake has priority).


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 for 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 or English are encouraged to upgrade through the UCEP program.