ISETS Holders

Indigenous Employment Service Agencies in B.C.

How does SkilledTradesBC work with the Indigenous community?

The SkilledTradesBC works with the community-based network of Indigenous community training and employment service agencies across the province. In addition to Bands and Tribal Councils, the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) holders provide support to Indigenous people for employment and training, including in the skilled trades.

SkilledTradesBC works with these agencies, which have strong local support and contacts within the Indigenous community, by providing information and contacts. In some instances, SkilledTradesBC also funds apprenticeship training projects in partnership with the Indigenous community, industry and training providers.

What is the ISET program?

There are currently 14 ISET agreement holders in B.C., with regional service areas, to help Indigenous people prepare for, find and keep high-demand jobs now and in the long term. All Indigenous people, regardless of status, affiliation or location, may access ISET programs and services. These include job-finding skills and training, programs for youth, access to child care, and programs for urban Indigenous people and those with disabilities.

ISET agreement holders design and deliver employment programs and services best suited to the unique needs of their clients. ISET focuses on three priorities:

  • supporting demand-driven skills development
  • fostering partnerships with the private sector and with the provinces and territories
  • placing emphasis on accountability and results

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, through its Skills and Employment Branch-Aboriginal Affairs Directorate along with Service Canada, supports ISETs, a national strategy to support Indigenous employment and training.

Click here for more information on the ISET program

What is the contact information for the ISET agreement holders?

Central Interior
British Columbia Native Women's Association (BCNWA)
144 Briar Ave Kamloops, BC V2B 1C1-us.html

Lower Mainland (Urban)
Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS)
Suite 108 – 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Tel: 604-913-7933

Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre (CCATEC)
205 – 197 North 2nd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5
Tel: 250-392-2510 

Central Interior
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
680 Athabasca Street W., Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4
Tel: 778-471-8200

Vancouver Island – South
Coast Salish Employment & Training Society (CSETS)
201-5462 Trans-Canada Hwy., Duncan, BC V9L 6W4
Tel: 250-746-0183 Toll-Free: 1-888-811-3919

Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC)
220 Cranbrook Street N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3W3
Tel: 250-489-2464 Toll-Free: 1-800-480-2464


Métis Nation British Columbia
30691 Simpson Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6C7
Tel: 604-557-5851 Toll-Free: 1-800-940-1150

Central Coast
Mid Coast First Nations Training Society (MCFNTS)
P.O. Box 941, Bella Bella, BC V0T 1Z0
Tel: 250-957-2225

North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS)
10328 – 101st Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B5
Tel: 250-785-0887 Toll-Free: 1-855-785-0887

Vancouver Island – Northeast Coast
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS)
1211 Cypress Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 2Z3
Tel: 250-286-3455

Nisga'a Employment Skills & Training (NEST)
5012 Tait Avenue, Gitlaxt'aamiks, BC V0J 1A0
Tel: 1-844-633-2210

Vancouver Island – Northwest Coast
Nuu-chah-nulth Employment & Training Program (NETP)
4090 8th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y4S4
Tel: 250-723-1331 Toll-Free: 1-833-276-5849

Okanagan Training and Development Council (OTDC)
101 – 1865 Dilworth Drive, Suite 339, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1
Tel: 250-769-1977

North Central
Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association (PGNAETA)
198 Kingston Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1C3
Tel: 250-561-1199 Toll-Free: 1-800-510-0515

Fraser Valley
Stó:lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)
Bldg. #8A – 7201 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G3
Tel: 604-858-3691 Toll-Free: 1-888-845-4455

Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP)
344 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1G6
Tel: 250-624-3535 Toll-Free: 1-800-665-3201


Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN)
1926 Tsawwassen Dr N, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G4
Tel: 604-948-5240