Employment &

Training Support

SkilledTradesBC works with Indigenous community training and employment service agencies across the province. In addition to Bands and Tribal Councils, organizations funded through the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program provide support to Indigenous peoples for employment and training, including in the skilled trades. 

Currently, there are over 20 ISET organizations in B.C., with regional service areas, to help Indigenous peoples prepare for, find, and keep high-demand jobs now and in the long term.  

All Indigenous peoples, regardless of status, affiliation, or location, may access ISET programs and services. These include: 

  • job-finding skills and training 

  • funding opportunities

  • programs for youth 

  • access to childcare 

  • programs for urban and rural Indigenous peoples 

  • individuals with disabilities. 

Get in touch with a program near you

Métis Nation British Columbia 
#380 – 13401 108 Ave, Surrey, B.C., V3T 5T3 
Tel: 604-557-5851 Toll-Free: 1-800-940-1150 

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

Fraser Valley 
Stó:lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET) 
Bldg. #5B – 7201 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 
Tel: 604-858-3691 Toll-Free: 1-888-845-4455 
info [at] saset.carel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) 
1926 Tsawwassen Dr N, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G4 
Tel: 604-943-2112 Toll-Free: 1-888-943-2112 
cgurniak [at] tsawwassenfirstnation.comrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Education Centre (CCATEC) 
205 – 197 North 2nd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5 
Tel: 250-392-2510 
administration [at] ccatec.comrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

British Columbia Native Women's Association (BCNWA) 
144 Briar Ave, Kamloops, BC V2B 1C1 
Tel: 250-554-4556 
asetscoordinator [at] bcnwa.orgrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council 
680 West Athabasca Street, Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4 
Tel: 778-471-8200 
sntcadmn [at] shuswapnation.orgrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 


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 
bruce.underwood [at] csets.com 

Northeast Coast 

North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS) 
1211 Cypress Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 2Z3 
Tel: 250-286-3455 
sherry.simms [at] niviats.com 

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 
netp [at] nuuchahnulth.orgrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) 
220 Cranbrook Street N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3W3 
Tel: 250-489-2464 Toll-Free: 1-800-480-2464 
cmorigeau [at] ktunaxa.orgrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Okanagan Training and Development Council (OTDC) 
101 – 1865 Dilworth Drive, Suite 339, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1 
Tel: 250-769-1977  
karen [at] otdc.orgrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Mid Coast First Nations Training Society (MCFNTS) 
P.O. Box 941, Bella Bella, BC V0T 1Z0 
Tel: 250-957-2225 
mcfnts [at] gmail.comrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank"

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 
nenas [at] nenas.orgrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" 

Nisga'a Employment Skills & Training (NEST)  
5012 Tait Avenue, Gitlaxt'aamiks, BC V0J 1A0  
Tel: 1-844-633-2210  
janicea [at] nisgaa.net  

Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP)  
344 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1G6  
Tel: 250-624-3535 Toll-Free: 1-800-665-3201  
jridley [at] tricorp.carel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank"  

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 
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