Are you a recent grad looking to share your resume with companies? Are you on the job hunt or trying to improve skills and employability? We’ve pulled together a list of organizations and websites that can connect you with the information, training and employment listings you’re looking for, and maybe even with the perfect job!
This is just a small sample of what’s out there. Make sure to check out the New Journeys services database for more.
The Aboriginal Human Resource Council is a non-profit organization based in Saskatoon that helps companies improve their inclusion of Indigenous people in the workplace. The council works with companies and other organizations to help them create or improve strategies to partner with Indigenous people and their businesses and to help close cultural gaps.
The Aboriginal Inclusion Network is a connects Indigenous job seekers, mainly recent graduates, with available jobs and employers. Candidates need to register with the site to be able to use it and share their resumes on the network.
Aboriginal Careers is an online jobs portal that features information for job seekers and employers. The site’s job board has hundreds of entries from across the country, and the site also includes resources for employers looking to increase Indigenous representation in the workplace.
Amik calls itself Canada’s “premiere Aboriginal jobs referral website.” The website offers a biweekly newsletter to subscribers and matches Indigenous job seekers with employers, and vice versa. Amik was created by Anishinabek Consultants, a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated consultancy firm based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Miziwe Biik works to meet the employment and training needs of Indigenous people in the Greater Toronto Area and offers training initiatives and employment services that includes workshops, information sessions and career fairs, in a supportive environment that acknowledges Aboriginal identity.
Kagita Mikam provides a number or programs to help increase the employability and entrepreneurship of Indigenous people, and has offices in Ottawa, Peterborough and Kingston. The organization serves members of the Curve Lake First Nation, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan (GoldenLake), Hiawatha First Nation, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and the Mohawks of Wahta First Nation, as well as all Inuit in Ontario.
ACCESS, which stands for Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society, is an organization based in Vancouver that provides education, training, counselling, support and financial services to urban Indigenous people. The goal of the organization is to overcome barriers that stand in the way of Indigenous people’s participation in the labour market. ACCESS locations are all over Metro Vancouver: Surrey, New Westminster, Downtown East Side, the Vancouver Friendship Centre and West Vancouver.
Are there organizations working to increase employment in your community? Let us know by commenting below!