Trying to figure out your career options? Get started with these resources for Indigenous peoples.
Your values, strengths and interests shape who you are. When you base your life and work—your career—on these elements, you can create a career path that feels right for you.
Career planning is a way of looking at your life and work. It guides you in making decisions and moving in the direction you want.
Talking with a career counsellor is a good way to begin the career planning process. Career counsellors can connect you with many education, training and employment opportunities.
For First Nations people
Ask about career counselling through your band or through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) provider in your area.
For Métis people
The Rupertsland Institute: Métis Centre of Excellence provides career and employment services provincewide, with full–time offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Bonnyville, High Prairie, Medicine Hat and Slave Lake, and part–time offices and mobile services in additional locations.
For Indigenous Peoples living in urban areas
- Aboriginal Futures Career and Training Centre assists urban First Nations people in Calgary and the surrounding area.
- Oteenow Employment and Training Society assists First Nations people in the Edmonton area.
- Saamis Aboriginal Employment and Training Association assists First Nations and Métis people in the Medicine Hat area.