The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.
First Nation leaders (Chiefs) from coast to coast to coast direct the work of AFN through resolutions passed at Chiefs Assemblies held at least twice a year.
Programs to support Aboriginal people who want to enter and succeed in skilled trades. Programs offer a range of pre-apprenticeship trades training, including: trades exploration/bridging, Foundation technical training, essential skills, job search and employment supports.
Programs serve both urban and rural Aboriginal people, and many programs are offered within Aboriginal Communities.
North Coast, Vancouver Island-Coast, Lower Mainland, Cariboo, North East.
A mobile Bridging to Trades Program can be offered across the province using two trailer.
Meeting requirements outlined in RFP and contracts.
- Unemployed and have not collected or been eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) over the past three years (or five years for receipt of maternity/parental benefits); or
- Employed individuals working equal to or less than 20 hours per week, in which case, an individual is considered Unemployed. An individual who is working for no wages (i.e. volunteering) is not considered employed.
All participants must also meet the following requirements:
- legally entitled to work in Canada;
- living in BC;
- not a full-time post-secondary student;
- not a high school student; and,
- not participating in another Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement-funded program.
Select locations only.
Exclusively targets Aboriginal people.
Potential for renewal.
Training programs are free to registered participants and include additional supports for work gear, transportation, and other related training costs.
Additional grants and tax credits available for continuing with Apprenticeship training and workplace based learning.
Intakes and focus of training can vary depending on timing and location of delivery agent.