Indigenous Agencies and Industry ContactsIndigenous Agencies and Industry Contacts

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASET)

ACCESS Training and Employment for Indigenous People (B.C.)

BuildForce Canada

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Canadian Union of Skilled Workers

Employers and Labour Groups

Employers and unions vary for different communities.  Efforts should be made to contact and partner with as many employers as possible. You can find labour organizations listed on our sister site:

Employment and Social Development Canada

Employers can access a list of ISET holders in their region or province:

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous Works

Contact for leadership in Indigenous inclusion solutions in the areas of recruitment, retention, advancement, procurement and career development:

National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs)

Most of these organizations are political organizations with a mandate to address needs in the area of human resource development. NIOs have each signed a national agreement to administer ESDC funds. These organizations are:

Provincial and territorial governmental departments for Indigenous relations


British Columbia:


New Brunswick:

Newfoundland and Labrador:

Northwest Territories:

Nova Scotia:



Prince Edward Island: