Indigenous Skills and Employment Training funding

Do you need more education or training to get the job you want or to work toward an in-demand career? The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program helps Indigenous people build their skills and find employment.
In B.C., 23 organizations provide ISET programs, services and funding.

Types of programs ISET funding covers:

  • GED or upgrading programs
  • Vocational or safety ticket training
  • Trade training courses, e.g., construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  • Certificate programs
  • Diploma programs
  • Partial and/or collaborative financial support for degree programs
  • Partial and/or collaborative financial support for masters or doctorate
ISET funding also covers:
  • Wage subsidy to a specific employer to help you get a job in your chosen field if you are already qualified
  • Apprenticeships
  • Summer students
  • Self-employment (at some locations)
ISETs may also be able to help you with the things you need during your training, like financial help for:
  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Living supports
Who do ISETs serve?
  • ISET holders serve any on-reserve, off-reserve urban, status and non-status Indigenous students including Métis and Inuit members living in their service area.
  • Tribal Councils’ ISET programs usually need you to be living on Tribal Council lands and may require a First Nations Status ID card.
  • To access the Métis ISET program, you generally need to be a member of the Métis Association for your province. In B.C. that is the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC).