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Community Goals

Generate own source revenue.

Create employment opportunities.


Economic Development

The Big River First Nation Economic Development program involves providing assistance for membership in the areas of business incubation and development for economic development projects i.e., business plan initiatives, or to assist existing band member’s businesses. The First Nation Economic Development portfolio also oversees plans relating to economic ventures pertaining to the Big River First Nation band as a whole.


BRFN has successfully partnered with business and governmental organizations for BRFN projects relating to training to employment as well as on reserve capital projects. BRFN has a long history of successful First Nations Economic Development initiatives and will continue to work with quality business and government agencies to ensure progress and successful joint ventures.


Howard Morin, Economic Development Officer
Office: (306)724-4700 Ext; 237
Mobile: (306)468-7955

Labour Force Development


  • Our mission is to help clients in all walks of life to obtain employment of BRFN in a culturally sensitive manner.  
  • Our mandate is to help with research, develop, implement, and promote the employability of the clients of BRFN. 
  • Our goal is to deliver employment services to BRFN community; to reduce the unemployment rate and to advocate the process for the development of overall training and employment.


  • I know when we say invest! 
  • It means put some money into something or better yet, the best investment is to put money into learning a new skill or new ways of doing things. 
  • This may be different meaning for all but all I want you to do is concentrate on obtaining skills and training as per what the employer wants. Start by looking at the job description and check off all then requirement they request.  
  • We can start by finding funding agency that is there to help


For one thing for many First Nations in our areas packed up the whole family with few sets of clothes and blanket and minimal kitchenware was a custom and very much so as when we lived in the traplines.  

It was a modest and hardworking life when we all struggled together to mobilize in the whole reserve. It was a collaborative approach in which it was rewarding as many it was the first time working with farmers in Alberta.  

I have to say that this was easy enough transition, but we must applaud Alberta that keeps stepping up to the plate when it comes to employing our peoples.  Now I am going to share some important key players in employee development. 

The key step is to keep an open mind and the willingness to find employment, the ability to work and readiness to work.  


Starring this page is our software!  



Step to making an account

Contact Celine by test 306 468 7034 brief introduction 

Sent your email

The link will be forwarded to your email

Verify with Celine you got your email

Call Celine for a brief overview of the software

 This section will talk about the history of how employment partnerships are established and how both employer and case manager work together to reach a common goal. 





You might be thinking why these?  

 Well for one thing Heath Care Continuing Care Assistant are one of the top 10 employment opportunities and is in demand and the facilities are all around us. If you’re looking for a job that provides accommodation, then Civeo is the Company for you. 


We strive to bring small contracting partnership like the NEW Construction of our school, whatever it’s good to keep in contact with me. 


Follow up is a requirement to see where we are at with reaching a goal and to be in contact with the nt to see if there is more, we need to do to make sure they become employable. 


You can verify by email, text, or call 

Celine MacDonald, LFD Program Manager 


Office: (306)724 4700 Ext; 223 

Mobile: (306)468 7034

Employment Opportunities

Home care nurse

The Big River First Nation is searching for a reliable and compassionate Home Care Nurses to join our team. The Home Care Nurse’s responsibilities include performing patient visits and monitoring their conditions, conducting tests, and writing reports for the physician. You should be able to address all the caregivers’ concerns and make appropriate adjustments to the patients’ in-home management plan.


Full-time Medical office assistant

The Big River First Nation is looking for a Permanent Full Time Medical Office Assistant (MOA). The Medical Office Assistant is responsible for checking in patients and assisting in managing the workflow of all patients in and out of the clinic. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of patient-related and administrative duties, including gathering vitals and rooming patients, exam and procedure room preparation, as well as scheduling and patient communication.

Full-time KYS Driver

The Big River First Nation is looking for a Permanent Full Time KYS Driver.


  • Must have a Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Standard First Aid/CPR
  • Provide a Drivers Abstract
  • Able to speak and understand the Cree language is an asset;
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as well as comply with an annual Oath of Confidentiality Agreement;
  • Fit for Duty Policy in effect.

Full-time dental therapist

Big River First Nation is currently seeking a permanent full time Dental Therapist. The Dental Therapist will provide prevention services, treatment planning, restorative/operative dental treatment, and preventive dentistry services to members of the Big River First Nation. The Dental Therapist will also focus on delivering oral health promotion activities aimed at reducing disease and promoting oral health for people within the community.

Full-time Maternal Child Health Worker

The Maternal Child Health Worker is familiar with newborn screening, vaccination care, and prenatal health care programs. On occasion, these workers will provide home visit programs to those families who are unable to attend the clinics. Having good interpersonal skills and able to interact well with families are also a requirement for a maternal and child health specialist.


Full-time Custodian (High School)

The Custodian will perform a variety of maintenance and cleaning tasks to keep the buildings up to standard. To work well in this role you should have basic maintenance knowledge around building repairs and some experience cleaning. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on non-routine cleaning and special projects as the need arises.

Big River First Nation High School Project

VCM Construction Ltd. and our Subtrade Partners are seeking Labour- ers, Apprentices and Journey persons to provide Labour, Carpentry, Concrete Finishing, Plumbing & HVAC, Electrical and other construction trade activities to construct the Big River High School on the Big River First Nation. Work is expected to begin June 1, 2020 with a completion of October 31, 2021.


Stephanie Morin, Human Resource Manager
Office: (306)724-4700 ext. 226
Mobile: (306)960-3282

BRFN Training & Employment Agency

“Clients are advised that their success is based on their own hard work and initiative. Our case manager will assist in mapping out futures, will arrange for financial and other forms of support, and will work with you to overcome challenges along the way. But,in the end, you are the driver’s seat.”

It’s a exciting time for Big River First Nation! We are gearing up to mobilize the community workforce. A key component to move ahead is the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy(ASETS) & Indigenous Skill and Employment Training Strategy(ISETS) that is administered and coordinated by Big River Local Labour Force Development Training & Employment Agency.

Our employment development workers at our agency are available to support the journey that First Nation job seekers must travel in order to achieve their career goals.

We have employment services to support interview, job search, job placement and transitional assistance. With our career tracking program supports; career research & exploration, diagnostic assessment, preparation in employment, basic academic, career academic, specific career orientations along with post secondary training.

Programs currently offered in Labour Force Development;

  • NWC – Continuing Care Assistant Program (ongoing registration)

  • NWC – Short Order Cooking Program

  • Post Secondary Student Supports

Client must visit LFD Agency, either by appointment or walk-in, information initial assessment is conducted.

BRFN Employment Agency