Post-Secondary Education – Overview
The program aims to improve the employability of First Nations students by providing them with funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.
Eligible post-secondary levels include:
University Entrance Program
Community college: Certificate or Diploma programs
Bachelors Degree programs
Advanced or professional programs: Master’s or Doctorate
The program is administered by Big River First Nation which determines the funding and selection criteria in accordance with national guidelines.
Eligible costs covered by the program may include tuition, books, travel support and living allowances.
Faxed or emailed applications will be accepted; incomplete forms will cause delay in processing.
Fall - Winter: Intake - June 30
First Nation Programs 2017-18:
SIIT/ Edwards School of Business - Year 1 of 4 Business Admin
U of S Year 2 - Bachelor of education
History of ITEP on reserve program
Indian Teacher Education Program in Partnership with University of Saskatchewan Community Based Program History:
Established 2003-2018 all completed on first nation and first of its kind in Saskatchewan.
2005-2009 – 17 B. Ed. Completed
2009-2013 – 14 B. Ed. Completed
2013-2017 – 7 B. Ed. Completed
2016- Present – 10 Students
We have established a 4-year Business Program Community Based Program partnered with University of Saskatchewan Edwards School Of Business and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology. Where the first 2 years are run through SIIT and the Last 2 offered on first nation With U of S Edward School of Business. This a full 4-year program on First Nation the first across Canada. There are a total of 30 students enrolled.
List of Eligible PSE Institutions in Canada:
Labour Force Development
Big River Employment and
Its 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) that is administered and coordinated by Big River Labour Force Development Training and 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.
Programs currently offered in Labour Force Development;
SIIT - Business Admin Year 2 Program
NWC - Continuing Care Assistant Program
Client must visit LFD Agency, either by appointment or walk-in, information initial assessment is conducted.
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT WORK EXPERIENCE?
We have a series of programs designed to help clientele in a field of study to gain valuable work placement with our employer partners.
thinking about hosting a work placement?
Hosting partnership apply every year in food & health industry; we are currently looking for an company interested in work placement with our Business Admin Clientele and the Advantages of partnership?
Marketing your Business
Recruit skilled and trained employees
Establishes a strategic business alliance between the two parties
Priorities of this partnership are training, employment and economic development opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about our Work Experience Partnership, please contact our Labour Force Development Agency.
Please ask to be add to our Employment HUB Group below…
Eligibility for funding is residency based. You must reside in the community (if you reside off reserve, you will be referred to appropriate agency).
ASETS mandate is to support demand-driven skills development, foster partnerships with the private sector, the provinces, and territories, and to place emphasis on accountability and results.
Training & Employment
Labour Force Development
P.O. Box 519 Debden SK S0J 0S0
Phone: (306) 724-4700
Fax: (306) 724-2161
Come on in and see what programs we currently having in Big River First Nation!
Tansi Welcome Bonjour
Career Resource List
Our department will assist on getting your blueprint up and running. Book appointment with me! Additional tips on resume & interview tools…
Links to Scholarships & Bursaries
Saskatchewan s.i.i.t. Career Centre
BIG RIVER F.N. LFD Links to Employment Partners