First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy

Four programs are administered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) under the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES). The FNIYES is a component of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

Science and Technology Program

The Science and Technology Program provides First Nations and Inuit youth with first-hand experience in various science and technology disciplines, and may include the enhancement of traditional knowledge. The program highlights education as the key to obtaining employment in these fields.

Eligible participants are First Nation and Inuit youth ordinarily resident on-reserve or in recognized communities.

Career Promotion and Awareness Program

This program provides participants with access to life and work skills development, career fairs and leadership projects. The program highlights education as the key to attaining meaningful and sustainable employment.

Eligible participants are First Nation and Inuit youth ordinarily resident on-reserve or in recognized communities.

Student Summer Employment Opportunities Program

This program offers summer work experience for First Nations and Inuit secondary and post-secondary students to enable them to acquire skills, gain experience and earn wages to help meet their ongoing educational costs.

Eligible participants are First Nations and Inuit secondary and post secondary students aged 15 to 30 who are ordinarily residents on-reserve or in recognized communities. Participants must have been registered as full-time students during the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

Youth Work Experience Program

This program provides life and work skill development, mentoring, work experience, career planning and counselling activities (including a needs assessment). In addition, the program provides an opportunity for participants to explore a variety of career options.

Eligible participants are First Nation and Inuit youth aged 15 to 30 ordinarily resident on reserve or in recognized communities who are out of school, unemployed or underemployed.