Post-secondary education

Learn about Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)'s programs to support eligible First Nations and Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education and career development, and support for Canadian post-secondary institutions.

To ensure that Indigenous students have the same opportunities for success as other Canadian students, the Government of Canada increased funding to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and the University College Entrance Preparation Program by $90 million over two years, beginning in 2017-2018 to support the needs of over 4,600 students. In addition, in 2017-2018, an investment of $5 million per year for five years was made to support the Indigenous-led organization Indspire.

To help support Canada's newest workers in making the transition from school to work, and to help them get a strong start in their careers, the Government of Canada has invested approximately $100 million in 2017-2018 towards the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy: Skills Link and Summer Work Experience programs.

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Post-Secondary Student Support Program

Find out how ISC provides financial assistance to First Nations and eligible Inuit students enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs.

University and College Entrance Preparation Program

Learn about available financial assistance to First Nations and eligible Inuit students enrolled in university or college entrance programs.

Post-Secondary Partnerships Program

Find out about funding for eligible Canadian post-secondary institutions to design and deliver university and college-level courses tailored for First Nations and eligible Inuit students.

First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program

Find out about funding that provides youth with summer employment opportunities where they can gain work experience and develop important skills such as communication, problem-solving and teamwork.

First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program

Learn about initiatives that help First Nations and Inuit youth acquire essential employment skills and learn about job and career options.

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

Use this searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives available across Canada.

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