First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program | Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Value:Not-for-profit organizations may be eligible to receive funding to cover up to 100% of eligible expenditures. Private sector employers may be eligible to receive funding to cover funding up to 50% of eligible expenditures.


The First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program supports activities that assist youth in acquiring the essential skills that will help them gain employment, function well in the workplace, and learn about job and career options.Activities may include career promotion, science and technology activities, co-operative education placements and internships and mentored work placements.The program:

  • Promotes the benefits and importance of education to youth participation in the labour market
  • Supports the development and improvement of essential employability skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and working with others
  • Introduces youth to a variety of career options
  • Helps youth gain skills by providing wage subsidies for mentored work experience and/or for mentored school-based work and study opportunities


  • First Nations and Inuit governments and organizations
  • First Nation schools or federal schools on-reserve
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Private sector employers

Eligible Participants:

  • First Nations and Inuit youth aged 15 to 30 who are either:
    • Ordinarily resident on reserve or in a recognized community (an approved settlement on Crown land)
    • Inuit who are residents in Canada, but who reside outside their territory, and are no longer eligible to be funded by their territory (proof of refusal is required)

Eligible Expenses:

  • Wages
  • Training
  • Administrative costs

Deadline: April 13, 2018

Contact: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada | 1-800-567-9604 |


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