Applications are now open for the Indigenous Careers Award funded by the Government of Alberta through Alberta Advanced Education and administered by the University of Alberta in conjunction with Alberta Student Aid. These awards are open for those applicants who are the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
The awards are designed to encourage Indigenous learners who reside in Alberta (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in degree programs leading to high-demand career outcomes in Alberta. Indigenous Careers Awards are valued up to $4,000.
Who May Eligible:
- Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
- Candidates must be enrolled in one of the following areas of study (degree program or major/minor):
- Physical, Natural, or Applied Sciences (including Engineering, Science and any BSc in ALES)
- Health Sciences (including BSc Kinesiology)
- Have achieved satisfactory academic standing (admission to the University or 2.0 GPA)
- Be enrolled in at least 60% of a full normal course load at the University of Alberta.
- Be an Alberta Resident as defined by Alberta Scholarships. An Alberta Resident, according to the Alberta Scholarship Act, is:
- a person who has maintained a permanent residence in Alberta for a period of 12 months immediately prior to attending a postsecondary institution, or
- a person whose parents or guardians have maintained a permanent residence in Canada for 12 consecutive months and reside in Alberta, or
- a person who marries an Alberta resident
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:
- Provide proof of identity Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit
- a certified copy of a Status card;
- a certified copy of a Métis membership card from one of the five Métis Provincial Affiliates; Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation Saskatchewan, Métis Nation British Columbia. Additionally, the student may present a membership card for the Métis Settlements General Council;
- a certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card;
- proof that an ancestor’s name has been entered 1) in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, or 2) on the band list of an individual band, or 3) as beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement or other claim regions such as Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, and Inuvialuit;
- written confirmation of Aboriginal identity from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated;
- written confirmation of membership by a band council which has enacted its own band membership code
- Preference will be given to students in upper years of their programs but all eligible students are encouraged to apply
Indigenous Careers Awards are valued up to $4,000.
- Students enrolled full time in both the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 terms are eligible for $4,000
- Students enrolled full time in only one term are eligible for $2,000
The application deadline is November 1, 2018.