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Aboriginal Youth CAREER Pathways

Aboriginal youth are an eager and untapped resource for any organization looking to bring on new interns, employees and apprentices.

CAREERS prepares Aboriginal students for post-secondary education and the world of work through the Aboriginal Youth CAREER Pathways program. Launched in partnership with the Government of Alberta, the program provides career awareness for Aboriginal youth starting in middle school with an expanded choice of occupations for career exploration and internship experiences that include:

  • Trades and Technologies
  • Health, Recreation and Human Services
  • Business, Administration, Finance and Information Technology
  • Media, Design and Communications Arts
  • Natural Resources

Click here to download the Aboriginal Youth CAREER Pathways Application Package

Click here to learn more about the Cenovus Energy Aboriginal Scholarship Program


Does your organization have an Aboriginal Initiative? CAREERS' Aboriginal team works with Aboriginal communities to raise awareness of career options in trades, industrial technologies and health services and improve access to our programs. CAREERS has Aboriginal youth exploring careers all over the province with our internship opportunities.

We recognize the unique challenges these youth face, including lower employment rates for Aboriginals. Our Aboriginal Youth Initiative aims to bridge the gap between the untapped Aboriginal talent pool and your organization's needs. 

By 2016, over 400,000 Aboriginal youth are expected to enter the labour market. That's a massive, mostly untapped resource for Alberta industry. 

If you are interested in hiring an Aboriginal summer intern, talk to us about becoming an employer today.

Jerry Heck
Senior VP Growth