Career, Employment and Education Resources


About Our Team

The Career, Employment and Education Resources (CEER) department provides assistance with:

  • job search, resume writing, cover letters, and interview preparation
  • skills development & training, such as First Aid, FoodSafe, driver training class N and up, etc.
  • job start supports, including work gear/tools, work clothes, and bus tickets
  • post-secondary education funding for tuition & books
  • navigation for student loans, bursaries, and scholarships
  • career transition support for mid-career professionals

These services are offered in a supportive atmosphere to help clients achieve employment goals and to foster a sense of focus and self-confidence in order to compete in the labour market successfully. Contact the CEER department today for more information. We are committed to helping the Victoria Indigenous community reach their career and education goals!



Post-secondary Funding Intake

We welcome in students in the following time periods:

Fall (Sept-Dec)                         apply by July

Winter (Jan-Apr)                       apply by November

Spring/Summer (May-Aug)       apply by March

*NOTE: Intake is first-come-first-serve, pending funding availability. 


Forms for the Application:

Required Document Checklist
Application for Funding Form
Action Plan
Employer Research Form


Job Club

*NOTE: Job Club is on hold due to the pandemic. Please join our CEER Facebook group for employment opportunities, virtual job fairs, resources, and information in the Greater Victoria area.*


Additional Resources 

Employment Resources

VNFC Job Postings & Resources


Camosun College – Indigenous Academic Upgrading

Victoria Native Friendship Centre serves as a community-based learning site for Camosun College’s Academic Upgrading program, available from September to April. Financial assistance for the registration fees is available through VNFC and Camosun College.


Supports for Students

UVic First Peoples House

Camosun Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections



Local Bursaries & Scholarships

UVic Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards for Indigenous Students
UVic LE,NOṈET Bursaries

Camosun Awards for Indigenous Students

Camosun Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

Award Programs – Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (

Women in Need (WIN) Self Sufficiency Program



Alternative Funding Options

RBC Indigenous Student Awards Program (apply by February)

Irving K. Barker Award (apply in March or April)

New Relationship Trust Foundation (apply in March or April)
NIB Trust Fund (apply in March or April)

Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship Fund (apply in March or April)

BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships & Bursaries (apply in April/May)

Genevier Sullivan Memorial Bursaries for Indigenous Former Youth in Care (apply by October)

BCAAFC First Citizens Fund

BCAAFC Post-secondary Student Support Program

Support for Indigenous Student Learning Program (SISLP) – laptop/technology equipment supports


Métis Nation BC

BC Native Women's Association

Media Girlfriends Indigenous Student Scholarship - (apply in April)

CMHA BC Indigenous Mental Health Fine Arts Bursary (FAB) Award


Additional Resources

Indigenous Bursary Search Tool

Indigenous Link



Contact Us

Career, Employment & Education Resources Team:

Phone: 250.384.3211
Fax: 250.384.1586


"We strive to improve the well being of Urban Aboriginal people by providing services to strengthen & promote self sufficient individuals, families and communities.