Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships Program

Grants for eligible Indigenous organizations to assist the unemployed or under-employed with skills training and work experience.


Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships provides grant funding to Indigenous communities and organizations to deliver group-training projects designed in partnership with employers and other partners.

These partnerships will assist unemployed or under-employed Indigenous individuals to gain the necessary skills training and work experience to obtain and maintain long-term employment.

The Government of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.


Eligible applicants are Indigenous organizations, including:

  • First Nations on or off reserve, Tribal or regional organizations
  • Métis on or off Settlements, Métis representative groups
  • other Indigenous organizations and employers

Eligible projects

Eligible projects under the Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships Program depend on needs identified by the partnership. Projects are custom designed based on participant and industry needs and must include formal training, for example, occupational training.

Eligible training participants are Indigenous individuals who are:

  • unemployed or under-employed
  • in need of and able to benefit from skills training to obtain and maintain employment
  • other requirements as determined by the partners

For detailed program requirements and criteria, read the Indigenous Employment Training Partnerships Program Guidelines.

Submit a project proposal

Organizations interested in applying for grant funding will be required to submit a proposal. Prior to submitting a proposal, or to get more information on developing a proposal, contact the Indigenous Partnership team at [email protected].

Organizations are required to review the:

Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Note, these guidelines supersede the Alberta Works Online Manual content.