Indigenous recruitment – Information for hiring managers

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This page provides information for federal public service hiring managers on Indigenous recruitment. We provide expertise and support on:

For more information on these topics, please contact the Indigenous Centre of Expertise at:

Hiring Indigenous talent

Hire from the Government of Canada’s pools and inventories listed below; and don’t forget to select “Aboriginal peoples” in the employment equity section.

Ask your HR advisor about Indigenous hiring initiatives at your department or agency.

Inuksugait Resume Inventory

The Inuksugait Resume Inventory is a hiring initiative designed to ensure compliance with the Nunavut Agreement (Article 23).

Request a candidate referral by using the Candidate Request Form (link available only on the Government of Canada network).

For more information, please contact Pilimmaksaivik (Federal Centre of Excellence for Inuit Employment in Nunavut) at:

Indigenous Career Pathways

Looking to hire Indigenous talent? Visit the Indigenous Career Pathways (link available only on the Government of Canada network) to find profiles of pre-assessed candidates and Indigenous graduates eligible for the bridging mechanism.

For more recruitment options, consult the Recruitment Options for Managers web page.

Graduate recruitment programs

Student recruitment programs

Building an inclusive staffing process to hire Indigenous Peoples

Check out the Indigenous Recruitment Toolbox for useful information on establishing qualifications, advertisements, assessment, appointment and challenges/barriers to Indigenous employment (link available only on the Government of Canada network).

Supporting Indigenous employees

Increase your cultural competence to hire and create an inviting workplace for Indigenous talent by building your skills and awareness of First Nations, Métis and Inuit through the Canada School of the Public Service’s Indigenous Learning Series. You can also consult Employment Equity – Leveraging Staffing Options for Hiring Managers and Hiring and supporting Indigenous employees to access resources (link available only on the Government of Canada network).

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