Indigenous recruitment – Information for hiring managers

The Indigenous Centre of Expertise: here to support you!

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

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For more information on these topics, please contact the Indigenous Centre of Expertise at: cfp.cea-icoe.psc@cfp-psc.gc.ca .

Indigenous representation in the federal public service

For data on the representation (self-identification) of Indigenous people in the federal public service, please consult the latest report on employment equity in the federal public service.

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

Are you looking to recruit Inuit to your organization? Access the Inuksugait Resume Inventory, an effective, culturally competent hiring tool, using this Application 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 Pilimmaksaivik@cannor.gc.ca

Indigenous Career Pathways

Looking to hire Indigenous talent? Visit the Indigenous Career Pathways - Inventory of Indigenous Applicants to find eligible and available Indigenous students and graduates in diverse fields.

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

Graduate recruitment programs

Student recruitment programs

Research Affiliate Program - Information for hiring managers

Re-hiring students

If you’re looking to re-hire an Indigenous student, consult Indigenous Career Pathways – Inventory of Indigenous Applicants  (links available only on the Government of Canada network) and Federal Student Work Experience Program: Information for managers.

Building an inclusive and barrier-free 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).

Challenges and barriers to Indigenous employment

To learn about the barriers to Indigenous employment in the context of Indigenous recruitment, visit Many Voices One Mind: a Pathway to Reconciliation.

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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