Benefits for Indigenous peoples

Information about benefits and programs for Indigenous peoples, including education and training, income assistance and more.

Services and information

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Supplement Program

Pays expenses for Aboriginal students or fellows to travel to Canada's Aboriginal communities to promote interest in the natural sciences and engineering.

Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year

Offers Aboriginal youth a one-year education and leadership experience through the Royal Military College of Canada.

Aboriginal Summer Training Programs

Offers Aboriginal youth six weeks of military training with the option – but no commitment - to join the Canadian Forces.

Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program

Offers an introduction to military training, careers and lifestyle to Aboriginal people interested in the Canadian Forces.

Income Assistance Program

Offers support to help ensure First Nations youth who are able to work have the support, skills and training required to gain employment.

Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program

Find out how you can receive a bursary if you are Métis or Non-Status Indian and wish to attend law school.

Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

Provides coverage for a limited range of health-related goods and services to support First Nations people and Inuit.

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program – On Reserve

Provides financial assistance towards mandatory repairs on eligible houses if you are a low-income homeowner who meets program criteria.

Post-Secondary Student Support Program

Provides financial assistance to Status Indians or recognized Inuit for a range of post-secondary programs.

University and College Entrance Preparation Program

Provides financial assistance to Status Indians or recognized Inuit for courses to achieve the academic requirements for admission into a post-secondary degree or diploma program


Vanier CGS

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship three year scholarships awards of $50,000 per year helps Canada's universities attract highly qualified doctoral students who have displayed academic excellence, research potential, and leadership .

CPP and OAS assistance for vulnerable seniors

Non-profit and registered charitable organizations and municipalities can now apply for and administer CPP and/or OAS benefits on behalf of seniors who are incapable of managing their own affairs and who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Registered Education Savings Plans

Do you want to save money for your child's education? Find out if a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is right for you!

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