Bridging to Employment

Since 2000, the Prince George Bridging to Employment program has helped hundreds of unemployed or underemployed individuals build the skills they need to find employment in areas that match their strengths and interests. The program is designed to help participants overcome their barriers to furthering their education and skills. We couple best practices in life skills and employment education with cultural teachings in a supportive classroom setting. Some of our past participants have said, they 'came to the Bridging group as strangers and left with a new family'.

We fulfill the Bridging to Employment mission statement 'Empowering positive life-long changes through culture, values, and strength' through the incorporation of indigenous learning modalities to our tried and true curriculum. In each session, participants will learn many important skills that will help them find their next job. Some of the topics the class will cover include:

  • Creating resumes and cover letters
  • Interview skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strengths identification
  • Certification: First Aid with CPR, WHMIS, Food Safe, Serving It Right, Introduction to Computers,
  • Financial Literacy and First Host
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-esteem Building
  • Money Management
  • Basic Communication
  • Job Readiness
  • One week On-The-Job Placement
  • Values, practices and beliefs of the Carrier Sekani Nations
  • Work placements
  • Post Secondary and upgrading orientation


We provide our participants with personality profiling, career decision-making support, labor market research skills, and options for further training. An important component of the program is to enhance and strengthen personal development, First Nations identity, self-esteem and daily living skills. Participants then build from this foundation toward employability, education and training.

HOW TO SIGN UP- Prince George

Participants from all cultural backgrounds are welcome to attend this program free of charge. The Bridging to Employment program is available to persons who are 16 years of age or older. The 9-week Program is offered 3 times per year in Prince George, BC. It is open to men and women of the Prince George community who are 16 years of age or older, and are unemployed, under-employed, or looking for more education and skills. You can apply to this program in two different ways: Download an application form by clicking here, or pick one up at the Carrier Sekani Family Services main office at 987 4th Avenue. Fill out the form and return it to the office, 1145 2nd Ave, or fax it to 250-562-2272. For further information, you can call us at 250-563-5530 and speak to one of our program facilitators. They can give you more information and help you apply for the program over the phone.

HOW TO SIGN UP- Burns Lake

The 10-week Bridging to Employment Program is offered free of charge 4 times per year in Burns Lake, BC. It is open to men and women of the Burns Lake community and surrounding area, who are 19 years of age or older, and self identify as First Nations. You can apply to this program in two different ways: Download an application by clicking here, or pick one up at the Carrier Sekani Family Services office at 492 Highway 16 West (side entrance). Fill out the form and return it to the office or fax it to 250-692-2389. Alternatively, you can call us at 250-692-3586 and speak to one of our program facilitators. They can give you more information and help you apply for the program over the phone.


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