External Opportunities

These programs are not administered by MNBC but are fully funded and may present a good training opportunity for Métis individuals.

What are Medical Lab Assistants?

Medical laboratory assistants do pre-analytical functions. This involves, forexample, collecting blood samples (phlebotomy), processing and movingspecimens, and preparing special chemicals (called reagents) for use intesting. In BC, medical laboratory assistants also perform electrocardiograms.Click here for more information 


Who is Eligible?

High School students who have or will have graduated in either 2021 or 2022

OR Aboriginal Job Seekers of any age

Students must be accepted into a BC Society of Laboratory Scienceapproved program (list of approved programs found here) 

Virtual or In-Person Available 

Courses are typically 8 months 

Admission requirements vary but typically include: 

One applicant will be selected from each of the following communities: 





Salmon Arm 


Williams Lake


Grade 12 or equivalent 

English 12 with a min ‘B’ grade

Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program (IFSP) for
Indigenous students attending full-time studies in a
designated post-secondary program:

Forestry Technician
■ Natural Resources
■ Environmental Technology
■ Business Management
■ Business Administration
■ Geographic Information Systems
■ Forestry Trades:
• Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
• Logging Machine Operator
• Skidder Operator
• Heavy-duty Mechanics


604.971.3448 (ext. 4632) BC FIRST NATIONS FORESTRY COUNCIL
workforce@forestrycouncil.ca 669 Centre Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z5


The Digital Impact Internship is a 10-week communications training program that includes a 2-week theoretical skill-building intensive followed by an 8-week implementation practicum.

Through this inaugural program, participants will learn the fundamentals for creating, launching, and reviewing a digital communications campaign in a professional communications setting. And they will do so in a way that focuses on centering Indigenous voices within the digital media landscape.

It’ll also simulate what it is like to work in an impact-focused communications shop. This will include setting goals, understanding client needs, and using digital content to develop and repurpose content across a variety of digital mediums.

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Provide a unique, empowering learning opportunity, grounded in Métis women’s traditional knowledge, history and culture

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Public Works Technician Training is a 16-week Project Based Labour Market Training Program (PBLMT). Participants will receive training and work experience in occupational skills related to: public works, working safely, use of tools and equipment, environmental best practices, as well as maintaining and repairing roads and sidewalks, water systems, sanitary and storm sewer systems, building maintenance, parks and recreation facilities and fire protection systems. 

  • Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan 
  • BCEA PWD Clients 
  • BCEA Non-PWD Clients 
  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits or 
  • Reachback, have had an EI benefit within the previous 60 months or 
  • Have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years) 

Start Date: March 28, 2022

End Date: July 15, 2022

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Lower Coast is a small but very busy company with projects from Burnaby to the North Shore. We are a quality first company starting a new project every two weeks or so. We work on a wide variety of projects, from full-gut condo renovations, kitchen and baths, additions and the occasional commercial project. We hire all the required trades, and do not expect our employees to do anything outside their skill sets. We are a positive and inclusive company, and make an effort to treat our workers, trades and clients well.

Email your resume to skillstraining@mnbc.ca to apply.