First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment

How to apply for a summer job at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – through the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program – for Aboriginal youth aged 16-18.


How it works


This is a 6-week summer program where you live in a field camp and report daily. You work with experienced supervisors on projects in the forestry and mining industries, with a chance to do it again the following summer.  


Through the program, you:  

  • gain hands-on work experience in natural resource management
  • get education, training and coaching
  • develop personal and professional skills
  • get paid minimum wage
  • can earn 2 co-op credits

You also get to attend a week-long science camp at Confederation College. 


Who is eligible


You are eligible if you are: 


  • Aboriginal
  • from a First Nations community in Northern Ontario
  • age 16-18 (some exceptions may be made through First Nations communities)


How to apply


This program is coordinated through Confederation College.   If you are interested, you should contact either:  


  • the education officer in your community
  • Confederation College at 807-475-6215


Visit the Confederation College website  


Application deadline


June 13, 2014

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