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Gitga’at Development Corporation has joint venture arrangements with many partners in various industries. Members with a strong work ethic can find jobs with partner companies in the forestry, marine, energy, environmental, and construction sectors.

Training Programs To Boost Your Job Prospects

Get the Learning and Skill Development You Need to Level Up in Your Career

GDC can provide tools, resources, and connections that help members achieve their educational, training, and job goals. We can help you:


  • Enter the trades. GDC is affiliated with organizations providing programs to help members gain entry-level jobs in the trades.  

  • Develop new skills. Whether you are interested in fishing, construction, environmental, marine, office work, or another line of work, you can always expand your skill set. 

  • Gain a qualification or trade ticket. Apprenticeship programs may be available through our joint venture partner organizations for motivated and hard-working individuals.   

Pursue post-secondary education. Discover learning opportunities, degree and diploma programs, and certificate programs close to home, in other parts of BC, and beyond.

The City of Prince Rupert has a variety of job training programs available to help Gitga’at members find the type of work that is right for them and then land a job. Explore your options here, and get ready to find a good job.


  • Prince Rupert Education, Training & Job Resources List - The city provides various tools, resources, and access to places to make connections for job searches. 

  • WorkBC: Prince RupertAccess their job search resources, employment planning, training programs, and more by visiting the Prince Rupert WorkBC Centre in person or on the web. 

  • Hecate Strait Employment Development Society (HSEDS) - Aiming to be a catalyst for people to build success in the evolving economy, HSEDS is an excellent resource for making connections to achieve employment and training goals.

  • Trades Training BC - This website is a partnership between various post-secondary institutions in BC. It aims to connect students with the right post-secondary program for them.

  • I have an idea for a business. Is there funding available?
    Depending on the type of business concept, there may be funding available. Many programs provide capital for ambitious First Nations businesses and entrepreneurs, including the First Citizens Fund Business Loan Program.
  • Where do I go to find jobs on large infrastructure projects such as LNG Canada?
    Work BC provides an excellent guide for any members interested in working on the LNG Canada project.
  • I don’t have any skills yet. How do I get started?
    If you are just getting started in the work world, a good place to visit is the Indigenous Peoples In Trades web page.
  • I want to pursue post-secondary education. Is there funding available?
    Yes, funding may be available for students wishing to further their education after high school. The federal government’s Post-Secondary Student Support Program through Indigenous Services Canada is a good place to start.

Identifying the right industry for you and finding a job can be challenging. These resources are here to help. If you have more questions, feel free to reach out anytime.

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