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Treaty Annuity Payment Summer Jobs for Aboriginal Students

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Department of Indigenous Services Canada


Edmonton (Alberta),
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan),
Regina (Saskatchewan),
Thunder Bay (Ontario),
Winnipeg (Manitoba)

Job type



$12.93 - $21.64 per hour (see Note 1)

Number of jobs

Approximately 35

Contact information


Treaty annuity payments

What will you gain

Are you looking for an exciting and unique work experience opportunity this summer that would involve travel and working directly with First Nations? Well here is an opportunity for you! The Department of Indigenous Services Canada (DISC) has a number of opportunities for work as a Treaty Annuity Payment student this summer.

What are the Treaty Annuity Payments? Annually DISC employees distribute payments on a national basis to registered Indians who are entitled to treaty annuities through membership to bands that have signed historic treaties with the Crown.

As a Treaty Annuity payment student you will have the opportunity to:

• travel to various First Nation communities
• experience some of the diversity of First Nations cultures
• be actively involved in the Treaty relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian government.

Note 1: If the applicable provincial or territorial minimum wage amount is higher than the current maximum offered for the corresponding academic level of the student, the provincial or territorial minimum wage rate is to be applied.

What you will do

Typical tasks may include:

• corresponding and liaising with First Nations to obtain dates and time of Treaty Pay
• corresponding and liaising with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to confirm attendance
• coordinating and making travel arrangements for volunteers
• travelling to First Nations communities (Note: Travel may require working some weekends and evenings and travel to remote communities)
• distribution of Treaty Pay to First Nation members
• reconciliation of Treaty Pay lists
• data input

Duration: Full-time from April 30 to August 31, 2018

What we are looking for

Aboriginal post-secondary students who are studying in various fields but preference may be given to students studying in one of the following areas of study: Aboriginal/Indigenous studies, anthropology, business administration, history, human science, public administration, finance, accounting, office administration or social sciences.

You must be willing to travel. Please note that many First Nations communities are in remote and isolated locations. Getting there is part of the adventure!

If you are interested in this student job opportunity, submit your application indicating the following:

Work location:
Edmonton (Alberta)
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
Regina (Saskatchewan)
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Thunder Bay (Ontario)

Job Type: Clerical / assistant
Work availability: Full-time
Employment Equity Self-Declaration: Aboriginal person
Language: English

Conditions of employment

• Meet the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) requirements
• Be willing and able to travel to remote First Nations communities
• A valid Driver’s License may be required in some
• Reliability Security Clearance

Additional information

TRAVEL: Most of the Treaty Pay student positions require travel and staying in hotels/motels/other accommodation. This may require travelling by small aircraft, boat or various types of transportation. It may also require you to stay in basic accommodations with varying amenities (including non-potable water). These arrangements including meal expenses are arranged and covered by the department.

Please note that all students hired from this job advertisement will be required to complete and sign the “Aboriginal Affiliation Affirmation Form”. By signing this form, you affirming that you meet this definition: “An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, a Métis, or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include status, treaty or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians”.

Providing false or misleading information about Aboriginal ancestry will be cause for rejection of your application, or cause for revocation of your appointment.

CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2018

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