Treaty Pay Summer Job for Indigenous Students - 2019

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (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)

Number of jobs

Approximately 35

Contact information

Treaty Annuity Payments

FSWEP eligibility criteria

What you will gain

Work as a Treaty Annuity Payment student this summer. What are the Treaty Annuity Payments? Annually Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) 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.

You will have the opportunity to:

• travel to various First Nation communities
• familiarize with some of the diverse First Nations cultures.
• be actively involved in the Treaty relationship between Indigenous people and the Canadian government.

Note: 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.

CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2019

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
• distribution of Treaty Pay to First Nation members
• reconciliation of Treaty Pay lists
• data input

Duration: Full-time from April 29th to August 30th, 2019

What we are looking for

Indigenous post-secondary students who are studying in various fields but preference maybe 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 meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria

If you are an Indigenous* post-secondary student and are interested in this opportunity, submit your application indicating the following:

Under the Employment equity self-declaration you must answer “Yes”: “Are you an Aboriginal person?” Only those who self-declare and meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria will be considered.

*The Indigenous Peoples of Canada include First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Within these three groups, are many unique nations, each with its own history, language or dialect, cultural expressions, experiences and identities.

Language: English

Work location:

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

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied with before being hired to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the duration of employment.

• You must be willing to travel as many of the First Nation communities are remote and isolated.
• A valid Driver’s License may be required in some work locations

Additional information

TRAVEL: Most of the student positions require travel and living in hotels/motels/other accommodation. These arrangements including meal expenses are arranged and paid by Indigenous Services Canada.


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