Each year, the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association offers five scholarships of $2,000 to Indigenous students who reside in non-profit housing in Ontario. This funding is available to help Indigenous students with their post-secondary education costs including tuition, books, technology, and transportation.
The Joseph Poitras Métis Bursary Fund
The Joseph Poitras Métis Bursary Fund was established in recognition of Joseph’s strong advocacy for educational opportunities for Métis youth.
Thanks to the generosity of numerous corporate and government partners, Indspire disburses funds to Indigenous youth across Canada, covering all disciplines in funding categories: Fine Arts, Oil and Gas and Trades and Technology, Health Careers and Post-secondary Education.
Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) industry partner TC Energy have a number of scholarships available to Métis students. The TC Energy Program offers scholarships to students in three categories which include 77 scholarships specifically for Indigenous students. This includes the TC Energy Indigenous Legacy Scholarship worth $5,000, the TC Energy Community Leaders Scholarship worth $2,500, and the TC Energy Trades Scholarship worth $2,500. For more information about TC Energy, the scholarships they have available, and the application process please contact TCScholarships@tcenergy.com.
The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada is dedicated to helping Aboriginals reach the highest standard of excellence in finance and management.
Hydro One is committed to supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who are interested in pursuing careers within the electricity sector. The award is granted annually to students studying in the energy industry related disciplines at a recognized university or community college. In addition to a cash award, recipients will be offered a paid work term/summer position with Hydro One.
The Government of Canada’s Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool gives First Nations, Métis and Inuit students access to more than 750 bursaries, scholarships, and incentives for post-secondar education.
The RBC National Indigenous Student Internship Program offers students firsthand exposure and the opportunity to get a head start in different areas at RBC such as Finance, Sales and Services, IT, Marketing, HR, etc. The Program provides a challenging but rewarding experience that will help students learn and grow along with the opportunity to receive advance full-time employment offers for those who excel in the program.
Ever wanted to study or work abroad? SWAP can help! SWAP Working Holidays offers work and study abroad opportunities from the UK to the U.S. to Australia to Japan and beyond to Canadian students and youth aged 18 to 35!
Updated: May 26, 2020