The Skills Link Program (SKILLS.LINK) is part of the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES).

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) are pleased to manage Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) 2023-2024 Skills Link Program (SKILLS.LINK) in the BC region for First Nation Communities and Schools.

The Skills Link Program is one of the two programs that ISC administers under the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES).

The program’s goals and objectives are;

  • To promote the benefits of education as key to labour market participation
  • To support the development and enhancement of essential employability skills among First Nation youth such as, communication skills, problem solving and working with others.
  • To introduce youth to a variety of career options

See full details in the program guidelines.


All First Nations communities and First Nation Schools in BC region and eligible recipients may enter into agreements with private sector and non-profit sector employers to access employment opportunities for youth.

Program Resources

FNESC has implemented a new workplan form via Alchemer, once you click the link below, the workplan will open online in your internet browser – Fill the form and click submit once completed.

Workplans Due: Monday, July 17, 2023


Please contact for program questions and support.