Aboriginal Employment and Training

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The Institute Administrative Assistant supports the Institute Manager and Institute team by assisting with administrative and organizational duties. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about professional development programs in the industry, project management, international markets, and to see the full cycle of producing the annual Industry Days for the imagineNATIVE Festival. 

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Reporting to our Urban Agriculture manager, and working alongside our staff and partners from the Native Men’s Residence (NaMeRes), the ideal candidate will assist with program activities at the Mashkikii;aki’ing (Medicine Wheel) Community Garden (MKK). 

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As a Client Care Worker Trainee, you will, in partnership with other members of the Client Care Team support the delivery of assisting and supporting clients, develop a plan which will address their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.   

Miziwe Biik Office and Services

In-person services: We’re delighted to announce that in-person services have resumed at the Miziwe Biik office (by appointment only). Masks are strongly recommended.

Miziwe Biik services are also available to the public online. Please contact reception@miziwebiik.com or call us on 416-591-2310 to speak to a member of staff.

Here to support you

We work with Indigenous community members in the Greater Toronto Area to support them in navigating employment and training services. Contact us to see how we can support you.

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Voice over: Toronto can be very overwhelming

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Voice over: and, you know, skyscraper buildings, the loud noises

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Voice over: the people in suits it can be very hard to maneuver here for the very first time

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Voice over: and I like to think of Miziwe Biik as that home base where you can start

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Video: another woman walking through a door inside the Miziwe Biik building, followed by a close up of her speaking. Titles show this is Nancy Martin, Executive Director 

Voice over: Miziwe Biik, it connotates the idea of dropping a pebble in the water and that ripple effect

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Voice over: so Miziwe Biik aboriginal employment and training is intended to have a ripple effect in the community. 

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Voice over: When people come visit Miziwe Biik they come at many different stages of their career and many stages of life. If they’re youth maybe it’s academic upgrading or getting their GED. 

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Voice over: Maybe they’ve been in career or going to job after job and not really kind of finding the meaning

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Voice over: or the passion that they’re really looking for, so they might come and do a job fair with us. 

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Voice over: Maybe they, you know, want to speak to an employment counselor and understand what opportunities are available to them. 

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Voice over: Maybe they’ve been in the trades and came through our trades program but now want to do something in technology and they have the opportunity to do that here. 

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Voice over: We have clients placed in all of the indigenous organizations,

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Voice over: we have a lot of employer partnerships.

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Voice over: I actually used Miziwe Biik services when I was doing my undergrad. When you come, when you go to university you feel this bit of isolation and then when I came to Miziwe Biik again it just felt like a family [clips of various people working and teaching], and what’s really great about us is, like, you walk in and we’re really working with you on your time. We’re not just trying to fill a job, we’re trying to fill your dream job, and that’s really the difference.

Voice over: In my lifetime what I’ve observed is this wave of indigenous youth coming into the market. So Miziwe Biik is building the capabilities and the readiness for indigenous clients to become innovators, to become indigenous leaders 

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Voice over: setting people up for success not just for tomorrow’s job but for the future jobs.


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Job Board & Paid Training

Check out our job board, with listings created specifically for Indigenous community members. We also have various Paid Training positions, specifically created for the First Nations, Inuit and Metis community that reside within the GTA. Many of these positions do not require previous experience, so are a great way to build up your resume. 

Education and Training

We offer a variety of funded workshops and courses, from single-day certifications to year-long pre-apprenticeships and training.

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We fund training courses in a variety of different trades. Then when you’re ready to find a job we can connect you with industry contacts and help you apply.

More Services

1 on 1 advice and support

Our team of specialists are trained to support and help you in whatever way you need.

Email us to set up an appointment.

Funding work placements

Miziwe Biik offers different funding programs to organizations and businesses, which all aim to assist with employing or training our clients.


Self employment and business

Our specialists can help you develop a business plan. You may also be eligible to receive business grants – we can help you find and apply for them.

Contact reception to find out more.

Help with your GED

We provide funding for study materials and transport. You can get 1 on 1 support and help with applying to courses. Email Tim@miziwebiik.com to find out more.


The Miziwe Biik Development Corporation (MBDC) can help you with a downpayment for a home. We also provide loans for housing developers.

Employment Resource Centre

Currently all services are provided online.

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Jamie-Lee landed in Toronto and connected with Miziwe Biik as an introduction to the city’s Indigenous community and economy. She found herself in a role at imagineNATIVE.

Contact Us

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167-169 Gerrard Street East, Toronto ON M5A 2E4

Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30