Education, Employment & Training
Stitsma Career Centre
Phone: 604-848-2202 (Squamish Valley)
Phone: 604-985-7711 (North Vancouver)
Manager: Tracy Mitchell
The Stitsma Career Centre offers employment and training services to assist Indigenous clients who are Status, Non-Status, Métis or Inuit. The team’s goal is to help and support in overcoming barriers to employment and provide services that will support candidates in gaining employment or entering into training or an educational program to gain and/or enhance skills and qualifications.
Our staff is always here to assist clients with job searches or resumes and can offer the following services for clients:
- Employment counselling: resume/cover letter building, job search, education and career planning.
- Individual seat purchase: for courses from one day to one year. Support includes tuition, books, and living allowance (dependent on situation).
- Transportation assistance: help to travel to confirmed employment/interviews, training and programming.
- Work gear/clothing: based on the type of employment secured, clients are provided with the work gear required.
- Essential skills development: assess skill levels in chosen occupation.
- Skill building certificates: help with accessing required training and certifications for occupational upgrading.
- Academic program support: financial support is offered for academic programs. The amount received is evaluated on an individual basis.
- Summer student career program: the summer student program (subject to availability) is offered between May – August and supports high school and post-secondary students aged 15+ who are looking for summer employment or who wish to gain work experience prior to graduating
- Job development: working with industry partners to create work practicums and employment opportunities.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw History Book For Sale
We are excited to announce that tiná7 cht ti temíxw (We Come From This Land) will be published in early January 2024! The book is intended to be a snapshot – a collection of some of the multi-faceted stories and histories that are held by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People and a starting point for future conversations.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.