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The Commission's Indigenous Education Program is a partnership with several post-secondary institutions across the Province to provide scholarships and training programs for Indigenous peoples.

The goal of this program is to provide Indigenous people with tangible skills that can benefit them and their communities and promote Indigenous Nations and peoples’ participation in Commission operations beyond the consultation process. This is just one of the many steps the Commission is taking towards a more holistic Indigenous presence throughout the oil and gas regulatory cycle.

Awards

Through the Indigenous Education Program, annual funding is available for awards at seven institutions across BC. To date, over 78 students have received funding across 21 B.C. communities.

Please reach out directly to the Awards Office at each institution for more information.

BCOGC IEP UNBC

University of Northern British Columbia

Indigenous Knowledge Research Grant and awards for Engineering

$5,000 | $2,750 | $2,250

BCOGC IEP VIU

Vancouver Island University

Resource Management Officer Award

$5,000 (two available annually)

BCOGC IEP BCIT

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Trades, Energy, Engineering, Natural Sciences

$1,000 (four available annually)

Bcogc IEP NVIT

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

All programs

$1,000 (three available annually)

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Northern Lights College

$1,000 (two available annually)

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Coast Mountain College

$1,500 (two available annually)

BCOGC IEP CNC

College of New Caledonia

$1,000 (two available annually)

Training

The Commission has sponsored training programs with Vancouver Island University and the University of Northern British Columbia. Training programs are created to fund seats for Indigenous students to take applied Natural Resource Management courses.

These courses are practical, hands-on, providing students with industry-recognized qualifications upon completion.

Past training programs:

BCOGC IEP VIU

Vancouver Island University

  • Environmental Field Techniques
  • Environmental Technical Certificate Program
BCOGC IEP UNBC

University of Northern British Columbia

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Land Reclamation

Indigenous Education Program

Customizable training available. Please contact for more information.

Call the BC Oil and Gas Commission at 250-794-5200 and ask to speak to a Strategic Relations team member.

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