Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity - TESTIMONIALS

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Testimonials from ISEO participants

“Applying to the Federal Student Work Experience Program’s Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity provided me with an advantage. It gave me more career opportunities; I gained leadership skills and I had my managers’ support to achieve my educational goals. Living on Canada’s west coast, I never expected to have an opportunity to work in the federal public service. Because I applied to the Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity, I was able to explore and have adventures in the Government of Canada.’’

- Natallia Gagné, Métis

“ISEO recruitment enabled a truly meaningful work-term in my desired field. Among many unanticipated experiences, I was privileged to meet Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!”

- Angela Preissl, Leq'á:mel First Nation

“Work experience, networking, conferences, youth engagement, culture, and opportunity is what ISEO offers. ISEO has helped me find great work opportunities in different departments”

- Arden D'Hont, North Slave Métis

“ISEO provided me with relevant employment. My work felt meaningful, because I could use my experience to help GC deliver excellent service to all Canadians.”

- Ashley Maclellan, North Slave Métis

Testimonials from Indigenous public servants

Check out this gallery of video testimonials from Aboriginal employees in the Public Service of Canada to hear the stories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis federal employees. This sharing of stories can help build bridges of understanding and help move reconciliation forward.