Indigenous Employment & Training Program Manager

Source:             BC Hydro
Job Title:           Indigenous Employment & Training Program Manager

Job Location:    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Annual Salary:   $ 124,200.00 – 157,100.00



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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.


Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.


We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We're proud to be ranked as one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.






The Provincial Program Manager on the Indigenous Employment and Training team will be responsible for designing and implementing multiple Indigenous work experience and training programs which will require strong project/program management experience and communication / relationship skills.


The Indigenous Employment and Training Team consists of professionals with diverse roles, working together to support Indigenous candidates career development at BC Hydro, support relationships with First Nations, and building a candidate pool for future roles.


Reporting to the IET Team Lead, the Provincial Program Manager will deliver key components of the IET strategy that support efforts to work with candidates, business groups, project teams, Nations and other team members to advance BC Hydro Indigenous workforce objectives.


Responsibilities include:

* Project manage (identify, scope, budget, resourcing, implementation, reporting) training and work experience programs to meet identified workforce needs while also supporting Indigenous candidate access and success;

* Design and implement new programs that meet role needs and/or execute provincial programs that support candidate training and employment needs.

* Assigning selected activities and work to Specialists and Coordinators, and providing mentorship while retaining accountability for overall program management;

* Building relationships and influence with senior counterparts to develop policies, standards and program approaches at the strategic level;

* Building relationships with internal stakeholders (Human Resources and Learning and Development), external stakeholders (e.g., education institutions) to collaborate on Indigenous training and program development/delivery;

* Responding to requests from internal BC Hydro business groups for subject matter expertise, technical advice and support when implementing the IET Strategy.

* Understand BC Hydro workforce and regional business group needs/roles to help identify opportunities for Indigenous employment and training programs.

* Support preparation of materials for senior management briefings including the IET Steering Committee, and IR Leadership Team.

* Support and provide guidance to internal partner involvement in delivering IET Strategy outcomes – from business groups hosting work experience programs, to supporting HR’s efforts to improve recruitment processes.

* Provide oversight of performance reporting requirements for IET.




* University undergraduate degree in a related discipline. University Post graduate degree (Master’s) is an asset.

* 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in a business environment including experience in managing multiple programs or projects within the natural resource/energy sector.

* Demonstrated proficiency in the following: knowledge and understanding of the importance in building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous Nations; cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity; communications; strategic and tactical planning; analysis and critical thinking; creativity and innovation in problem solving.

* Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively engage with a broad range of stakeholders across the company.

* Ability to hold confidential information and exercise sound judgment on sensitive issues.

* Proven ability in motivating and developing a team




– A comprehensive benefits package

– A minimum of 15 paid vacation days

– A lifetime pension

– Flexible work model, depending on your role type

– Training and development courses

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* This position may require a second interview or a written assignment, details to be discussed in the recruitment process.

* This role will involve occasional travel.


Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V3N 4X8


How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their applications online at  by February 19, 2024.


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We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


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We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


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Flexible work model role definitions


Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.


IBEW/Field – No option to work from home

Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.

Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.

Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week