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Human Resources Development

Our Human Resources Development (HRD) Director works with the community to promote education and training. We work to preserve tradition and language within the community while helping our members achieve their work and educational goals. We connect members to job opportunities and help them pursue new skills and experience through training and post-secondary education.


BFN provides post-secondary education (PSE) funding for its members residing on/off reserve. Approvals are based on PSE funding available in the budget, as well as prior band funding and previous training/education. See below for details. 

The department also collaborates with Rocky Lane School and community members to provide Beaver language instruction as part of the curriculum.

Skills Training

Our HRD department promotes further learning and training through training programs and workshops, connecting members to opportunities both within and outside the community where available.

Please visit our Jobs & Training page for current job and training opportunities.



Post-Secondary Education Funding Requirements


Beaver First Nation (BFN) Post-Secondary Education (PSE) provides funding for its First Nation members residing on/off reserve. All members who are Bill C-31 are required to apply to Free Horse Wellness society for funding.


All approvals are based upon the PSE funding available in the budget, as well as prior band funding and completion or non-completion of previous training/education.


Please forward a completed PSE Application form (available at the office), as well as the following documentation:

  • Acceptance letter from an Accredited Training Institution, indicating the program of study;

  • Start and End dates of program;

  • Program outline including program expenses;

  • Three pieces of identification including Treaty Status/two other pieces of ID;

  • Student introduction with statement of career interest and how it meets labour market demands; and

  • Proof of additional financial support via scholarships and/or bursaries.


Please note that BFN does not pay for any tuition deposits and/or registration fees; however, these costs may be reimbursed once funding is approved.


Part-time and distance learning programs will be considered after review of full-time students.


All applicants will receive notification in writing on the outcome of their application, approximately two weeks after the June 15th PSE Application deadline date.


Please contact the Human Resources Development Director if you require further clarification or have questions.

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