First Nations/Metis/Inuit Candidates - Summer Students - Human Resources - DEIA - Official Languages (May 2024 - August 2024) - #104882

BDC - Indigenous Recruitment

Date: 1 week ago
City: Ottawa, ON
Contract type: Full time

The following job posting and assessment questions were crafted by Kiinago Biinoogi Muskiiki (‘Our Children’s Medicine’ in English) in consultation with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other members of the community. Applications housed on this platform provide a unique opportunity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit job seekers to have the option of sharing their whole selves with potential employers, including their lived experience and transferable skills. For more information, visit

Are you a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit post-secondary student who is interested in Finance, Commerce, or Business Administration? Are you looking for a 4-month opportunity to develop your strengths and learn new skills?

We're looking for you to join our team as a Human Resources - DEIA - Official Languages Student from select locations across Canada!

At BDC, we have a long history of working with Indigenous entrepreneurs. We appreciate your unique histories, cultures and contributions in Canada.

Why BDC?

We help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy, and that includes Indigenous entrepreneurs. BDC has 900 Indigenous clients across Canada, and one of our missions is to help Indigenous Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, advisory services and capital.

We were also Canada's first financial institution to obtain the B Corp certification. To be certified, a company needs to meet high standards of purpose, social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

We are also: Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 14 years and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 11 years!

We give back

As an organization, we are very involved, and we welcome you to get involved as well. Our employee resource groups (ERGs), including the Indigenous Peoples ERG, are comprised of volunteer employees from across the organization, who work closely to create impactful initiatives that make a difference. We invite you to join! Furthermore, through the Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan, under certain conditions, a portion of an entrepreneur’s loan interest is donated to charity!

Apply today on HigherMe and join our team!

Proudly one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible environment where all employees can thrive and feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work. If you require an accommodation to complete your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at
[email protected].

While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.


  • Self-Identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of post-secondary studies in a program related to Human Resources, DEIA, or a related field, and must be registered to continue your studies in the fall of 2024
  • Bilingualism in French and English required

We are Canada’s development bank. We exist to support entrepreneurs.

BDC’s mission is to help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, growth and business transition capital, venture capital and advisory services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

As a complementary lender, we offer loans and investments that fill out or complete services available from other financial institutions.

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