Learn & Develop


Our programs are designed with the goals to remove barriers with training, and to enhance the employability of Lax Kw’alaams members across a range of sectors.

From adult education upgrades and trades training, to entrepreneurship training and gas plant operators, the opportunities available to our members are wide ranging.

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Download the CTE Bursary application here: CTE_Bursary Program 2022 The Coast Tsimshian Enterprises (CTE) Bursary Program is administered through the […]

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Millwright Foundation Training Prince Rupert | Winter 2022 • 24 week program and 425 work-based training hours • Dual credit […]

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The Coast Tsimshian Enterprises (CTE) Bursary Program is administered through the Lax Kw’alaams Business Development and Metlakatla Development Corporation, which […]

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Learn conversational Sm’algyax, vocabulary and grammar every week in a fun filled learning environment!   Sm’algyax classes: Free! Everyone welcome […]

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Sponsored Training Lax Kw’alaams training is open to Lax Kw’alaams Band members 16 years and older. Dates & Times Three […]

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Every year, the Lax Kw’alaams Business Development, in partnership with Metlakatla Development Corporation, host the Annual Coast Tsimshian Career Fair. […]

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Wildfire training TERR 2021 April 6-23, 2021 Terrace campus Earn the certificates you need for entry-level employment in Wildfire fighting: […]

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Capp’s is offering marine courses next week in Prince Rupert! ROC-M Jan 11-12, 2021 Radio Operator Certificate – Maritime. Certificates […]

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COAST TSIMSHIAN CAREER FAIR – Connect with local employers and training providers! Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla invite our members to […]

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Wilderness First Aid – HSEDS & Irwin’s Safety Wilderness First Aid – Feb 1st and 2nd in Prince Rupert Sign […]

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February 3-6, 2020 Monday-Thursday 1:00-5:00pm Registration Deadline: January 24, 2020 Learn 2 Drive Drivers preparation for Class 7L driver's licence [...]
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February 29, 2020 (Sat-9:00 am-5:00 pm) Hecate Strait Employment Development Society 208 1st ave east Prince Rupert, BC 250-624-9498 This [...]
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Hecate Strait Employment Development Society is offering Class 1 with Air Brakes January 20-24, 2020. Theory: January 20-24, 2020 (Monday-Friday) [...]
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Marine Training - Capp's Marine Capp’s Marine is offering several marine courses before the end of 2019. November 19 - [...]
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Tutoring lessons are available to Lax Kw’alaams members from kindergarden to grade 12 Lax Kw’alaams Band members living in Prince […]

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Sign up now for OFA level 3 in Lax Kw’alaams! Interested in becoming certified as an OFA3 attendant? Sign up […]

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Driving lessons are available to Lax Kw’alaams members to prepare for their 7N licence test Lax Kw’alaams Band members with […]

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Learn conversational Sm’algyax, vocabulary, and grammar every week in a fun filled learning environment! CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 17, 2019!! Smalgyax […]

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Monday March 25th OR Tuesday March 26th, 2019 Lax Kw’alaams is conducting a study to train and build experience in [...]
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Connect with local employers and training providers! Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla invite our members to attend our 3rd annual Coast [...]
A Marine Essential Skills program is coming to Lax Kw’alaams! David Milligan from Capp’s Marine will be teaching a marine essential skills [...]
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Learn skills for entry-level office careers. This course will cover customer service, communication, business writing, time management, computer skills and [...]
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Gain hands-on experience on dryland log sorts, learning the steps required in weight scaling, how to grade logs, identify log [...]
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Learn to be a master of a vessel up to 150 gross tonnage. You will learn how to command a crew, the [...]
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Learn how to start your own small business! Lax Kw’alaams Band Members REGISTER NOW for Aboriginal BEST. INFO SESSION - [...]
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The Stepping Stones Program is an employment training and job readiness program developed by LandSea and Megan Maclure, delivered to [...]
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Learn how to start your own small business! Lax Kw’alaams Band Members REGISTER NOW! INFO SESSIONS: Friday September 21, 2018 [...]
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Community Sm'algyax classes, taught by Alex Campbell. Learn conversational Sm’algyax, vocabulary, grammar and Coast Tsimshian adaawx (oral history) every week Smalgyax [...]
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Securiguard Services Ltd. offers Basic Security Training (BST) at 501 Dunsmuir Street, Prince Rupert. The course will run from July [...]
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Lax Kw’alaams Band members are encouraged to apply for funding for short term, job readiness programs through the Lax Kw’alaams […]

The start date for the Environmental Monitoring with Marine Focus program has been postponed by one week, which means there [...]
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Lax Kw'alaams Band Members are encouraged to apply for the Fieldwork Preparedness Program, offered in Lax Kw'alaams from May 6-30, [...]
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If you’ve always wanted to get your driver’s license, this course will teach you everything you need to know to [...]
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NEW Operator Training Program for the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal. Altagas is recruiting for its new Operator Training Program [...]
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Interested in becoming a Master on a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage? With a 60 GT Limited Masters Certificate [...]

Training opportunity: Harmonized Carpentry Foundations, NWCC, Prince Rupert campus – February 5 – July 20 2018 Lax Kw’alaams Business Development […]


Class 1 Driver Training in Prince Rupert and Terrace – January 26, 2018 Get trained for jobs close to home […]

In 2016/2017 Lax Kw’alaams Business Development entered into a three-year agreement with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation to fund education, training & employment initiatives for the Lax Kw’alaams membership. Our primary focus is to help members become more employable through workforce certifications, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training, with the goal of being able to obtain real jobs that exist today throughout the region.

Looking for training opportunities? Visit employment.laxkwalaams.ca.

For more information on training initiatives, funding, or available resources please contact Carl Sampson at 250-627-5733, or via email at [email protected].

“I’m happy that Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla formed CTNCA with IDL. I completed my Heavy Equipment Operator course 4 years ago and I’m finally getting seat time. I want to pursue a career as an operator because it will benefit the future for me and my family.” – Glen Wesley, Heavy Equipment Operator

“I’m grateful for the job because I needed experience. I was looking for office jobs for a while before I found this opportunity.” – Chelsey Wesley, Project Administrator

“I’ve been doing labour work for the last 7 years even though I took the heavy equipment course 5 years ago. This alliance makes it possible to finally get some equipment time.” – Alina Wesley, Heavy Equipment Operator

“I’m thankful to be working close to home and seeing my kids every day.” – Leanne Hughes, Heavy Equipment Operator

“I’m getting machine time close to home, I’m happy with what I’m getting and the hours are good. It’s much better than going to work in Alberta.” – Gary Sankey, Heavy Equipment Operator

“I was hoping to get an operator job for a while now. This is what I went to school for and it’s finally nice to get seat time. It’s nice job security to provide for my family.” – Vernon Alexcee, Heavy Equipment Operator

“Great to finally get some machine time. It’s a jump-start to get going finally and makes my life easier for my girlfriend and daughter and I.” – Marvin Sampson, Heavy Equipment Operator