Employment and Training/OTDC

Our Employment and Training Coordinator works for the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) with the Okanagan Training and Development Council (OTDC) to provide funding for all OKIB members and any indigenous persons living in the OTDC service area. The program strives to increase individual self-efficacy towards meaningful employment through supports for education, training, and career building.

All indigenous people living in the OTDC service area regardless of status (Status, Non-Status, Inuit) are eligible for support.

To start services or apply for funding, complete the intake forms below and schedule an appointment with the Employment and Training Coordinator.

Intake Forms


Employment Service Program
Objective: To deliver employment services to clients and communities

Course/Seat Purchase
Objective: To purchase institutional training from a public or a registered private institution on behalf of clients.

Youth/Student Development
Objective: To assist youth & students in preparing for their future entry into the labour market.

Human Resources Development
Objective: To assist individuals (on EI or Reachback) to prepare for, obtain & maintain employment or self-employment.

Workplace Training
Objective: To assist employers to upgrade the skills of employees through purchase of training

Job Development Wage Subsidy
Objective: To assist long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers.


  • Assistance with your resume
  • Job Search & Job Boards
  • Resource Libraries/Computer Access
  • Employment & Occupational Counselling
  • Workshops

To read more about these programs please visit: https://www.otdc.org/programs

Indigenous Labor Market Initiative + Employment & Training's Community Job Board

-Located outside lower health building/social development Office

-Open to all community members

-Online version available to those registered in ILMI database

-Updated every Monday afternoon

For more information please contact:

Renee Fairgrieve - 250-938-1465

[email protected]

Youth Summer job search

Use this link to register: https://secure.indigenouslmi.c...

Supportive Care Assistant Program

The Supportive Care Assistant program will run from June 19th to September 27th. This 6-week program is fully subsidized and is offered online with a 5000.00-dollar stipend for completion and entrance into the field.

For more information or to apply please contact: Leanne at Okanagan College – [email protected]

Or visit the Employment and Training Website Page https://okib.ca/departments/education/employment-and-training-otdc

Program Overview


Kaity Laverman
Education and Training Coordinator
Cell: 250-241-7078
[email protected]


For additional funding information please visit http://www.otdc.org/