Indigenous Recycling Employment Entry Program

Credential: Completion Certificate  Ι  Offered: March to May  Ι  Job Placement with completion

Program Description

A combination of essential skills, cultural components, specific detailed training in the field of recycling will provide Indigenous participants with access to careers in recycling technician. The Indigenous Recycling Employment Entry Program will provide essential skills training for Indigenous youth and adult participants and job placement at a recycling or materials management facility.

During the 10-week online training term, the participants will develop essential skills from related profiles including NCO 9423 Plastics Processing Machine Operators and NOC 9619 Laborers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities. Contracted health and safety training will make the participants more employable and ready for their internship. This includes WHMIS, First Aid, Fall Protection and Drivers Education. Job shadowing at our partner Recycling Alternative will provide an understanding of the jobs and skills required.

The program incorporates Indigenous cultural components to support student retention. At the NEC these will include Elders, Indigenous support staff, cultural events, cultural activities, and various guest speakers. The recycling industry requires well prepared workers and some Indigenous people have an affinity for entry level jobs in a safe and secure environment


Program Summary


3 Months


March to May


Completion Certificate


Full-time, Online


Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm


Admission Requirements


How to Apply

Requirements for admission

  • Grade 10 English and Math
  • Interview Required – Program Coordinator

In-Person: 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. (We are located just off Main Street)

By Fax: Fax your application to our admissions office at (604) 873-1440

Online: Complete and submit your Online Application

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Tuition & Information

Tuition: Free
Bus tickets provided
Equipment & work gear provided

Employment placement bonus


This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328