Indigenous Career Pivot Project


The Indigenous Career Pivot Project (ICPP) will act as a pilot program to facilitate and support meaningful work placements for Indigenous peoples wishing to explore career options in the ocean economy. The project will support the employment of approximately ten (10) Indigenous peoples in Ocean Supercluster member companies. Placements will last for twelve (12) months. Participants will gain valuable experience in a new industry and will enhance their knowledge through placements that complement their existing skillset and natural aptitudes.

Indigenous Participants will receive:

  • Industry-standard wage packages;
  • A work-integrated learning plan;
  • Full orientation and onboarding;
  • Career building conferences and workshops;
  • On-line professional development courses;
  • Career mentoring support provided by the OSC and Employer;
  • Peer Support Network;
  • Intercultural Competency Training provided to the Employer.

Indigenous Participants

Placement opportunities will be open to all Indigenous peoples willing to participate in pre-employment assessment and subsequent industry job matching. The target demographic will focus on underemployed, unemployed, and non-employed individuals interested in exploring new ocean related employment opportunities. Focus will be on attracting those individuals that have a strong probability of success in job placement, with particular attention on mid-career professionals looking to advance or shift their careers, those returning to work from an absence (maternity/paternity or injury) and those that are otherwise unattached to the workforce, but yet have a strongly defined skillset. Specifically targeting groups that have an existing aptitude will increase the likelihood of meaningful and lasting placements. There will be no set educational threshold for participation in the project; rather, placement prequalification will ensure all participants demonstrate:

  • An established skillset and the desire to further refine that skillset via hands-on work experience,
  • An interest in pursuing career opportunities within the ocean economy post-placement, and
  • An interest in working collaboratively and supporting other program participants.

The workplace environment includes both working remotely or a combination of remote work and on-site. Some examples of potential employment include, administration, business and marketing, software design, and quality control.

The Indigenous Career Pivot Project seeks applicants with indigenous ancestry who possess the following qualifications:

  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude
  • A strong desire to build and expand their current skill set
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Familiar with essential computer software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint



If you’re interested in advancing your career in the ocean industry, then please send the application along with a resume and cover letter by October 30th, 2020 to

View this opportunity on Career Beacon here.


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