First Nations/Metis/Inuit Candidates - Paid Indigenous Internship Opportunity! (12-Month Program)

  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 16, 2022

Job Description

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 seeking an entry-level position to begin your career in the banking world? Do you want to work with a bank with a history of serving passionate and dedicated business owners? Are you the type of person to bring your whole self to work?

We want you to join our team!

Our Paid Indigenous Internship program provides provides developmental roles designed to equip new graduates or individuals seeking entry level positions who self-identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit with a foundation for a career in banking or corporate management.

This internship role focuses on developing key business skills with the goal to increase your experience, autonomy, and complexity over the course of a 12-month learning program. You will partner with experienced professionals in the business supporting the day-to-day operations of the business, as an integral member of your team. We have roles available in a wide range of business and corporate areas, including:

  • Human Resources
  • Trust Services
  • Corporate Communications
  • Finance
  • Information Services (IT)
  • People & Culture

Interns will have the support of great mentors and advocates, opportunities for formal learning within our Teal Academy, and can be members of The Sharing Circle, our employee resource group for Indigenous employees and allies.

Why banking? Why a corporate role? Why CWB? Easy. CWB is a full-service financial institution, and with that comes true variety in the types of career paths we offer. And on top of that, we have the attitude and culture that only comes with a history of entrepreneurism and serving passionate and dedicated business owners. To put it simply, we're different than the other banks. And with that difference comes possibility, opportunity, and growth.

Apply today on, and one of our recruiters will reach out to you as soon as possible!

Why work with us?

Winners of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture 2021 & Recognized as one of 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Places to Work 2021 & Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness in Canada 2021!

At CWB, we know your life, downtime, family, adventure, recovery, and future are an important part of you. They're important to CWB too. That's why our benefits take care of your whole life, family included.

Wellness matters. We offer an award-winning benefits package that includes hybrid work environments, everyday flexibility, 100% company-funded health coverage, health care spending account, a flexible wellness program. Generous time-away options to unplug & recharge, including Traditional Indigenous Leave options. Bring your whole self to work. Inclusion is a journey requiring practice & experience to result in a powerful outcome. Your perspective matters & voice will be heard. Find a community within the CWB family in our employee represented groups. Career development. We invest in our employees' development to help them reach their professional goals with organization wide Coaching services. Strategic career design is an investment in our core asset - our people. Innovation. Learn. Grow. Enhance. At CWB, we play to win. When we fail, we fail forward. Recognition. Peer-to-peer recognition programs for "in the moment" and monumental wins. Community giving. Make a difference. Drive economic prosperity in your community. Get involved. Volunteer. Fundraise. All with CWB support. ESG & sustainability focused. Be proud of where you spend, work & invest. Financial rewards. Base salary & pay for performance incentives. Retirement investment strategy. You can't work forever! So, we've got you covered. Company ownership. No greater sense of motivation & empowerment than being an owner! Find your "why" at

Bring you. All of you. Caregiver. Ally. Outdoor enthusiast. Indigenous community member. Foodie. Nature photographer. Sports fan. Human rights activist. Labels don't matter here, but your perspective does.

All applicants are welcome, and we expressly encourage applicants to apply who identify as women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities (including physical, mental, sensory, learning impairment, etc.), Indigenous Peoples (including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), LGBTQ2S+ and/or racialized persons. At CWB we believe that inclusion has power, and we're always looking for unique perspectives to add to our teams. We have a culture that thrives on idea-sharing, collaboration, respect, caring and camaraderie. If you have a voice to add to the conversation, we'd love you to apply. All applicants are considered as part of an equitable and fair selection process.

  • Self-Identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Has strong critical, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Eager to work collaboratively with a team of passionate individuals
  • Excellent research skills and eager to ask questions
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to receive and provide thoughtful, quality feedback
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and can adapt quickly to changes
  • Maintains a high degree of ethics and can maintain confidentiality (if and when required)
  • Possesses a diverse set of skills acquired through a variety of work/life experiences
  • Proficient using technology, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and remote technologies (video chat, etc.)

Company Information
Welcome to CWB Financial Group! Our approach to business is straightforward: we work hard and with integrity, we practice common-sense thinking, we're accountable for our actions, and we care about our people. We're proud to have built a workplace that is supportive, respectful and rewarding. Our business is based on exceptional client relationships and we know that building an outstanding team is the first step to success. A great place to work! We're thrilled to be named one of this year's Best Workplaces™ in Canada in our first year of contention for the award. Our employees say it best: we're respectful, fair, trustworthy, proud and welcoming - join us!