This program is for employer organizations committed to ongoing and continuous improvement of their Indigenous employment and workplace inclusion goals. No matter what size your organization (small, medium or large) or what sector you work in (private, public, education, NGO). Both mainstream and Indigenous organizations are eligible.

Our certification is designed like an ISO model where employers are:

  1. committed to achieve increased levels of Indigenous representation in the workforce;
  2. committed to the development of an exemplary workplace alignment with the principles and characteristics of Indigenous inclusion;
  3. committed to the monitoring, measurement, modelling continuous improvement of workplace and Indigenous inclusion strategies and practices.


We provide you with an Orientation and Training Instructional Kit about the certification process to prepare you for certification.

How Much Time does Certification take? It will vary among employers but in your first year plan on two full days to complete the certification process including the questionaire, rating and rationale. certification to complete the questionnaire, rating and rationale. 

Recertification – Bi Annual (every two years): The recertification will follow the similar process and is conducted every two years.

Certification Costs: a variable certification fee system for different sized companies, profit and non-profit – click on the certification link below to see the fee chart for certification.

Certification Benefits

  • It affirms you have met certain quality standards in development of your Indigenous employment and workplace strategies.
  • It will help your organizations Indigenous employment branding, inclusion performance and workplace inclusion design.
  • You can profile certification in your internal and external marketing and communications (your business cards; annual reports; job advertisements; bid documents).

"Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is committed to Indigenous inclusion and Indigenous Works is a valued partner in helping us live up to that commitment. Indigenous Works used an evidence- based approach to conduct research, current state analysis, and consultations with employees and leaders as part of our employment systems review. Their work and expertise is outstanding – and enabled us to advance our strategy and build a roadmap for a more inclusive and engaged relationship with Indigenous peoples moving forward. We are proud to be recognized in the new “Employer Certification Program.” “
Greg Honey, Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Farm Credit Canada

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