First Nations and First Nations-mandated post-secondary institutes, in partnership with employers and industry sectors, community, and/or public post-secondary institutions (PSIs), are invited to submit proposals for funding to develop and deliver micro-credentials through the First Nations Micro-Credential Initiative offered by the BC Ministry of Post Secondary Education and Future Skills.

As a result of IAHLA and FNESC’s advocacy, the Ministry has recently launched the First Nations Micro-Credential Initiative, offering one-time funding for micro-credential development and delivery. Micro-credentials recognize stand-alone short duration learning experiences that are competency-based, align with First Nations, employer and/or industry needs, and can be assessed and recognized for employment or learning purposes. Micro-credentials are intended to be stackable and transferrable.

Proposals will be accepted until January 15, 2024 at 3:00 PM PST and should be submitted by email to

An evaluation committee, which will include representatives from IAHLA and FNESC, will review proposals to determine their eligibility with the evaluation criteria and to provide funding recommendations.

For further information on micro-credentials and the application process, please see the First Nations Micro-Credential Initiative Applicant Guide and Application Template, as well as visit the links below:

If you have any further questions, please connect the Ministry at