Summer Work Experience Program 2020-2021

We are pleased to announce that the 2020-21 Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) Call for Proposals is now open!

FNESC has issued each First Nation community a 2020-2021 SWEP allocation letter stating the specific funding amount per First Nation organization, which is determined using a base amount plus per capita formula. Please submit a detailed proposals based on your allocation amount and the program guidelines.

2020-2021 SWEP proposal is due Monday, June 8, 2020 by 4:30 pm. Please submit proposals via online submission, by email to, or fax to 604-925-6097.

Please note: As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, FNESC is committed to continuing supports for First Nations and to adapt program delivery approaches to reflect the current situation. Please consult Appendix A. COVID-19 Recommendations & Support in the program guidelines for more information to assist in the proposal process during these unprecedented times.

20-21 SWEP Guidelines
20-21 SWEP Proposal Template

Program Objectives

  • To help acquire skills by providing wage subsidies for their summer work experience;
  • To assist First Nations and Inuit secondary and post‐secondary students in preparation for future entry into the labour market by enabling them to obtain employment experience; and
  • To enable First Nations and Inuit youth to earn wages to help finance their post‐secondary education.

Eligible Participants

Eligible recipients are First Nations communities in the British Columbia region.  Eligible recipients may then enter into agreements with private sector and non-profit sector employers to access employment opportunities for youth.

Program Support

See full details in the SWEP Program Guidelines or contact us 604-925-6087 if you have any questions.

Technical Support

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For any help, feel free to contact Brian Howard, Information Systems Coordinator at
1-855-260-8539 or