Employment & Training

Welcome to the WLFN Employment and Training page. Just by visiting this page, you have taken the first step towards a new career. Taking a new path in life can often feel daunting and impossible – especially if you are unaware of all the training opportunities that are available to you. Our goal is to assist you every step of the way in every way we can. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions from our members which will hopefully help to assist you throughout the process.

You can contact Williams Lake First Nation to arrange a visit with Shawna Philbrick, the Employment Coordinator. Shawna will provide an assessment of your job search needs and advise on which services, programs, and workshops are available to you.


Office Phone: 250.296.3507 Ext. 135

Address: 2672 Indian Drive, Williams Lake, BC V2G 5K9

Aiding with:

  • One-on-one support and employment counseling
  • Referring individuals for training and education, as necessary.
  • Assisting First Nation individuals who are having difficulty entering and remaining in the workforce.

Our Services include:

  • Resume development
  • Cover letter development
  • Employment referrals
  • Interview techniques
  • Job Searches

At the WLFN Employment Services, we are here to listen to your enquiry and present you with the best job opportunities that match all your skills. We will connect you with variety of respected employers. We can help polish your resume, cover letter and job applications making you very attractive within the job market. We also offer a range of free resources such as career coaching, interview coaching, career advice to make you the best employable candidate.

Yes, we provide both.

WLFN uses an application, resume and cover letter driven process. All applicants are reviewed with recommendations by references that are provided. The funding approval authority is determined by the amount requested.

Our services are completely free.

You can find them on our webpage or on our Facebook Group.

Yes, you are more then welcome to submit your own resume to employers.

If the Employment Coordinator has the contact information, we are more than willing to submit that information for you.

  • Download a free template online (example: for Microsoft Word)
  • Use key resume words (examples: design, operation, reporting, strategy, customer service, safety, certification)
  • Make your resume header stand out
  • Use Action words (exp. accomplished, achieved, adapted, addressed, coordinated, created, enhanced, implemented, maintained, researched, trained)
  • Get your formatting right
  • Start with a strong objective or summary
  • Know when enough is enough
  • Tailor your resume to the job position
  • Save your resume as a PDF before emailing to an employer

Meeting with WLFN’s Employment Coordinator can assist with next steps on registering and finding proper funding avenues.

There are a couple of options that can be determine with the assistance of the EAS Worker:

  1. CCATEC – must be first nation/Inuit- unemployed, part-time, or losing your job if training is required.
  2. Trades & Training- must be a WLFN member.
  3. WLFN Education- must be a WLFN member and training must be over 4 months.

Shawna Philbrick, Employment Coordinator


250.296.3507 ext. 135

Forms and Applications

CCATEC – Participant Registration Form

CCATEC – Client Intake Form

WLFN Trades and Training Application

WLFN Facebook Group Page