Indigenous Works Employer of Choice Certification
Let Indigenous candidates know that you are committed to your inclusion journey
Have you made strides in your Indigenous inclusion strategy and are committed to improving your metrics for recruitment, retention and advancement of First Nations, Métis and Inuit talent?
The Indigenous Works’ Employer of Choice Certification program is the only program of its kind exclusively focused on the workplace and Indigenous employment strategies. We are seeking employers that are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in the workplace, as such this unique program is only available to Indigenous Works’ Employer Partners.
In order to maintain your certification and authorization we invite you to recertify every two years from the time of your first successful Audit process.
Employer Partner Rate for EoC Audit/Certification CAD $7500
Regular Rate N/A (Become an Employer Partner)
Not sure where to start?
Ask us about our combined Employer of Choice Journey + Certification program.
First benchmark your position on the Indigenous Inclusion Continuum (Step One), and then get certified (Step Two).
Employer of Choice (EoC) Initial Diagnostic Assessment and Audit/Certification*
Getting Started with the Inclusion Continuum
Step 1: EoC Initial Diagnostic Assessment
Many organizations are just getting started in the area of Indigenous inclusion and want to focus on key areas to better Employer practices. To assist with this, we conduct an initial Inclusion Assessment using a diagnostic survey tool and focus group with your key engagement staff. During this session, our team will orient you to our ‘Employer Guide’ and assist you in evaluating your current practices and strategies. We will create a baseline report that is a valuable road map for organizational workplace change, cultural competencies and Indigenous talent acquisition. We will also share with you high-level areas where transformation is still needed. This is an overview of your current baseline to determine where your organization sits on the Inclusion Continuum.
Step 2: EoC Certification Audit
Once the initial assessment is completed, your organization will be officially climbing the Inclusion Continuum and on your way to becoming certified as an Indigenous Works Employer of Choice. You may decide if you require in-person training, advisory services or to take other actions to prepare for the certification process.
When you are ready, we will provide you with a Certification Orientation Kit needed to prepare for the second phase in the process. Your team will decide when you are ready to challenge the Employer of Choice Certification Audit. This is a 30-question self-assessment tool which is submitted to Indigenous Works for evaluation. Once the Audit is successfully completed, and you meet the criteria, your organization will receive an official certificate of completion, and the authorization to use the Indigenous Works’ Employer of Choice certified employer logo on your communications, marketing, employment and engagement efforts.
The Indigenous Works Employer of Choice Initial Assessment + Certification program is the only program of its kind exclusively focused on the workplace and Indigenous employment strategies. We are seeking employers that are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in the workplace, as such this unique program is only available to Indigenous Works’ Employer Partners.
To maintain your certification and authorization we invite you to recertify every two years from the time of your first successful Audit process.
Employer Partner Rate - CAD $15,000 (Invoiced in 2 parts: Initial Assessment $7,500; Certification Audit $7,500)
*Offer exclusive for our Employer Partners
Want to learn more?
Speak with an IW Advisor: