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SASET Youth Employment Placement – Summer 2024

We are hiring a summer trail crew position, open to First Nations/Inuit, status/non-status, post-secondary students who reside within the SASET catchment area (either on or off reserve).

Kw’as hó:y to Sto:lo Aboriginal & Employment Training for the support to fund this position through their Student Employment Placement program.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2024 or until position filled
Contract: May – August (13 weeks, exact start date TBD)
Hours: 32 hours per week (Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 4 PM)
Pay: $20.00 – $25/hour depending on experience

FVMBA Trail Crew

The FVMBA Summer Trail Crew works under the supervision of the Operations Manager & Trail Crew Lead to revitalize and maintain recreational trail networks in S’olh Temexw, the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people. The FVMBA holds trail maintenance agreements authorized by the BC Provincial Government to care for the following trail networks: Woodloot 0007, Maple Ridge; Red and Bear Mountain, Mission; Sumas Mountain, Abbotsford; and Vedder Mountain, Chilliwack. All work follows best management practices for long-term sustainable trail solutions that improve the safety of the trail network, protect cultural heritage, preserve the environment, and provide an enjoyable trail experience for all trail users in order to benefit the health of the community.

We are currently hiring for one 13 week position funded through Sto:lo Aboriginal & Employment Training (SASET); additional positions may be available (subject to funding) through the Canada Summer Jobs program.


In order to meet the terms and conditions of funding granted through the SASET program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be First Nations/Inuit, status/non-status, reside on or off reserve, within SASET catchment area*
  • Post-secondary student registered full-time during previous academic year and intending to return to full-time studies in the following academic year
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of the program
  • All Service Canada Personal Information Forms (PIFS) and Client Consent Forms (CC’s) must be submitted prior to commencement of program

* The SASET cachement area extends from Katzie/Langley to Boston Bar and the three communities of Samahquam, Skatin, and Xa’xtsa, part of the Lower Stlatl’imx Tribal Council, regardless of place of origin in Canada

SASET provides employment and skills training services to all Indigenous people residing in the SASET catchment area that are; status/non-status, on/off reserve regardless of their place of origin in Canada. To learn more about SASET and the support they provide see their website:



This job requires strenuous physical demands for consecutive hours on a daily basis, including hiking, lifting, digging, and striking.

Specific tasks include:

  • Repairing and maintaining trails to required trail standards
  • Repairing or replacing wood trail features such as bridges
  • Installing and replacing trail signs
  • Trimming plant overgrowth along trail corridors
  • Writing work reports for completed trail work
  • Additional trail repair, maintenance, and construction activities under the direction of the FVMBA Operations Manager or other FVMBA Trail Builders.


Skills, Experience, & Requirements


  • Means to travel to trail networks / trail access points
  • Ability to work outdoors in variety of weather conditions
  • No previous building experience required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to receive and follow direction
  • Interest in trails & caring for the land



Application deadline: Sunday, April 21st, 2024, 11:59 PM (PST)



The FVMBA is a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization that advocates for and maintains multiple recreational trail networks within the Fraser Valley in partnership with different land managers and stakeholders. The mission of the organization is to build a culture of inclusive mountain bike communities and sustainable trail networks. We actively maintain over 600 km of multi-use trails to provide a safe, enjoyable experience for trail users, including mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, and others.

The FVMBA is committed to providing a positive and progressive work environment that reflects the communities we serve and promotes diversity at all levels in an inclusive environment.


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