First Nations University of Canada

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Master of Indigenous Social Work

First Nations University of Canada

Faculty:Department of Indigenous Education, Health and Social Work
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Social Work
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


The Indigenous Social Work (INSW) programs are nationally accredited and are now recognized as the School of Indigenous Social Work (SISW). Our certificate and degree programs prepare you to enter the field of human service as social workers across Canada with a special emphasis on working with First Nation individuals, families, groups, and communities. The Indigenous Social Work program is available at all three (3) campuses.

The mission of the School of Indigenous Social Work is to provide social work knowledge and to develop skills founded upon First Nations cultures, values and philosophies in order to work effectively in all settings. The main focus is to enhance the strengths of First Nations individuals, families, groups and communities, supporting self-determination.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Interested applicants need to have a BISW or BSW and several years of counseling experience. Applicants must be able to attend the program full-time Please consult the school at 1-800-267-6303 for further admissions requirements.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Please note that these scores have been determined by the University of Regina.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 14, 2022