Training Opportunities

Tahltan Chef Red Seal Training Program

The Tahltan Chef Red Seal Training Program (TCFSTP) is an intensive six-month, hands-on culinary training program to help develop the knowledge and skills of chef trainees, preparing them with the tools to challenge the Red Seal chef certified exam. TCFSTP is open to members of the Tahltan Nation and select employees of Spatsizi Remote Services (SRS) who are currently working towards their Red Seal chef certification.

The training is provided by Sodexo Canada, under the guidance of top Canadian Red Seal-certified chefs, and carried out at an operating culinary training centre in Ontario that offers the volume and diversity across every department a red seal chef needs to learn, including bakery, banquet and restaurant.

The Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades, including culinary, and is an accreditation granted by the federal government that is administered by the provinces. Tradespeople who meet the Red Seal standards receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificates.

TCRSTP is a partnership between TNDC and Sodexo Canada, which provides comprehensive, integrated solutions covering a wide range of services in a variety of working and living environments. SRS is a division of TNDC that provides camp services through a long-term partnership with Sodexo Canada.

To learn more about the Tahltan Chef Red Seal Training Program and how to qualify, contact Edward VanMierlo, SRS vice president by email

TahltanWorks Employment & Training Plan

The TahltanWorks employment and training plan connects Tahltan people with employment and training opportunities to advance their career goals. The plan is designed to ensure Tahltans are prepared to take advantage of employment and business opportunities created by development in Tahltan territory. It's an initiative of the Socio-Cultural Working Group and result of collaboration between Tahltans, industry, education providers and government. is one component of the plan, with the dual purpose of connecting employees with employers, and collecting information for further strategy development. Other components include upgrades to educational infrastructure, development of accessible and career-driven training programs, and partnerships with industry geared towards creating inclusive workplaces that are respectful of Tahltan culture and traditions.

Visit the TahltanWorks website to learn more.


  • We’ve completed a number of projects though our FrontierMEDEX Tahltan Ltd. partnership since we became a partner back in 2007. It’s been extremely positive. TNDC has been terrific to work with and we’re looking forward to continuing to build the business partnership.
    Ryan Steil
    Past General Manger, Canada, FrontierMEDEX Canada Ltd.
  • We’ve had many projects in Tahltan territory through our Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants (RTEC) partnership, and the experience has been excellent. TNDC’s management team has been an honorable and knowledgeable group to work with. They always look at ways to make things work, and we have developed lasting friendships. It’s been an honour to work together.
    Clem Pelletier
    former CEO, Rescan Group
  • I’ve worked in several areas during my 11+ years with TNDC, and it’s been a great company to work for. It is well run, well respected, and has played a vital role in the growth and stability of the Nation. It’s a great source of pride and resource for the Tahltan people, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
    Carol Danielson
    Accounts Manager, TNDC
  • Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.
    Ivor MacGregor
    Vice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
  • TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.
    Rhonda Quock
    Office Manager, TNDC
  • We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.
    Gary Laidlaw
    President & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.