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Welcome to the New Brunswick Indigenous Career College (NBICC) website formally known as Union of New Brunswick Indians Training Institute (UNBITI), Inc. 

In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation , UNBITI has changed its operating name to New Brunswick Indigenous Career College (NBICC) effective Oct 26, 2022.

NBICC provides teaching, coaching, and resources to help secure the best future possible for children in their communities. Our vision is to move forward in a complete and all encompassing manner.  We will accomplish this through proper education that is ongoing and ever changing reflecting the needs of our people. The importance of the early years to children's lives is now beyond question. There is an urgent need to move forward, so that First Nations children can enjoy equitable access to high-quality early education.  

The way forward requires placing learning and development at the heart of our policies and practices in early childhood. We need to have meaningful conversations with all educators present and future and to include parents in these conversations as the children's first and most important teachers. This is not a slight undertaking and yet it is not insurmountable. We passionately feel we will make a difference and thus create a ripple effect of health and wellness for all community members which in turn will surround our young children with the positive love filled communities they deserve to grow up in and need to grow up in to be healthy contributing members of society.

NBICC provides each community with ongoing training, professional development and one on one site support. We also provide the opportunity for First Nation communities to train their own community members to be able to provide top quality education to ensure brighter futures.  

Tel: 506-458-9444
Fax: 506-458-2850

NBICC is Registered under "The New Brunswick Private Occupational Training Act"

NBICC is a Designated Learning Institution

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Starla McDougall, Principal  Contact by Email

Vicki O'Sullivan, Instructor - Early Childhood Education    Contact by Email

Samantha Ratti, Instructor - Human Service Counsellor   Contact by Email

Amanda Lyons, Instructor - Personal Support Worker  Contact by Email

Karen Hardy, Instructor - Addictions and Mental Health Service Counsellor   Contact by Email 

Rick Perley, Vice-Principal, CFO   Contact by Email

Debbie Fearneley, Administrative Assistant   Contact by Email

Baoxiang Lu, Administrative Assistant Contact by Email

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The UNBI Board of Directors authorized the establishment of the Training Institute in 1994 as a key component of the UNBI's activities and became incorporated as a non-profit organization in May 2009. Its purpose is to provide post-secondary and other educational opportunities for the people, and by the people, of the First Nation communities.

All programs and workshops are open to First Nations as well as non-native students.  Curriculum has been designed to ensure that students have their choice of whether they could work on or off-reserve.

The UNBI Training Institute is registered to grant specific academic credentials for specific technical or vocational training programs with regards to the general enabling legislation of

  • Private Occupational Training Act (R.S.N.B. 1973, c. P-16.1)
  • General Regulation (O.C. 84-679) - Private Occupational Training Act
  • Designated Learning Institute

On October 26, 2022 the UNBI Training Institute will be operating and promoting as the New Brunswick Indigenous Career College (NBICC)

NBICC, formally the UNBI Training Institute is registered with Canada and New Brunswick Student Loans as well as with the Department of Indigenous Services Canada for funding purposes. It is also registered under the New Brunswick Private Occupational Training Act and a member of the National Association of Career Colleges.   

NBICC is located at:  

New Brunswick Indigenous Career College (NBICC)

75 Melissa Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3A 6V9

Tel: 506-458-9444
Fax: 506-458-2850