Request for Proposals for Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Projects – Apply Now!
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is requesting proposals for Aboriginal skills and employment training projects. Project funding is available to employment and training organizations across Canada for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
About the Program:
The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is an integrated approach to Aboriginal labour market programming. ASETS links training to labour market demand and ensures that Aboriginal people can fully participate in economic opportunities.
Under this strategy, Aboriginal agreement holders design and deliver employment programs and services best suited to the unique needs of their clients. ASETS focuses on three priorities:
- supporting demand-driven skills development;
- fostering partnerships with the private sector and the provinces and territories; and
- placing emphasis on accountability and results.
ASETS is designed to help Aboriginal people prepare for and find high-demand jobs quickly, as well as keep them in the long term. For all Aboriginal Peoples, living permanently off-reserve, may access our programs and services, which include:
- skills development
- training for high-demand jobs
- job finding
- programs for urban and Aboriginal Peoples
We Focus on the Following Areas of Training and Employment Strategies:
Wage Subsidy – to provide work experience by providing subsidies to employers.
Self Employment Assistance – provides financial assistance, business training or professional support to enable a client start his/her own business or continue in a career of self employment.
Purchase of Training – to assist qualified individuals to enter into a variety of training courses from public or private institutions which will increase their skill level.
Job Creation Partnership – to support the creation of meaningful employment opportunities for clients, with activities that help in the community or the local economy.
Job Start Supports – in order to seek and attain employment, clients may receive assistance to purchase work equipment, work clothing, bus tickets to look for work, etc.
Employment Counseling – to assist and guide the client into a demand driven career choice
What is Required?:
- An acceptance letter from the training institution;
- A schedule of all fees for the course from the school;
- Paperwork from the school stating the start date and end date of the training;
- Address, phone number and fax number of the training institution;
- Contact person at the training institution;
- A current resume;
- If the client is currently drawing EI benefits their caseworker’s name and contact information is required, as well as, the start and end date of their EI claim;
- If the client is a Social Assistance Recipient their caseworker’s name and contact information is required; and
- Details and contact information of the other funding partners that the client has already secured funding from.
To apply for Employment and Training Funds, complete the form below. Fax: (613) 747-8834 or email to: