What We Do
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples provides assistance and funding for training and skills development to Aboriginal Peoples living off-reserve. Through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), the program is designed to help Aboriginal Peoples prepare for, and find high-demand jobs that will help address Canada’s labour market challenges.
Funded through Employment and Social Development Canada, the Congress’ employment programs and services provide Aboriginal Peoples the opportunity to gain the skills required to find employment and fill job gaps in sectors experiencing skills and labour shortages.
The ASETS program is targeted to Aboriginal Peoples living in urban, rural and remote areas throughout Canada. Those eligible to apply include Aboriginal youth, women, single parents, mature workers, persons with disabilities and those experiencing career change or transition.
What We Provide For Clients
- Employment Counseling– assists and guides individuals with career planning, training, labour market information, resume preparation, job searches, interview techniques, etc.
- Skills Training– assists individuals with skills development by providing funding for training.
- Wage Subsidies– provides work experience by providing wage subsidies to employers.
- Self-Employment Assistance– provides financial assistance, business training and professional support that enable clients to develop a business plan or start a business.
To apply for skills and employment training funding, complete the client application below: