CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Skills Training Projects

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is seeking proposals for Aboriginal skills and employment training projects for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Application deadline is February 5th, 2016.

Through Employment, Workforce Development and Labour’s – Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (Congress) provides assistance and funding for training and skills development to Aboriginal Peoples living off-reserve. The program is designed to help Aboriginal Peoples prepare for and find jobs that will help address Canada’s labour market challenges.

Project Proposals

The Congress is seeking project proposals that provide the opportunity for Aboriginal Peoples 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 (off-reserve).


Priority will be given to projects that:
1) Fills identified or forecasted labour market shortages
2) Targets vulnerable groups (i.e. single parents, youth at risk, clients with multiple barriers) or essential skills projects
3) Leads to employment for participants
4) Includes partnerships and/or in-kind contributions

Organizations intending to submit a project proposal are encouraged to contact the Congress to discuss project goals and proposal requirements.

Please contact Jordan Kinnear at 1-888-997-9927 or




Article by: CAP Media

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