Programs & Services

Wabun Employment and Training
 

WTES NON-FUNDED SERVICES

First Nations Individual Initiatives

 

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS will be WTES First Nations members or their *non-status affiliates who are:

  • Unemployed
  • Disabled
  • Seeking career development or have career-oriented goals
  • Employed individuals seeking to upgrade skills

ELIGIBLE SPONSORS can be:

  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Public Health
  • Educational Institutions
  • Municipal Government
  • First Nation Councils

*non-status affiliates include the non-status child of a status WTC First Nation member.

Your application package will include the following forms:
Under the Individual Initiative Program, the individual can apply for one of the following:

 

Purchase of Training
WTES will consider funding tuition, course fees, supplies, PPE, travel, accommodations and/or income support for individuals on a Purchase of Training project. Courses may include, but are not limited to: Heavy Equipment Operator, Common Core, WHMIS, First Aid, Smart Serve, AZ Driver etc.

 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITE AND CRITERIA

  • Upon completion of the funded training, the individual will be employed and has provided an employment offer with their application.
  • The training cannot exceed 52 weeks.
  • The training must be a minimum of 20 hours/week and a maximum of 40 hours/week.
  • The applicant is a WTES First Nation member who is: unemployed, under-employed, facing multi-barriers, disabled or employed individuals seeking to upgrade skills.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Course Acceptance Letter
  • Tuition Costs
  • Employment Offer Letter
  • Quotes (for associated costs)
  • Completed Application

Your application package will include the following forms:

  • Individual Application
  • WTC & EI Consent Form
  • Participant Information Form (PIF)
Targeted Wage Subsidy
WTES will consider funding on the job training for individuals which will lead to full time employment.  

 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITE AND CRITERIA

  • Upon completion of the funded training, the individual will be employed and has provided an employment offer with their application.
  • The training cannot exceed 52 weeks.
  • The training must be a minimum of 20 hours/week and a maximum of 40 hours/week.
  • The applicant is a WTES First Nation member who is: unemployed, seeking career, under-employed, facing multi-barriers, disabled or employed individuals seeking to upgrade skills.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Job Description
  • Employment Offer Letter
  • Completed Application

Your application package will include the following forms:

  • Individual Application
  • WTC & EI Consent Form
  • Participant Information Form (PIF)
Pre-Employment Support (PES)
WTES will consider providing pre-employment support to individuals for pre-employment purposes up to a maximum of $400. (i.e. safety gear, special clothing, Ministry of Transportation fees, medical examination fees etc.) If approved, receipts must be provided based on actual costs. Failure to provide receipts could affect future applications.  

PROGRAM PREREQUISITE AND CRITERIA

  • The individual has secured full time employment which has related costs not covered by the employer. An employment letter must be provided which details what types of equipment, clothing and/or testing is required.
  • The applicant is a WTES First Nation member and has not applied for a PES in the past 52 weeks.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Employment Offer Letter
  • Completed Application

Your application package will include the following forms:

  • Individual Application
  • WTC & EI Consent Form
  • Participant Information Form (PIF)
Mobility
WTES will consider providing mobility support to individuals to provide assistance in attending job interviews for potential employment and/or to relocate out of their First Nation/city/town to where employment has been secured.   TRAVEL FOR OUT OF TOWN JOB INTERVIEWS WTES will consider funding transportation, accommodations, dependent care and meals in order to assist the individual to attend an out of town job interview.

 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITE AND CRITERIA

  • For Wabun First Nation members who are unemployed or under-employed and who are not receiving any other sources of funding.
  • The individual has not applied more than 3 times in the past 52 weeks for mobility support.

    APPLICATION CHECKLIST Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Letter from employer (The letter should state the date and time of the interview and that they do not cover the costs of travel.)
  • Completed Application

Your application package will include the following forms:

  • Individual Application
  • WTC & EI Consent Form
  • Participant Information Form (PIF)

  MOBILITY TO RELOCATE WTES will consider funding moving costs up to a maximum of $1,500 for individuals who have secured employment out of their area.   PROGRAM PREREQUISITE AND CRITERIA

  • For Wabun First Nation members who are unemployed/under-employed and who are not receiving any other sources of funding
  • The individual has never received Mobility support from WTES before.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Employment Offer Letter
  • Completed Application

Your application package will include the following forms:

  • Individual Application
  • WTC & EI Consent Form
  • Participant Information Form (PIF)
Multi-Year Diploma Program
WTES will consider funding tuition, course fees, supplies and income support for individuals in the final year of a multi-year diploma program.

 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITE AND CRITERIA

  • The individual must be entering his/her final year of a multi-year program and be no more than 52 weeks away from graduation.
  • The applicant is a WTES First Nation member who is: unemployed, under-employed, facing multi-barriers, disabled or employed individuals seeking to upgrade skills.
  • The individual must demonstrate that they took every effort to seek the financial support of their respective First Nation education authority or program. Individuals who fail to meet the application deadline will not be considered.
  • Must be able to demonstrate that they are in good standing with the institution that they are attending and eligibility of graduation by providing proof that they maintained a minimum of 70% average in the previous year of programming.
  • Applicants who do not intend on seeking employment upon graduation but rather are looking to attend subsequent education opportunities (i.e. graduate level degree or certification/diploma) will not be considered.

  APPLICATION CHECKLIST Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Course Acceptance Letter
  • Tuition Costs
  • Transcripts
  • Quotes (for associated costs)
  • Completed Application

Your application package will include the following forms:

  • Individual Application
  • WTC & EI Consent Form
  • Participant Information Form (PIF)
Apprenticeship
 Apprenticeship training is an agreement between:

  • A person who wants to learn a skill;
  • An employer who needs a skilled worker.

An apprenticeship is a partnership between the apprentice; the employer who pays the wages; and the Provincial Government through the Apprenticeship branch. Apprenticeship training is approximately 90% on the job and 10 % in class.   Note: Those individuals applying for apprenticeship training must have an employer. It is the responsibility of the individual to secure an employer.

 

Components of Apprenticeship Training

  • On-the-job training at an employer site;
  • In class training;
  • Duration is usually 3-5 years;
  • Grade 10 or 12 is a requirement for entry level, depending on trade;
  • A contract must be signed with the province;
  • Different trades require different hours and schooling.

 

Steps to Apprenticeship Training

  • Choose a trade you are interested in;
  • Research the trade (wages and the job descriptions);
  • Research educational requirements for entry level (grade 10, grade 12);
  • Locate an employer and apply for apprenticeship training through the Apprenticeship branch in your area;
  • If required, the employer can apply to WTES for funding assistance towards wages;
  • Complete and pass training and schooling requirements;
  • Write the certification exam, if available.

Examples of trades

  • Carpenter
  • Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Draftsperson
  • Baker
  • Hairstylist

HOW TO APPLY Contact your First Nation EDO and request an Individual Initiative application or download a WTES application package here. Once the application is completed and all required supporting documentation has been collected, return it to the First Nation EDO for review by Chief & Council.  You may be contacted in order to request further information and/or documentation in order to process your file. Once your application is complete, your request will be reviewed by Chief and Council and a decision will be provided within two (2) weeks.   APPEAL PROCESS When a decision has been made regarding an application, the sponsor (employer) or the client has the option of appealing the decision. The appeal must be based on the decision and the concerns raised by Chief & Council. All appeals must be submitted to WTES, in writing, within thirty (30) working days from the date written on the rejection of an application. All appeals submitted after the deadline date of thirty days will not be accepted/considered.

Employment and Training Services

Contact Information

Janet McKay, WTES Coordinator

313 Railway Street, Timmins, Ontario  P4N 2P4

 

Toll Free 1-800-461-5623
Phone: (705) 268-9066 ext. 224
Fax: (705) 268-8554

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WTES is a federally funded program which was designed to expand the employment opportunities of Aboriginal people across Canada.