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Employment Related Programs and Supports

Programs and Projects must be in line with your overall career goals and labour market demands
Intention of programs is to lead to full time employment

Job Opportunity Program

Objective:  To provide training and work experience to unemployed participants who are facing barriers in order to obtain full-time employment. This enables participants to gain valuable knowledge and skills necessary to enter the labour force.
Eligibility:  Unemployed individuals facing employment barriers and must be eligible for EI benefits or EI reach back.
Duration:  Projects may last up to a maximum of 26 weeks. 

Skills Enhancement Program

Objective:  To assist individuals to attend training courses to enhance their employability.
Eligible Delivery Agents: For profit businesses, educational institutions, qualified trainers.
Eligible Participants:  Unemployed individuals who require assistance to attend training courses to improve their employability. Participants must qualify for EI benefits or reach back within the last five years.
Duration:   Training may last up to 40 weeks or a negotiated 52 weeks. Minimum required weeks shall be 1 week unless participant receives certification.

Employment Supports

Objectives:   To provide one-time assistance to unemployed individuals who require supplies or other necessities to begin full-time employment.
Eligibility:   Unemployed individuals who have secured full-time employment. Full-time means working 30 hours or more per week, permanent. Seasonal or temporary employment is not eligible.
Duration & Financial Assistance:  Funding per participant not to exceed $250.00 per annum.

Mobility Assistance

Objectives:  To provide assistance to unemployed individuals who have secured long-term, full time employment, to relocate to start work.
Eligible Supports:  One-way travel allowance to relocate greater than 100 kilometers.  Accommodations allowance for overnight accommodations until the individual moves into new residence, to a maximum of 3 days.

Job Creation Partnership

Objective:  To assist unemployed individuals to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.
Eligible Sponsors: Businesses, non-profit organizations, public health and educational institutions, municipal and provincial governments and First Nation band councils.
Eligible Participants:  Unemployed workers- must qualify under the EI Act.
Duration: The project can last up to a maximum of 26 weeks.
Financial Assistance: Employment Insurance or enhanced top up to a maximum EI rate while on project, employer may top up prevailing wage rate.  

Self-Employment Assistance Program

The objective of the self employment assistance program is to assist unemployed individuals to become self-employed by starting a viable business. The program will provide income support to a member while they are starting their own business so that they don't need to depend on the business profits for an income during the initial business start-up. This program is funded through the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement.

Eligibility for Self Employment Assistance is determined according to the A.S.E.T.A. criteria. Please note: we are only able to fund Sagamok Anishnawbek band members (both those who reside on and off reserve).

Qualifying Criteria:
* completed business plan
* Applicant resume & Copy of status card
* Statement of Intent

How the Program Works;
*The participant must submit bi-weekly journal of activities describing their work and activities related to the business start-up.
* The participant must submit bi-weekly time sheets to detail  their time spent working on the business.
* In office progress meetings once a month
* Duration of the project is to a maximum of
26 weeks.

Youth Programs

Objective:
To respond to the unique needs of on & off reserve Youth between the ages of 15-30 years.

nternship Program: To support internships with employers that provide youth with skills enhancement, work experience and entrepreneurial assistance to help them make a successful transition into the labour market.

Community Service Program:  To support the development of work opportunities for youth who face barriers to finding employment through participation in community service programs. The aim is to help young people develop the life skills and work experience necessary to enter the labour market.

Apprenticeship Program:  Under previous programs listed by Sagamok Development Corporation is committed to assist individuals pursuing apprenticeship application. If eligible, applicants may be funded for registration as well as in school and on the job training throughout apprenticeship duration.

Youth Programs:  To assist youth who are facing life difficulties such as the various types of abuse, problems with the law, teenage pregnancy and other identified situations. The program is designed to provide employment opportunities to encourage self-esteem and recognize alternative lifestyles.

Student Summer Career Placement:  To help youth who are students find summer work through wage subsidies to employers.

Summer Student Career Placement Program (SSCPP)

The SSCPP provides various job opportunities geared toward the youth of Sagamok Anishnawbek. The program allows them to communicate in a more professional matter and helps them in working well with their fellow colleagues. It gives the youth an experience of what having a job is really like and preparing them for the “real” world. Most jobs relate to what the student has in mind as a career choice and it gives them insight on what to expect as they finish their program of choice. This program helps youth from ages 15 – 30 years, either on-reserve or off-reserve so it is very flexible in meeting the needs of the youth.
Students who are entering and graduating Grade 12 are eligible to apply for a summer job at Sagamok Development Corporation. Also, Post-Secondary students are able to apply as well. Students entering Grade 12 are usually placed with a four week placement at any institute of their choice, while post-secondary students are placed with an 8 week placement.