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Anishinabek Employment and Training Services

Employment and Training Services

Delivers Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) related programs and services to members of the participating communities
  • Assists Indigenous people to pursue education and employment opportunities
  • Offers financial support/wage subsidies and opportunity through a number of client-based and project-based programs which are listed on website
  • Partners with Supercom Industries LP (a six-community First Nations owned enterprise involved with the transmission line route of the proposed East West Tie) and delivers various training initiatives posted on website
  • Holds status under the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET)
Job Seeker services include:
  • Career Planning
  • Continuing Education Assistance
  • Elder In Residence Support
  • Employment Advising
  • Job Development Support
  • Life Skills Support
Employer Services include:
  • Free online job posting board and internal office job posting bulletin board for employers looking for prospective employees
  • Collection of applications and related forms and packaging/forwarding for employers if required
  • Hosting employer briefings/information videos in boardroom for job seekers
  • Assistance with booking and/or hosting interviews with prospective workers
  • Referrals of qualified candidates to job postings
  • Circulation of applicable job postings to the applicable applicants employer is seeking
  • Wage subsidies for First Nation citizens to overcome labour market barriers
  • Training programs for prospective employees
  • Tailored Personality Dimensions Training workshops for employers and Indigenous communities
Head office: Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, P.O. Box 193, Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Catchment area includes the following First Nations communities and reserves:
  • Animbiigoo Zaagiigan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway)
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River)
  • Kiashke Zaaging Anishinabek (Gull Bay First Nation)
  • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point)
  • Michipicoten First Nation
  • Pays Plat First Nation
  • Pic Mobert First Nation
  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation)
  • Red Rock Indian Band
  • On or off reserve First Nations members of the nine participating communities or individual based programs
  • Must be unemployed, underemployed, or out of school for 12 months
  • Program must not be eligible for Band Post Secondary funding
  • Demonstrated need for assistance
Application Process
  • Recommendations for referral to a First Nation's Review Committee are based on a successful completion of the Employment Counselling and Assessment Process
  • Requests considered on a first come first served basis and reviewed pending availability of funding
  • Process takes 2-4 weeks and approval must be confirmed prior to starting
Toll Free
1-866-870-2387 - (1-866-870-AETS)
Web Site
English, Ojibway
Documents Required
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Fully Accessible ; Includes a fully-accessible gender-neutral washroom
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 10, 2023
285 Red River Rd, Lower Level
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 1A9
Located on the lower level of the Waverley Resource Library on Red River Rd
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Hours of Operation
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
  • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
  • Gull Bay
  • Michipicoten First Nation
  • Pays Plat First Nation
  • Pic Mobert First Nation
  • Red Rock Indian Band
  • Thunder Bay