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Matawa First Nations Management

Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services

  • Offers various employment and training services to Matawa First Nation members
  • Funds training initiatives from various sponsors or for clients who require additional training to secure employment
  • Provides adult high school education
  • Offers practical career, employment, and individual counselling
Programs and services include:

Community Initiatives
  • Supports the community development of Matawa First Nations by providing training and employment opportunities that will improve infrastructures, businesses and human resources at the community level
Individual Initiatives
  • Assists First Nations individuals to improve their personal employment skills and career potential via job training, placements, and counselling services
Regional Initiatives
  • Provides opportunities for multiple communities to participate in regional employment
Youth Initiatives
  • Assists First Nations youth between the ages of 16 and 30 years to gain meaningful employment skills and experience
Apprenticeship Programs
  • Increases First Nations participation in Apprenticeship Trades training with regional employers
Income Support Policy
  • Assists applicants who may be eligible for income support during their training programs
Employment Assistance Services (EAS)
  • Provides guidance and support to unemployed Indigenous people living in the city of Thunder Bay
  • Offers a fully equipped Resource Centre with free access to computers, job boards, fax and photocopier
Offers the following programs:
  • Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program which assists students to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ISETS) which focuses on skills development
  • Employment Integration Services which strives to remove barriers to employment opportunities for members
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Must belong to one of the member First Nations
Application Process
  • Available at office or on website
  • Referrals through Ontario Works, Canada Employment Centres and/or other Indigenous organizations
Documents Required
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Legal Status
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
October 19, 2021