Employment & Training

The Wagmatcook Employment & Training Office provides community members with the following services throughout the year depending on the organized initiatives that are in place with respect to project goals and deliverables of the Wagmatcook First Nation.

Work Experience Training (CRF)

  • 4 – 26 weeks
  • Training outline required
  • Apprenticeship & non apprenticeship training
  • Non profit employers or at a reduced rate for profit employers

Skill Enhancement (CRF)

  • Available for employed staff in danger of losing their employment
  • Salary dollars for staff on training are not eligible
  • Tuition and registration costs covered

Project Based Training (CRF & EI)

  • All direct training costs may be eligible to be reimbursed
  • Allowances or stipends may be paid to trainees
  • Cost sharing is encouraged

Single Seat Purchase (CRF & EI)

  • Trainees should be at least 19 years of age and out of school for one (1) year
  • Tuition and books can be covered
  • Allowances, travel & daycare can be covered
  • Incremental training can be covered up to 36 months with a career plan

Job Creation Program (EI)

  • Can train one or more clients
  • Can run from 4 to 26 weeks
  • Maximum weekly payment $435.00 not insurable earnings
  • $100.00 per week available for other costs
  • $25.00 per week available for training costs

Self Employment Program (EI)

  • Wage replacement up to $435.00 per week
  • Clients funded up to 52 weeks
  • Viable business plan required
  • Costs under this program are shared whenever possible

Programs are divided into the following two training funds:

Employment Insurance Funds (EI)

To train Mi’kmaq people who are either in receipt of EI or have been on EI within the past 36 months or 60 months for a maternity claim.

Consolidated Revenue Funds (CRF)

To assist Mi’kmaq people who do not qualify for funding under the Employment Insurance Program.