The Employment and Training Unit assists MBQ members on and off the Territory with coordinating and developing career and training strategies using programs of local service provides. The Unit focuses on career development initiatives such as career counselling, resume and cover letter writing skills, and locating funding for training.
Who can I speak with about pursuing a different career path? What kind of training is required, and where can I find it? What financial assistance is available for training? How can I design a cover letter and resume to best represent my qualities to a future employer?
Each month, Employment and Training interacts with 30 – 50 clients from on and off the Territory to assist in finding alternative career paths, identifying appropriate training, and providing guidance through job application processes.
Employment and Training can assist people on their career path, from beginning to end. If the client is undecided about their preferred career path, the Unit can direct them to assessments to identify their career & skill strengths (career assessment referral). Once a suitable career path is chosen by the client, the Unit can help determine if any additional training is necessary, and where it is offered. The Unit also assists unemployed individuals in becoming self employed through the start up of their own business.
The Unit helps clients search for job postings, apply online, and also offers a computer station to work from.
The Unit can also assist clients on a one time basis for relocation to secure full time employment.
If it is determined that additional training is required for a client, Employment & Training can help identify different programs to cover tuition costs through sources such as MBQ, Kagita Mikam and federal agencies. The Employment Program also works extensively with Kagita Mikam to assist clients with training and future employment.
The Unit facilitates a targeted wage subsidy, where a portion of the wages are provided to employers. This initiative is employer driven.
Employment and Training can work with their clients to write and improve their resume and cover letter writing skills. This enables the client to best portray their skills and qualities to future employers.
The Employment and Training Unit organizes annual Career Fairs with many local and national employers and agencies in attendance. They provided information to MBQ community members on how to apply for jobs online, provided Human Resources staff to speak with interested individuals, assisted with resume writing, interviews, and presentations, and created awareness on current and future employment opportunities.
Job Bank Canada http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro-eng.aspx
Aboriginal Canada Portal, Job Search http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/jc/site.nsf/index-eng?openview
Simplyhired Canada, Job Search http://www.simplyhired.ca/a/jobs/list/q-aboriginal/_
Federal Public Service Careers http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-eng.htm
Ontario Public Service Careers http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Jobs.aspx
Indian and Northern Affairs Careers http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/eng/1100100033847
Social Insurance Number http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/sin/index.shtml
Job Search Toolkit for Aboriginal Youth http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/eng/1100100033660
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Job/Training information/sites http://www.aboriginalaffairs.gov.on.ca/english/services/jobs.asp
Kagita Mikam Employment and Training http://kagitamikam.org/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=39