Background

The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

ASETS is a federal government strategy designed to help improve the employment opportunities of Aboriginal peoples and enable them to fully participate in the Canadian economy.

Métis are one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada for whom the ASETS seeks to improve employment outcomes and develop skill sets required by the Canadian labour market.

Rupertsland Institute is a Métis organization that has a strategic plan, approved by the Government of Canada, which provides a framework for the delivery of programs, services and other activities designed to increase labour market participation of self-identified Métis peoples residing in Alberta. Eligible clientele are Métis who demonstrate a barrier to employment, and who meet the Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment eligibility requirements.

The Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment Program (MTE)

The MTE program provides employment services through a province-wide network of ten Métis Training to Employment offices and a mobile service. Each office and the mobile service have staff with knowledge of the local community and the employment outlook in the respective regions. Services at each location include:

  • Employment assessment and action planning
  • Services for person with disabilities
  • Assistance with entrance to post-secondary and other training programs

Applications for January 2017 are now closed. No new applications will be accepted between December 9, 2016 and January 3, 2017.