Program Information


Apprenticeship Skills Training

Objective

To enhance and ensure the successful completion of apprenticeship training as per ministry requirements.

Eligible Participants

  • Six Nations Band Members who are registered apprentices with the Ministry of Education and Training. Eligible Employers Employers who meet apprenticeship guidelines.
  • Must be in recognized trade set out by the Ministry guidelines.
  • Must be registered with Grand River Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)Employer Requirements

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

For students who are currently enrolled in high school and who are at least 16 years old and have at least 16 high school credits can enrol for OYAP through their high school. If you are interested in this and you are a student contact your high school Coop Teacher for details. Remeber that you will need to identify this when you are selecting your courses for the year and that you have transportation to and from your OYAP placement. This program is for students interested in doing a work placement in an apprenticeship area.

Employers must have

  • Revenue Canada Taxation number to remit an individual's Employment Insurance Benefits.
  • Proper bookkeeping practices and policies in place.
  • Third party liability or WSIB coverage
  • Detailed training plans must be submitted insuring compliance with apprenticeship standards.

Financial Assistance

  • First Year on the job training - 60% of wages.
  • Second Year on the job training - 50% of wages.
  • No Mandatory Employment Related Costs provided.
  • Special costs for tools, specifically for apprenticeship designated trade - up to $450 based on trade.
  • Special costs related to disabled participants may be provided if required.

Duration

Negotiable, up to two years based on the trade and the need of the client. Maximum of up to 2 years.

Program contact: Apprenticeship Co-ordinator
Telephone:(519)445-2222
Fax:(519)445-4777
Toll Free: 1-888-218-8230

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you're an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information regarding Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) please contact:

  • Please contact the Employment Ontario Contact Centre at their toll-free number: 1-800-387-5656, or through the TTY line: 1-866-533-6339, or on the ministry’s website www.tcu.gov.on.ca. General information on the grant can also be found on the employer window.

Community-Based Skills Maintenance

Objective

The Community-Based Skills Maintenance Program is designed to ensure that skills acquired by Six Nations members either through training programs or employment are maintained or enhanced between jobs. The program is designed to benefit sponsoring organizations and businesses as well as program participants.

Eligible Participants

Unemployed individuals - Six Nations Band Members who are either eligible to receive or are receiving Employment Insurance benefits (E.I.) and those who have received E.I. in the last three years on a regular claim or in the last five years on a special claim. Individual must be registered with Grand River Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Individual will provide a resume to G.R.E.A.T. at the discretion of the Programs and Services Officer, (PSO) after assessment has been completed.

Eligible Coordinators (Employers)

Businesses, Organizations that benefit the community, Public Health and Educational Institutions.

Employers must have:

  • Proper bookkeeping practices and policies in place.
  • Third party liability or WSIB coverage.

Financial Assistance

  • Participants may receive regular or enhanced E.I. benefits in place of wages up to $413 per participant week. The employer may “top-up” the participants wage rate if the enhanced E.I. is less than the prevailing wage rate associated with the job. The total amount paid to any participant may not exceed the prevailing wage rate in the area for the occupation.
  • Private sector sponsors contribute 100% of the total project cost excluding participant benefits.
  • Public Sector sponsors can access WCB coverage and very limited overhead costs.
  • A participant in receipt of E.I. benefits must have staffing authorization from G.R.E.A.T.
  • A “reach back” participant will receive income support in place of wages from the employer.
  • Special costs related to a disabled participant may be provided when required.

Duration

Projects will normally last between a minimum of (6) six weeks and up to maximum of fifty-two (52) weeks.

Community Capacity Building

Objective

The Community Capacity Building Program is project driven to asist Six Nations members, organizations, and businesses to build the capacity needed to achieve long-range human resource development. The program supports holistic, integrated and common solutions to facilitate employment, economic development and organizational growth.

The Community Capacity Building Program is available to support a range of project activities including but not limited to:

  • Organizational development (restructuring, streamlining)
  • Strategic partnering (common goals, establishing linkages)
  • Long term community planning.
  • Community self sufficiency

Eligible Project Applicants

Six Nations members, organizations and businesses.

Project Participants

There can be from one to a maximum of three participants on a project.

Financial Parameters

  • Dependant on the activities of the project, the project costs that may be covered will vary from project to project but can include consultant fees, rental of facilities, and participant wages, office supplies and equipment.
  • A contrubution of at least 25% of the project cost from the applicant will be required. In kind contributions will be considered.
  • An annual allocation is assigned each year to the Community Capacity Building program.

Duration

Normally a maximum of one (1) year.

Criteria

  • A detailed proposal must be submitted outlining the goals and objectives, activities, outcomes and budget of the project.
  • Project deliverables must meet at least one of the following community capacity results: self reliance, responsibility, wellness.
  • Six Nations members/organizations/communities are encouraged to use the skills and professional resources of community members (i.e. consultants, facilitators, etc.)
  • Six Nations members/organizations/communities are expected to support businesses and services provided by community members (i.e. printers, caterers, etc.).
  • Six Nations members/organizations/communities are expected to use the facilities within the community. (i.e. meeting rooms, accommodations, etc.)

Employment Ontario

EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO - Your job is out there, we'll help you find it!

Objective

To get the training, skills, and experience to achieve your goals.

Your job is out there and we’ll help you find it. At a time when 70% of all new jobs require post secondary education or enhanced skills training, Employment Ontario helps people get the skills needed to compete in today’s workforce. We also help employers connect with workers.

If you need help finding a job, putting together a resume, improving your interview techniques or upgrading your skills, Employment Ontario is here for you. We are your one-stop shop for all the help you need to find the job you’re looking for.

We can help:

  • Find Jobs on the web
  • Get personalized tips to find work
  • Find a summer job
  • Consider starting your own business

Need education or training?

  • Find the career that’s right for you
  • Finish high school
  • Find out about adult learning opportunities
  • Get personalized career help

I’m unemployed or laid off:

  • Get personalized help
  • Start a new career
  • Be your own boss
  • Get financial help

I’m an Employer, I want to hire:

  • Financial hiring incentives
  • Apprenticeship training tax credit
  • Support for training
  • Downsizing and layoffs
  • Forecast training and hiring needs
  • Incentives for planning

GREEN Internship

Objective

The GREEN Youth Internship Program will provide one (1) post secondary graduate with career related skills enhancement and work experience to help them make a successful transition into the labour market. priority will be given to occupations in the GREEN economy

Eligible Participants

Post secondary graduate within the past three years and up to the age of 30 years who are unemployed or underemployed and a Six Nations band member

Eligible Coordinators

GREEN businesses and organizations. Employers must have:

  • Revenue Canada Taxation number to remit an individual’s Employment Insurance Benefits;
  • Proper bookkeeping practices and policies in place;
  • Third party liability or WSIB coverage.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is negotiable; up to 100 % of entry level salary or wage. Limited training dollars may be available. Special costs related to a disabled participant may be provided if required. No MERC's (Mandatory Employment Related Costs) provided.

Duration

Funding may be provided up to 52 weeks.

Criteria

The internship should result in full time employment in a career related field. Applicants are responsible for seeking out a GREEN employer and must submit a one-page description of why they consider this employer and occupation to be GREEN


Deadline

Apply by December 31, 2010 by making appointment with a Programs & Services Officer at GREAT.

Income Support

Eligible Participants

  • Six Nations Band Member
  • Individuals must be registered with Grand River Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
  • Individuals will provide a resume to G.R.E.A.T. at the discretion of the Programs and Services Officer (PSO), after assessment has been completed.

Training Allowances

Training allowances depend on a participant’s circumstances. However, there are maximums as per G.R.E.A.T. policy.

Allowances are paid at a weekly rate based upon a minimum 25 hours per week and the client's attendance while in a training course.

Training Allowances are paid based on a bi-weekly schedule, with a one-(1) week holdback made through direct deposit.

Dependant Care Allowance

While on training, a participant may qualify for a dependant care allowance to pay for supervised care of dependants. The amount will depend on the number of dependants needing care and the number of hours of supervision required. Childcare will be adjusted based on the Client’s actual attendance at training.

Living-Away-From-Home Allowance

Participants may qualify for an allowance of up to $40 per day or $200 per week for the first two-(2) weeks of training to establish living arrangements. For the remainder of the training a participant may receive up to $25 per day or $125 per week. The individual applying for this allowance must be maintaining two (2) residences.

Commuting Allowance

The following rates are applicable to Six Nations Reserve Residents while in a training program and commuting:

  • On reserve $15/wk
  • To Brantford $20/wk
  • To Hamilton $25/wk

Other commuting distances are calculated at a rate of $0.075 km to a maximum of $125 per week or a monthly bus pass if required.

Travel Assistance

Travel assistance may be provided when an individual is required to relocate to the training site over a long distance. A travel allowance of $.10 per km is available to reach the training site, to return home at the end of the training and to travel home and return over the Christmas holiday season. The assistance may also be provided for individuals to take on temporary employment outside of commuting distance.

Parking Costs

Where parking fees are charged at the training site a participant may receive funding based on the receipts submitted to the PSO. Once established this fee will be included as a part of the training allowance.

Mandatory Course Related Costs

Training courses may require a participant to purchase items over and above those covered by course tuition. These may include equipment, clothing, starting tool kits, etc. Funding may be available on a per participant basis to cover mandatory costs as stipulated by the institution, supporting documentation is required.

Training Outside of Canada

  • Participants may be eligible for training program assistance to attend training courses outside of Canada only when no similar or equivalent training course is offered in Canada.
  • Participants may be eligible for course costs (tuition) up to comparable course costs in Canada.
  • Allowances and tuition may be provided in Canadian funds and the individual will be responsible for paying the remaining amount of tuition caused by the Canadian/US currency rate difference.

Workshops and Seminars

Employed Individuals

may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $450 to cover workshop and/or seminar fees. No travel costs will be provided.

Eligible Participants

must demonstrate in writing how the workshop and/or seminar will benefit their career and a letter of support must be provided from their supervisor on indicating the requirement of the individual to attend based on training plans and/or results of an evaluation.

Self-Employed Individuals

may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $450 to cover workshop and/or seminar fees. No travel costs will be provided. Self-Employed participants must demonstrate in writing how the workshop and/or seminar will benefit their career, business and the community.

Student Program

Objective

The Student Program is designed to provide wage subsidies to employers to provide career-related jobs for students in Canada.

Eligible Employers

Businesses and organizations.

Employers must have:

  • Revenue Canada Taxation number to remit an individual's EmploymentInsurance Benefits.
  • Proper bookkeeping practices and policies in place.
  • Third party liability or WSIB coverage.

Eligible Participants

  • Secondary or Post Secondary students -Six Nations Band Members who are attending school on a full-time basis or over the summer months, students who intend to return to school on a full-time basis after their vacation period.
  • Individual must be registered with Grand River Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
  • Individual will provide a resume to G.R.E.A.T. at the discretion of the Program and Services Officer, (PSO) after assessment has been completed.

Financial Assistance

Private and Public Sector

Wage subsidies may be provided up to the provincial adult minimum wage rate.

Non-Profit Sector

Wage subsiding may be provided up to the provincial adult minimum wage rate. In addition, a contribution toward the employer’s share of mandatory employment related costs (MERCs) is available.

Summer student employment supports to a maximum of $200.00 for travel, first aid/CPR, work boots or short term training must be linked to career related position.

Special costs related to disabled participant may be provided if required.

Duration

  • Summer employment for students may last for a period of up to eighteen (18) weeks.
  • Part-time employment for students attending school on a full-time basis may involve up to fifteen (15) hours per week up to a maximum of fifteen (15) weeks

Summer Challenge

Objective

To provide an opportunity for secondary students ages 16 – 17 years to develop skills through on the job training.

To provide local businesses/organizations with summer help.

To encourage personal development through life skills, job readiness training while stressing the importance of staying in school.

Eligible Employers

  • Community agencies/businesses with good credibility in respect to being able to offer a safe, supervised, positive work environment.
  • Employers offering work experience geared toward career goals.
  • Some experience working with students or youth.

Eligible Participants

  • Six Nations Band Member.
  • Secondary students ages 16 – 17 as identified by school counsellors.

Financial Parameters

  • Wage subsidy equal to student minimum wage for on the job training, attending job readiness, life skills and other training workshops.
  • Special costs related to disabled participant may be provided if required.
  • Coordinator (one per project) is eligible for up to $19.00 / hr (MERCs are covered)
  • Other costs may be covered where required.

Duration

  • Maximum of eight (8) weeks.
  • Minimum 30-hour work week - Maximum 40-hour work week.

Criteria

  • Detailed training plan must be submitted.
  • Safety guidelines should be in place.
  • Must have a Revenue Canada Taxation number to remit an individual’s Employment Insurance Benefits.
  • Third party liability or WSIB coverage required.
  • Proper bookkeeping practices and policies must be in place.
  • Coordinator must have life skills certification or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 10 students per project.

Youth Information Initiative

Objective

Provide youth with the labour market information that they need to make decisions about their education, career and lives.

Fund activities that heighten awareness of youth issues and promote community partnerships with organizations that are providing service for youth.

Eligible Coordinators

  • Organizations working with and for youth, ie career counsellors, community organizations, etc.

Eligible Participants

  • Unemployed youth, Six Nations Band Members who are actively seeking full-time employment or career information.

Financial Assistance

Negotiable up to $15,000.

Duration

Negotiable

Criteria

  • Current labour market and self awareness that assists youth with goal setting and decision making in regards to education, career and life choices.
 
 
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