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Labour Market Program Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (A.S.E.T.S)


As a result of the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement (AHRDA); Louis Bull First Nation provides programming to the Louis Bull Band members who reside on or off reserve.


In June 2009, The Government of Canada announced a new Federal Framework for the Aboriginal Economic Development, a government wide platform for the improvement of the Aboriginal participation in the economy. The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) supports of the key pillars of the Framework, a skilled Aboriginal workforce – by improving labour market outcome for First Nations, Metis, and the Inuit via demand driven skills development, strategic partnerships, and increased accountability.


A.S.E.T.S. is the successor strategy to the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (AHRDS), which sunsets September 30th, 2010. Launched in 1999, as part of the Government of Canada's response to the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, the AHRDS has assisted over 480,000 men and women to develop career focused employment action plans, facilitating the return of approximately 155,000 Aboriginal people to work and 51,000 people to school for further training.

Labour Market Programs


  • Wage Subsidies:


This program is designed to assist individuals who require work experience to secure employment. Employers who are willing to provide on-the-job training with the intent to hire upon completion may apply for a wage subsidy.


  • Self- Employment:


To assist unemployed individuals who are EI eligible establish their own businesses or become self employed


  • Employment Assistance Services:


To support organizations that provides employment assistance services to the unemployed.


  • Labour Market Partnership:


To support employers, employees or employer associations, community groups and communities in developing and implementing strategies for dealing with labour force adjustments and meeting human resource requirements.


  • Job Creation Partnership:


The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to assist individual clients on the job training with employers with the intent of full time employment upon completion of a project.


  • Skills Development:


Louis Bull Human Resources workshops will point you in the right direction.


This program is designed for individuals who require training to secure employment. Individuals may apply for this program through an application process. Applicants approved for funding may be eligible to receive financial assistance for tuition costs as well as a monthly training allowance, clients may be receiving EI benefits and still qualify for the programs. This does not include post secondary diplomas or degrees. For more information on eligibility, or apply for individual funding contact: Louis Bull Human Resources at 780.585.3978.


  • Basic Computer Skills:


  • We will introduce beginners to the computer and Microsoft Word.

  • Beginners will learn the basics of writing and developing great quality resumes

  • They will also cover everything they need to know in order to type up, save, and print a resume.

  • Beginner clients will have created their own resumes by the end of the workshop!


  • Job Search Strategies:


This workshop will cover such topics as:


  • Hidden Job Market

  • Labour Market Information

  • Networking

  • Information Interviews

  • Contact lists

  • Marketing scripts – what to say to prospective employers on the phone or in person


  • Interview Skills:


This workshop will cover such topics as:

  • Types of interviews

  • Preparation for an interview

  • What happens during an interview

  • Stress management

  • Interviews DO's and DONT's Identifying types of questionn

  • Interview role playing


  • Labour Market Program Requirements:


  • Minimum funding age is 19 years old

  • Out of school for one year or more

  • Client must demonstrate financial need

  • Express a serious commitment

  • Clients may be on EI benefits


For short term programs applications should be submitted two weeks in advance of start date of the program. All training sponsorship programs have to lead towards employment Individuals may apply for any programs through an application process


LBT Human Services


Portfolio Holder:
Tammy Moonias


Frances Bull-Strongman


Programs Coordinator:

Janet Raine


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