Indigenous Skilland Employment Training Strategy

ISETS is a Nationwide program that runs through Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). The funding is divided to each province, which has an office to assist with the area. ISETS works with participants, employers and institutes to ensure participants are engaged in training programs that will directly lead to employment opportunities. The program has direct policies to ensure individuals are offered the appropriate assistance.

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Those eligible to apply for ISETS funding: 

  • Off-reserve Indigenous Peoples who are permanent residents of Ontario
  • Students enrolled in post-secondary training courses that are 2 years or less in duration (a client enrolled in a multi-year course must re-apply for funding each year), or students enrolled in their last and final year of university studies
  • Full time students
  • Attending courses where training takes place at a school or training site
  • On training plans that coincide with current and future ON job market information based on the region the client is willing to work in
  • Those who are unemployed, underemployed or do not possess employable skills

What is required in order to apply? 

  • An acceptance letter from the training institution
  • A schedule of ALL fees for the course from the school
  • Documentation from the school stating the start date and end date of the training
  • Address, phone number and fax number of the training institution or business
  • Contact person at the training institution or business
  • A current résumé
  • If the client is currently drawing EI benefits their caseworker’s name and contact information is required, as well as, the dates of their EI claim
  • If the client is currently a Social Assistance recipient their case worker’s name and contact information is required
  • Details and contact information of any other funding partners that the client has already secured funding from

We also offer an access area with computers, a printer, internet access and fax services. If you would like more information on ISETS services please contact our department:

Samantha Batisse
ISETS Coordinator
1-888-647-7874 ext. 2020
s.batisse@keepersofthecircle.com