Attention Treaty #3 Post Secondary Students
“A Summer Employment Program for Post-Secondary Students”

If you are up to 30 years of age, currently attending a recognized post-secondary institution and will be looking for a job for the summer, inquire about the Career Employment Match Program. This program is intended to provide you, as a post-secondary student with employment that is related to your specific field of study. Please read the program guidelines and criteria to ensure that you meet eligibility guidelines.

Priority: All jobs will be considered; however, careers that are identified as a “skills shortage” in the Treaty #3 area will be given priority.

Objective: To provide summer employment opportunities to Treaty 3 post-secondary students in career-related employment in their specific field of study.

Application Guidelines and Criteria:

  • Employment must be related to student’s career goals and field of study;
  • Student must be attending a recognized post-secondary institute and provide a letter of verification;
  • Students must take initiative of finding a suitable employer;
  • Students must register online as a “jobseeker” through Anokiiwin Job Connect website: and submit resume with program application;
  • Employers must register as an “employer” through the Anokiiwin Job Connect website;
  • Employment can take place anytime between May 13, 2019 to August 30, 2019;
  • Approved Wage rate to be determined by the year of study completed in spring of 2019:
Year of Completion in Spring of 2019 CEM Contribution per hour Minimum Employer

Contribution – 10%

Completion of Year One $14.00 $ 1.40
Completion of Year Two $14.60 $ 1.46
Completion of Year Three $15.60 $ 1.56
Completion of Year Four $16.60 $ 1.66
Completion of Year Five $17.60 $ 1.76


Students who are eligible:

  • Must have completed at least one year of full-time post-secondary studies and be resuming full-time studies in the fall of 2019;
  • Must be a Treaty #3 member, up to 30 years of age, at time of application;
  • Must be available to attend a Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong Youth oriented sponsored 1 day event

Employers who are eligible:

  • Non-profit, or private sector, in operation for a minimum of 6 months and provide evidence;
  • Be able to contribute a minimum of 10% towards hourly wage of above noted rates;
  • Costs for Mandatory Employment Related Costs, and WSIB/private insurance, are eligible for non-profit employers;
  • Must have third party liability insurance or WSIB;
  • Must be able to provide quality work experience, safety polices, training and guided supervision;
  • Must agree to allow student to attend Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong sponsored event (1-day);
  • Must be in satisfactory standing with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong – i.e. previous or current projects
  • Agree to the “Employment and Training Agreement”

1. What is my first step?
Find an employer who can provide you with the work experience related to your field of study and is able to provide supervision and mentorship. Have the attached program description available for the employer to review. You will need to market yourself so that you are successful in convincing an employer to hire you through the Career Employment Match Program. Contact one of our Employment and Training Centres listed below for guidance on job-search skills and labour market information.

Ozhibii’igewigamig Employment and Training Centre
Unit 14 – 308 Second Street South
Kenora, ON
(807) 467-3090

Anokiiwin Office of Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong
401 Mowat Avenue
Fort Frances, ON
(807) 274-0090

2. What happens after I find an employer and the employer has agreed to hire me under the Career Employment Match Program?

If the employer has agreed to hire you, complete the attached Student application form. The employer also will have to complete the attached Employer application form. The employer can contact Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor (807) 468-2030 or 1-800-545-5113, should there be any questions on the program or application process.

3. When is the deadline to submit my application and the employer’s application?

The deadline for submitting both the Student and Employer application is April 26, 2019.

4. When will I or my employer be notified of a decision that the funding is approved to hire me?

Your employer will receive an official approval letter to hire you by May 3, 2019, should your application be approved.

5. What are my chances for receiving funding?

There is an increasing demand on the CEM program and limited funding, not all eligible applications may receive funding. Applications may be approved at a lesser amount or reduced number of weeks.


All applications will undergo an assessment process, which will include:

  • Student and Employer meet eligibility criteria;
  • The job is identified as a skills shortage in the Treaty #3 area;
  • The value of the work experience being provided;
  •  The employment matches the career/educational field of the student;
  • Availability of program funds.

Deadline: Mail, fax , or deliver your application package by April 26, 2019

click on link for access to application:

CEM Application Package 2019 – WORD

CEM Application Package 2019 – PDF

Contact the Program Officer in your area for further information about the program, application process or assistance with your job search.

Or contact Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor at the main office at 1-800-545-5113 or (807) 468-2030.

Mail, fax or deliver your application package to:

Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong Training and Employment Centre for the Treaty No. 3 Area
580 Lakeview Drive
P.O. Box 2909
 Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X8
Fax: (807) 468-1813

Faxed applications will be accepted for deadline purposes; however the original applications will be required for processing.

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