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

New! At this challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong will consider employment positions that conform to the current and developing health and safety needs of employers and students. Employment positions must respect workplace health and safety requirements, including the unique and dynamic requirements arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employment positions must also adhere to community/government COVID-19 pandemic plans. It is very important for the health and safety of students, employers, and those whom they serve that employers and students acknowledge and follow these health and safety requirements as the pandemic situation unfolds.

If the employment position’s jobs can be fulfilled remotely, employers will be asked how they plan to mentor and supervise the student working remotely, and how the employer plans to provide any reasonable accommodations for the student as may be required. While working from home may provide some technological challenges, Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong is prepared to take all reasonable steps to address those challenges.

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 and eligible employer;Students must register as a “jobseeker” through the 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 April 27, 2020 to August 28, 2020, but limited to maximum of 12 weeks and up to 35 hours per week; Employers have the option to extend employment period at their own cost;

Approved Wage rates to be determined by the year of study completed in spring of 2020:

Year of Completion in Spring of 2020 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
  • Be a Treaty #3 member under our ISET agreement;
  • Be up to 30 years of age, at time of application;
  • Be available to attend a Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong sponsored Youth oriented 1-day event if selected

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;
  • Agree to allow student (if selected) to attend Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong sponsored Youth event 1-day with notice;
  • Employer must agree to participate in a 1-day workshop with travel grant and lunch to be provided;
  • Be in satisfactory standing with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong – i.e. previous and/or current projects;
  • Agree to the “Employment and Training Agreement”

1. What is my first step?

Market yourself so that you are successful in finding an eligible employer who can provide you with the quality work experience related to your field of study and is able to provide supervision and mentorship. Review and have the attached program description available for the employer to review. Contact or visit one of our Employment and Training Centres listed below to speak to an Employment Advisor, to update your resume or for guidance on job-search skills and labour market information.

Ozhibii’igewigamig Employment and Training Centre
326 Second Street South
Kenora, ON
1-800-545-5113, ext. 249

Anokiiwin Office of Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong
1455 Idylwild Drive, Nanicost Building
Fort Frances, ON
1-800-545-5113, ext. 201

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?

Applications will be accepted up to May 29, 2020 or until funds are committed whichever comes first and any remaining funds will be considered on a case by case basis.  We encourage everyone to submit their complete application and signed Employer/Student application form as soon as possible.

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.

Assessment:  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 email your application package.  Deliveries will not be accepted.

click on link for access to application:

CEM Application Package 2020 – WORD

CEM Application Package 2020 – PDF

Contact Marie Seymour, via email at; or Shirley Kelly at for further information about the program or application process.

Mail 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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