Attention Treaty #3 Post Secondary Students
ANNOUNCING THE CAREER EMPLOYMENT MATCH PROGRAM 2023
“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.
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:
Approved Wage rates to be determined by the year of study completed in spring of 2023:
|Year of Completion in Spring of 2023||CEM Contribution per hour||Minimum Employer Contribution – 10%|
|Completion of Year One||$15.50||$ 1.55|
|Completion of Year Two||$16.50||$ 1.65|
|Completion of Year Three||$17.50||$ 1.75|
|Completion of Year Four||$18.50||$ 1.85|
|Completion of Year Five or final||$19.50||$ 1.95|
Students who are eligible:
Employers who are eligible:
1. What is my first step?
Update your resume and using your job search skills find an eligible employer who can provide you with the quality work experience related to your field of study. Please refer to eligible employer guidelines below. 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
130 Main Street, Kenora
1-800-545-5113, ext 249
Employment Advisor– Eastern Area Office
1455 Idylwild Drive, Nanicost, Fort Frances
1-800-545-5113, ext 263
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 is eligible and has agreed to hire you, complete the attached Student Application form. The employer will also have to complete the attached Employer Application form. Please contact Misty Castle, Youth Programs Co-ordinator at 1-800-545-5113, ext 230 or email: [email protected] for further information.
3. When are applications accepted?
Applications will be accepted starting March 20th, 2023. The application process will continue until the available budget is spent. We encourage students to start their job search as soon as possible.
4. When will I, or my employer, be notified of a decision that the funding is approved to hire me?
Once both the Student and Employer application is received, an assessment follows and official notification will be within 5 business days if all information is provided. Based on the assessment, the employer and student may be required to provide additional information or clarification.
5. What are my chances for receiving funding?
With limited funding; not all applications may receive the level of funding as requested or may be assessed against other priorities.
Assessment: All applications will undergo an assessment process, which will include but not limited to:
Submit: Mail, fax, email your application package
Contact Misty Castle at 1-800-545-5113, ext. 230. or email: [email protected] for further information about the program or application process.
Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong Employment and Training Centre
580 Lakeview Drive, P.O. Box 2909, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X8 Fax: (807) 468-1813
For Treaty #3 Students in Grade 9-12
Objective: To promote and recognize the importance of completing high school, career goal planning and achievement in the school and community. The theme for 2020 is building “Leadership”
Eligible student applicants must provide a school and support letter, a brief written biography and complete the Student Application form and a 500-word essay or submit a video clip.
Video clips must be no more than 2 minutes with a head shot. You will be introducing yourself, what school you are attending, your career goals, what helps you succeed in school and an encouraging message to other students about “Leadership”.
All student achievers must be prepared to attend a Shooniyaa Wa- Biitong sponsored event (location / dates to be determined). An invitation with details will be sent after final selections.
Submissions are to be mailed or delivered by the deadline date to:
Student Achievers Award Program
580 Lakeview Drive, P.O. Box 2909
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8
DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2020
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tracey Councillor, Youth Programs Coordinator at 1-800-545-5113 Eastern Area Office. [email protected]
Video Clip Technical Requirements:
Tips for Making a Great Video:
Objective: To provide an opportunity for Youth participants to participate in innovative project activities that contribute towards the acquisition of personal life skills, essential employment skills, the building of leadership skills, career awareness and strong work ethic. These skills are essential in order for Youth to achieve their personal goals. While on the project, Youth participants, under guided supervision, will take responsibility for the initial design, development, implementation and evaluation of a project. Projects that demonstrate that they are inclusive of all Youth and include a peer mentoring component, i.e. aspiring Youth leaders mentoring Youth at risk, will be the priority. Successful projects thrive in a nurturing climate of encouragement, support and a belief and confidence in their abilities.
A. Type of Projects:
Projects that demonstrate that they can meet the program objectives are eligible. The main beneficiaries of projects are the Youth and the community.
If you are unsure, please discuss your idea with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong before applying.
B. All projects have to include the following activities:
C. Program Criteria:
Number of Project Participants:
A project must have a minimum of 6 and no more than 10 Youth participating in the project.
A project must be a minimum of 12 weeks and no more than 20 weeks.
Who can Apply:
Applicants must be able to enter into and sign a legal agreement. Youth groups can be sponsored through a First Nation or an incorporated non-profit Aboriginal organization located within the Treaty #3 area.
The total budget available for Youth Projects is $80,000. Therefore depending on the number of applicants, not all projects and/or all costs may necessarily receive funding as requested. Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong has the authority to limit the number of participants or number of weeks as a result of budgetary limitations.
Eligible Financial Assistance:
Projects have the option to choose either one of the following:
The project will be assessed on the following:
Application Deadline : More Information to Follow
For further information or assistance with your application, please contact Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor at 1-800-545-5113 or (807) 468-2030 or you may contact the Program Officer in your area.
For Treaty #3 Students in Grade 9-12
Objective: To encourage confidence and develop skills in public speaking and deliver a speech to an audience on a topic that is relevant to today’s world.
Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong is accepting submissions for speeches from Treaty #3 high school and alternative education students in grades 9 to 12. Two prizes of $300 each will be awarded for the best speech entry. One in the Grade 9 and 10 category and another in the Grade 11 and 12 category.
This year’s Speech Contest will be “Climate Change”.
What is Climate Change? What does Climate Change means to you? What do you see happening? What can we do to make an impact in the community or at home. What careers could be explored in this field? What Education is required in this field?
Please enclose all the supporting documentation with your speech as follows:
If your speech is selected:
An invitation letter will be sent to speech winners with details. Please note you will be introduced using your bio information.
Speech Contest Deadline: March 8, 2019
Submissions are to be mailed, emailed, or delivered by the deadline date to:
580 Lakeview Drive, P.O. Box 2909
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Youth Coordinator or Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor at (807) 468-2030, [email protected] Toll-free at 1-800-545-5113
The Ogimaa Binesiiyog – Youth Ranger Program is a summer employment program, starting in 2013, this unique program evolved through a partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong (SWB), and the United Native Friendship Center (UNFC). The teams are made up of a balance of Anishinaabe and non-indigenous youth from surrounding communities. The program provides these youth with valuable hands-on land-based work experience, personal and professional skills development, and the opportunity to expand cultural, traditional and technical knowledge of natural resources management and the importance of taking care of the land for generations to come.
Email: [email protected]