Employment & Training

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

METS coordinates and administrates quality training and employment for the Thirteen First Nations in Nova Scotia.  METS was originally formed in April 1991 as The Pathway Secretariat later in April 1996 METS was formed and incorporated under The Societies Act of Nova Scotia.  METS supplies labour market needs for all Employers in Nova Scotia and/or across Canada that want to engage with METS For the labour Market needs of Nova Scotia Status First Nations. Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat.

Services provided by METS:

  • Native Employment Officers (NEO)
  • Counseling & testing
  • Referral Service to other agencies
  • Administrative services
  • Liaison to government departments
  • Financial services

METS receives funding from Human Resource Development Canada to help identify and coordinate and fund for the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia regardless of their residency.

Employment Insurance Funds (EI)

To train Mi’kmaq people who are in receipt of EI or have been on EI within the past 36 months or 60 months for a maternity claim.

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Consolidated Revenue Funds (CRF) to assist Mi’kmaq people who do not qualify for funding under the Employment Insurance Program.

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Work Experience Training

  • 4 – 26 weeks
  • Training outline required
  • Apprenticeship & non apprenticeship training
  • Non profit employers or at a reduced rate for profit employers.

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Skill Enhancement

  • Available for employed staff in danger of losing their employment.
  • Salary dollars for staff on training are not eligible
  • Tuition and registration costs covered

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Project Based Training

  • All direct training costs may be eligible to be reimbursed
  • Allowances or stipends may be paid to trainees
  • Cost sharing is encouraged

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Single Seat Purchase

  • Trainees should be at least 19 years of age and out of school for one (1) year
  • Tuition and books can be covered
  • Allowances, travel & daycare can be covered
  • Incremental training can be covered up to 36 months with a career plan.

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Job Creation Program (JCP)

  • Can train one or more clients
  • Can run from 4 to 26 weeks
  • Maximum weekly payment $435.00 not insurable earnings
  • $100.00 per week available for other costs
  • $25.00 per week available for training costs

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

Self Employment Program

  • Wage replacement up to $435.00 per week
  • Clients funded up to 52 weeks
  • Viable business plan required
  • Costs under this program are shared whenever possible.

Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat

METS supplies labor market needs for all Employers in Nova Scotia and/or across Canada that want to engage with METS for the labor Market needs of Nova Scotia Status First Nations.

Department Coordinator

Mary Gould

Mary Gould

Email: bubblo@eskasonibc.ns.ca
Tel: (902) 379-2800
Fax: (902) 379-2172


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