Assessment Time Frame: Minimum six (6) weeks.
- To provide an employment opportunity for an unemployed eligible participant who requires assistance to overcome existing or anticipated labour market barriers. This opportunity may lead to continued employment with the sponsor.
- To provide a wage subsidy, employment related costs and related training dollars for an unemployed eligible participant.
- Sponsors will endeavor to hire participant upon project completion.
Aboriginal Bands/Tribal Councils;
Not-for-profit employers; (less than 100 employees)
- Aboriginal & non-aboriginal companies (sole proprietors, partnerships)
- Aboriginal & non-aboriginal corporations without share capital;
- Churches and religious organizations;
- Community groups, charitable and voluntary organizations;
- Associations of workers and employers, professional and industrial organizations;
- Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce;
- Ad hoc groups;
- Public health and public educational institutions;
- Municipal governments;
For-profit employers; (less than 100 employees)
ALL FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS MUST BE OPERATIONAL FOR A PERIOD OF 1 YEAR OR MORE
- Aboriginal and non-aboriginal companies (sole proprietors, partnerships);
- Aboriginal & non-aboriginal corporations with share capital;
- Self-employed aboriginal persons;
- Federal corporations;
- Provincial corporations;
- Private health and private education institutions.
- Must be First Nations/Inuit;
- Must be working age;
- Long term unemployed (3 months or more);
- No longer required by law to attend school;
- Participant may have marketable skills but lack work experience in area in which the work experience and/or training will occur.
Activities, Duration, & Cost
- Projects provide skills to assist the eligible participant in removing employment barriers.
- Activities should prepare participants for gainful employment with the sponsor.
- May be full-time or a minimum of 30 hours per week.
- On-the-job and/or off-the-job training are encouraged.
Duration: Negotiable. Up to 8 weeks.
Eligible Costs: the following are eligible costs, subject to negotiations.
- Not-For-Profit Participant wages – subject to job description and skill set.
- For-Profit Employers: capped at minimal wage and applicable MERCS, with the employer topping up salary and MERCS to job value rate.
- Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs): Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) rate, and holiday pay.
- Training costs (includes training costs, textbooks, instructional material).
- Special costs are negotiable for participants with disabilities.
- It is expected sponsor will provide top-up wages and their portion of the mandatory employment related costs (MERCs) as part of the sponsor contribution.
Approval and Application Process:
- Program Officer reviews proposal content and poses assessment questions to sponsor.
Projects under $50,000 are reviewed and approved internally at SASET.
Projects $50,000 and over are reviewed internally and then approved by SASET Advisory Committee at their next convened meeting.
* It takes a minimum of four (4) weeks to assess a proposal.
* The following documents are required:
- Completed and signed original TWS application
- Cover letter
- Band Council Resolution (BCR) or board motion decision sheet
- Job title and detailed job description
- Detailed training plan (include dates, time frames, number of hours, activities, and objectives)
- Course outlines and locations for any off-site training
- Copy of instructors/trainers resumes
- Specify or outline Sponsor/Partner contributions