Funding is available for employers and community-based organizations for individuals, youth and alter-abled clients who want to develop skills for an identified employment opportunity or career/work goal.

For funding consideration, employers are required to contact a team member at Gezhtoojig Employment and Training via email at or call us toll free 1-800-361-9256 to arrange an interview for eligibility.

The approval process involves consultation with many community partners and is a vital part of the recommendation process for each client. Contact should be made at least three weeks prior to the start date of the initiative.

Eligibility for financial assistance is determined on an individual basis. The sponsor must fulfill the following:

  1. Have favourable financial standing and acceptable accounting practices.
  2. Does not have any outstanding training overpayments with Gezhtoojig Employment and Training and has fulfilled previous contract obligations.
  3. Registered employer with Revenue Canada and provides proper insurance coverage.

All requests must be approved prior to starting any training program.

Application and Intake Process

Completion of Forms by Employer:

  1. Training Proposal/Work Plan – Training Proposal.pdf
  2. Job Posting/Job Description
  3. Payment Claim Form – Payment Claim Form

Completion of Intake Forms by Client – Once Identified:

  1. Gezhtoojig Participant Registration Form – download
  2. Employment Ontario Participant Registration – download

Once documentation has been completed by the employer and client, and received in the Gezhtoojig Employment and Training office, an Executive Summary is completed and presented to the First Nation. Once a decision has been made, an approval or denial letter is prepared and mailed to the employer and individual.

Contracts must be signed and completed fully before commencing any interventions.