Chippewa of the Thames Wiiji Anookeewin - Employment &
Recruiting Casual Labourers for the following positions:
v General Office
v Heavy Machinery
v Social Service
Ø Please submit an
updated resume with your current and up to date contact information with a
Chippewa of the Thames Employment and Training would like members to
ensure that our Casual Labour list is current with your updated information so
that our office can match employment opportunities with our updated list.
Our office will do our best to ensure that the Employment opportunities
that come through our office will match up to your skills and training. We will
refer your names to possible employers, and market your skills and training to
help you find stable employment.
If you have any questions about our available jobs or training please
call our office at 519-289-2662 or fax to 519-289-3117.
Please drop off your updated resume and CPIC to our Head Office at 77
Anishnaabeg Rd, at the Wiiji Anookeewin - Employment and Training Centre
anytime between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding business
“While in pursuit of
opportunities, goals and
ambitions for DesknZiibii, we the
Wiijii Anookeewin will remain
the responsibilities entrusted
within our sacred
understanding of integrity”……
Chippewas of the Thames Employment and
training receives funding through Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training
Strategy through Service Canada. Funding is available for Chippewas
of the Thames Band Members. However, there are services that are
available to the general public and can be accessed for free.
Employment and Training services
are available for anyone needing assistance in the following areas.
We provide our clients with the use of a
telephone for the purpose of making employment related
calls. Telephone Interview services are also available.
Fax and Photocopy services
A photocopier and fax service is
available for clients needing resumes faxed or photocopied.
Employment and Training has access to an
assorted collection of resources material which includes the following:
Resource material consists of NOC
Binders, Resume and Interview tips. These are available for clients
needing to research the position they are trying to obtain.
Features Employment Opportunities
available within the surrounding areas.
Computer Use equipped with
Internet to access Job bank and other employment related sites. Each
computer has Winway Resume software to assist with creating resumes cover
letters and Reference sheets.
Wiijii Anookeewin Adult Training Centre
Adult upgrading to receive a GED or self
study program is a credited program delivered with Thames Valley district
To register for the Self Study course,
Adults will need to take their transcript and $15 registration fee and apply at
G. A. Wheable Centre for Adult education. Jeff Clarke is the hired
tutor to offer assistance to anyone in need. Jeff is available Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
To register for upgrading an adult cen
schedule to meet with Sue Gallant the teacher from T.V.D.S.B. Tutoring service
is provided if the student requires assistance with this.
Employment Counselling is available for
clients needing to obtain an Employment Action Plan. Our department
can assist clients with many services such as resumes, job searchs and training
opportunities. Funding for most training programs are limited to our
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
band members can apply to receive training opportunities, a client will need to
meet with our Employment Counselor a couple of times before an application will
be approved. Our band members can be assisted through training
opportunities regardless of their geographical location. Training
programs that Employment and Training currently run are:
Aboriginal Skills Training Option(Training and/or Academic upgrading)
Community Band members can apply for
training opportunities clients may need this to become more
employable. To be eligible clients need a Grade 12 diploma and meet
the trades criteria for eligibility. Clients are eligible to receive
assistance to obtain a grade 12 diploma or GED. For more information
please contact Employment and Training.
Aboriginal Labour Force Development Option (Job Creation)
This program is sometimes known as a Job
Creation program, participants gain on-the-job skills and possible employment
from the employer. Job Creation is for clients that have
successfully completed training with a trade school and require work
Aboriginal New Start (Employment Start-up)
This program is available to clients who
have received employment but need assistance until they receive their first
pay. Clients that need a CPIC or employment related training (i.e. First
Aid, CPR, WHIMS) may qualify to receive assistant from our program.
Aboriginal Business Incentive (Self
Community members have access to this
program if they are wishing to start their own business. Employment
and Training are working with Economic Development department in order to
review Business Plans submitted by the client. Clients have the
chance to attend the Small Business Centre in London, members work with the
Small Business centre in order to receive loans, grants or other funding
Aboriginal Labour force Development (Targeted Wage Subsidy)
Clients have that ability to gain work
experience through the Targeted Wage Subsidy program. If
a partner with potential employers to provide the participant with ten
weeks of work experience and training and also to share equally divided costs
How to Apply for Funding
All Clients will need to submit an
application and obtain an Employment Action plan before funding is
obtained. Employment and Training will assess each client based on
information provided and also skills and experiences.
Training levels are classified
as Priority numbers 1 – 5
A client will need to meet with
Employment and Training and based on information on file or information
received from the client they are classified at a level.
These levels help our department by,
giving us a starting point on how long we will need to work with a client until
they are able to receive long term permanent Employment.
Level 1 - A participant who has no High school diploma and/or experience and
is currently looking towards training or education.
Level 2 – They have work experience and may only need a few credits to
receive a High School Diploma/ GED.
Level 3 – May have trades tickets/ seal or certification and may
need to upgrade them.
Level 4 – They currently have all certification within their career
but may need work experience.
Level 5 – The participant has obtained full time employment and my
need assistance to relocate from the reserve to be regionally assessable to
their new place of employment or the participant may need minimal
assistance to purchase safety equipment, tools or uniform/ work clothes.
Meet our staff:
Employment & Training Co-ordinator
- Crystal Kechego - 201