Chippewa of the Thames Wiiji
Anookeewin - Employment & Training is
Recruiting Casual Labourers for the
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
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 holidays.
“While in pursuit of opportunities, goals and
ambitions for DesknZiibii, we the team of
Wiijii Anookeewin will remain dedicated to
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
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
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 School Board.
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 experience.
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 Employment Initiative)
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 programs.
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 of wages.
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
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
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
Employment & Training Support - Carolyn Henry - 205