• Frequently Asked Questions •
What are your business hours?
ACESS is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Where is ACESS located?
Our address is 25 Third Street, Akwesasne, Quebec H0M1A0. From Route 37, follow St. Regis Road all the way down to Third Street (it will be on your left). Once you're on Third Street, about a quarter mile down the road, our offices will be on your right.
What services do you provide for Employers?
ACESS seeks to create mutually beneficial partnerships with employers, matching your hiring/recruitment needs with our job-ready clientele. Our most popular, is our sponsored subsidized wage programs. Want more more information? Please contact our office to speak with an ACESS team member. (613-575-2626). We'd be happy to help you!
What are Employer Eligibility Requirements?
Eligibility Requirements are what we require from YOU (the employer) in order for us to help you and have access to our programs. You can find the Employer Eligibility Requirements here: https://www.acessjobs.ca/programs-services
Do you provide funding to post-secondary students?
Funding is available to clients who apply and have not used up their 208 weeks of funding. Funding is on a case by case basis. You must complete the Akwesasne Career & Employment Support Services application and go through the process.
How long does it take to process my application?
The process can take up to 30 days. This gives us enough time to process applications as they are submitted, verify eligibility and outside funding sources, conduct assessments, and discuss with our staff team before approvals are made.
When can I expect to receive my check?
If you have been approved for funding all checks are required to be mailed. If you have not received your check in the mail, please contact our office for more information. (613.575.2626)
Do you provide any funding while working towards your high school diploma?
As of April 1, 2016, we discontinued funding clients to get their high school diploma.
What are the steps to apply for a summer job? (reserved for ages 14-29)
Do you help fund for work attire? (i.e. safety clothing)
Yes, one time only! You need a letter from your employer stating that you have been hired and that the safety clothing is required to do your job.
When is there a Service Canada Representative at your office?
There is a Canada Service Representative in our Administration building every fourth Tuesday of the month. Walk-ins only. The representative will be here from 9:30am-3:30pm with a break from noon to 1pm for lunch hour. The representative will not see anyone during the lunch hour. Please plan accordingly.