25 Third Street
Akwesasne, QC, H0M 1A0
PO BOX 381
St. Regis, QC, H0M 1A0
Akwesasne Career & Employment Support Services
"ACESS"
(613) 575-2626
info@acessjobs.ca
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Subsidized Wage Programs

Job Opportunity

Program Description

Job Opportunities (on-the-job training) is client-centered and may be used, depending upon the needs of the client, as a stand-alone intervention (e.g. clients with required skills/training who need experience), or as one of a series of interventions (e.g. following successful completion of a training course.

The development of a Job Opportunities proposal is based on the client's need. It starts with the assessment of the client and then matches him/her with a suitable employer.

This program is intended for clients who:

  • Have the basic capacity to maintain a job but face serious labor market difficulties

  • Are not able to secure employment due to factors other than the lack of appropriate job openings

  • Would benefit from a developmental employment experience which would assist them in obtaining permanent or continuing employment

  • Need to demonstrate to employers and themselves their capacities to apply their skills and contribute and adapt to the working environment

Eligible Participants

In addition to those previously mentioned in the Eligibility Requirements,

  • Participants must be 18 years old or older

  • Individuals no longer required by law to attend school and face serious labor market difficulties

Eligible Employers

Financial Assistance may include:

  • Wage contribution up to the current maximum Ontario Employment Insurance(EI) rate

  • Off-site purchased training

  • Special Costs/Leasing of Equipment

  • Special Costs for Disabled Persons

Job Opportunity Info - Spotlight

Duration:

Minimum: 16 weeks  •  Maximum: 52 weeks

 
 

Job Creation

Program Description

The Job Creation program provides for the creation of temporary employment to maintain and use the skills of clients who are determined to be eligible (see below). Proposals must demonstrate that the jobs to be created are in addition to employment planned and targeted. Participants on the project must not take the place of workers or volunteers already employed. Employers are prohibited from laying off regular workers and replacing them with workers eligible for Employment Insurance(EI) benefits.

Eligible Participants

In addition to those previously mentioned in the Eligibility Requirements,

  • Individuals eligible for Employment Insurance Benefits, currently receiving EI Benefits or have had a claim in the past five (5) years or have had a maternity claim in the past five (5) years

  • Participants on a Job Creation project use their entitlement benefits and do not accumulate weeks of insurable employment

  • Participation on a project is on a voluntary basis, and individuals are required to continue an active job search while on a project

Eligible Employers

Financial Assistance may include:

  • Clients continue to receive EI Benefits

  • If no longer active, benefits up to the maximum Ontario EI rate will paid by ACESS

  • Overhead costs for employer

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Duration:

Minimum: 6 weeks  •  Maximum: 52 weeks

 

Self-Employment Assistance

Program Description

The Self-Employment Assistance program provides financial support and business expertise to individuals during the initial development phase of their small business.

The objective of the program is labor market self-sufficiency for clients through self-employment.

This objective is achieved by providing financial support (income) through the provision of Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits or basic allowances, and other support through community organizations.

The proposed venture must be full-time, meaning the participant must devote at least 30 hours per week to implement his/her business and must also:

  • Be starting a new business; or

  • Taking over an existing business in which he/she had no prior ownership

  • Must be suitable for public funding

  • The place of business must be located within the territory of Akwesasne

  • The participant must be self-employed and not be working on commission

  • Conversion from a hobby to a business is acceptable

Eligible Participants

In addition to those previously mentioned in the Eligibility Requirements,

  • Clients who have not previously participated in the self-employment assistance activity funded by ACESS

  • Clients who have completed: appropriate training, an exercise on suitability for self-employment and a business plan

Financial Assistance may include:

  • Training Costs

  • Training Allowance

  • Supplementary allowances (child care/commuting)

  • Overhead Costs

Duration:

Maximum duration of agreement is 50 weeks

 

Local Projects

Program Description

The Local Projects program is made up of two components:

  1. Training Projects

  2. Development Projects

Training Projects must include a training component and a practical work experience. This program us aimed at workers with serious problems adjusting to the labor market.

Development Projects will not include a training component. Activities sponsored must support the implementation of a Community Development Plan that has been established by a viable organization within the community that assists in the creation of stable jobs. With the elimination of significant barriers which currently prevents the securing and/or maintaining employment.

Eligible Participants

In addition to those previously mentioned in the Eligibility Requirements,

  • Clients who have the capacity (training) but lack experience

  • Clients who are having difficulty with transition from school to work

Financial Assistance may include:

  • Training Costs

  • Wages of participants up to the maximum Ontario Employment Insurance(EI) rate

  • Wages of admin staff

  • Merc for participants and admin staff (NFPs)

  • Overhead Costs (NFPs)

  • Capital Costs (NFPs)

  • Special Costs/Leasing of Equipment

  • Special Costs for Disabled Persons

Duration:

Minimum: 16 weeks  •  Maximum: 52 weeks

 

Employer Eligibility

To be eligible to apply as a sponsor if an ACESS project, an eligible organization or employer is defined as one that has been in existence and fully operational for at least six months as demonstrated by:

  • Registration with revenue Canada

  • Banking and Operations (payroll, administration, production, sales, etc)

  • Proof of Insurance Coverage (WSIB/CNESST Comprehensive General Liability) for participating clients for the duration of the funded activity at a level appropriate to the activities to be undertaken

An organization or employer that cannot meet these guidelines as determined by the Akwesasne Career & Employment Support Services may be directed to other ACESS programs or may use a Third-Party Sponsor.