Anishinabek Employment and Training Services

Service: Employment and Training Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Head office: Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, P.O. Box 193, Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Catchment area includes the following First Nations communities and reserves:  
  • Animbiigoo Zaagiigan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway)  
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River) 
  • Kiashke Zaaging Anishinabek (Gull Bay First Nation)  
  • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point) 
  • Michipicoten First Nation  
  • Pays Plat First Nation  
  • Pic Mobert First Nation  
  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation)  
  • Red Rock Indian Band
Description (Agency) A community organization that focuses on employment and training initiatives for Aboriginal people to create a skilled Aboriginal workforce
Description (Service) Delivers Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) related programs and services to members of the participating communities
Offers the following services: 
Client Resource Centre 
  • Provides computer and internet access, resume and cover letter assistance, photocopier/fax machine, phone, job board, local/regional newspapers, resource library, TV/VCR, children's play area
Employment Counselling 
  • Provides guidance, assessment and career planning services 
  • Offers training courses that may be purchased by individuals who have identified an employment opportunity and require specific training
Employment Start-Up 
  • Provides financial assistance to individuals who have been offered a job and require specific work items, including clothes, footwear, safety equipment or occupation specific supplies
Wage Subsidy 
  • Provides on-the-job training and/or direct work experience
Mobility Assistance 
  • Provides travel assistance to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed and have a confirmed employment interview 
  • Offers relocation assistance based on offer of employment
Self Employment Benefits 
  • Provides assistance to those starting their own business
Disability Supports 
  • Provides employment and training supports to individuals with identified disabilities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation ; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg ; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation ; Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation ; Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation ; Michipicoten First Nation ; Pays Plat First Nation ; Pic Mobert First Nation ; Red Rock Indian Band ; Thunder Bay
  • On or off reserve First Nations members of the nine participating communities or individual based programs 
  • Must be unemployed, underemployed, or out of school for 12 months 
  • Program must not be eligible for Band Post Secondary funding 
  • Demonstrated need for assistance
Employment Counselling 
  • Individuals must successfully complete employment counselling and an assessment process in order to be eligible for training purchases
  • Recommendations for referral to a First Nation's Review Committee are based on a successful completion of the Employment Counselling and Assessment Process 
  • Requests considered on a first come first served basis and reviewed pending availability of funding 
  • Process takes 2-4 weeks and approval must be confirmed prior to starting
Languages English ; Ojibway
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-346-0307
Toll Free Phone 1-866-870-2387
Fax 807-346-0310
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Primary Executive John DeGiacomo, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 277 Park Ave
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1C4
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Intersection Park Ave and Algoma St S
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1997
Funding Federal - Human Resources Development Canada