Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission


Employment Success Story: Peter Deer Lands a New Job at Playground
March 8, 2023

Determination, dedication, and consistency are just a few words that can describe Peter Deer, who, after a year of hard work, finished his accounting classes at NOVA Career Center and accessed Tewatohnhi’saktha’s Job Seekers Service.  “I used the job seeker service as soon as I was able to send out my resume in early September as I was close to finishing school at this point, and I knew I was going to look for work.” said Deer.  After applying to a few businesses that were looking for an accountant with Peter’s skills and experience he received a call back from Playground regarding their Administrative Coordinator position.  “I received a call from a recruiter, Kate Montgomery, from Playground and she asked me what type of work I was looking for. I applied for any position they offered as I wanted to see my name come across their desk. I was confident that she would help get me a job somewhere where I can apply my accounting knowledge.”

The Job Seekers service at Tewatohnhi’saktha is for anyone who is seeking support in finding employment.  Our Workforce Development Counselors are here to help match you with employers that are looking for your set of skills and experience.

Peter comes from a family who had always been in the business of owning businesses, he always had an interest in administrative and accounting duties and responsibilities and felt that the transition from his past job would be an easy one. “It has been nothing but a positive experience. The culture at Playground is amazingly upbeat, and the help and resources are everywhere you need them to be. I have never had a day where I do not want to be there.” said Deer.

“I would and do recommend Tewatohnhi’saktha as a resource and reference to anyone who is considering going back to school. They answered all the questions I had about accounting classes at NOVA. The counselors make you feel comfortable and confident applying for school. I had nothing but a great experience with Tewa.”

If you are interested in returning to school or finding a job, please visit tewa.ca/job-seekers or contact Client Support Clerk, Rachel Leborgne at rachel.leborgne@kedc.biz