Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Job Creation Initiative

Job Creation Initiative

After thoroughly discussing your work experience and qualifications with a Workforce Development Counselor, and together develop an action plan. He/she will verify if you qualify for the Job Creation Initiative.

Together you will seek out an employer who may have a position available to suit your qualifications and experience. You then would become an employee of the employer for up to 26 weeks. Details regarding work hours and a work plan outlining the type of skills you will be learning, the type of work you will be doing, and salary information will be discussed with a Workforce Development Counselor.

The goal of the Job Creation Initiative is to help one gain the necessary skills and experience to be successful in the workforce.

Transitions

The Transitions program is designed to offer new graduates the opportunity to access a 26 week work experience with an employer that is connected to their field of study. We have identified that it may be difficult to find employment right out of school because of lack of work experience. The Transitions program allows graduates to have the opportunity to gain valuable experience upon the completion of their studies, learn hands on skills in the workplace and get started on a path to success.

To access the Transitions program, you must be a recent graduate of a vocational trades program or post-secondary program. You would make arrangements to meet with program coordinator to express interest in participating in the Transitions program and together, identify ideal employers who can offer you a work experience that matches your recently acquired training / education. Details regarding work hours and a work plan outlining the type of skills you will be learning, the type of work you will be doing, and salary information will be discussed with the employer and program coordinator.