Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Looking for Training for my Staff

Tewatohnhi’saktha’s Workforce Development Training Program provides financial support to individuals who are currently employed at a privately owned businesses who require professional development / upgrading to retain and / or enhance their current employment due to:

  • New human resource needs;
  • Expansion;
  • Succession planning;
  • Technological advances in their workplace.


Applicants must meet the following funding requirements:

  • Listed on the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke Registry or the Federal Registry for the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke.
  • Must be in good standing with Tewatohnhi’saktha.
  • Must be working for a privately owned business.
  • The training must come recommended by the employer and immediate supervisor. In the case where it is a private business owner requesting training for an employee, a letter of support from their Tewatohnhi’saktha Business Services Officer, or co-owner, is recommended.
  • The training must be directly related to the employee’s major job responsibilities/position.


Employment and Training will contribute up to a maximum of $1,500.00 per fiscal year towards the cost of training only. Allocation of funding will be provided based on the size of the business:

– Micro (1 – 4 employees) 100%
– Medium to Large (50 – 500+ employees) 50%
– Small (5 – 49 employees) 75%

  • The Workforce Development Training Program will not cover the costs of seminars and/or conferences.
  • Funding must be pre-approved before the employee attends the training.
  • Travel may be paid according to the Employment & Training B Measure Policy.

Application Process


Complete an Employment & Training registration form and submit an updated resume.


Submit a letter of request to the attention of the Workforce Development Coordinator. The letter of request should indicate:

  • Details of the training (name of program, location, duration, cost, etc.);
  • Need / reason for the training;
  • What the employee will gain from the training.

If you are a sole proprietor please complete both the employee and employer requirements.

Provide any documents relevant to the training program (i.e. course outline / syllabus, cost sheet, etc.). Upon receipt of all necessary documents, the Workforce Development Coordinator will bring the request to an Employment & Training proposal meeting for review / approval

Criteria for approval:
  • Meets all eligibility requirements
  • Application documents are complete
  • The request is in alignment with the objectives of the Workforce Development Training Program
  • Priority will be given to individuals working at Kahnawá:ke businesses.

If approved, Employment & Training will reimburse the employer upon receipt of proof of payment and verification of the successful completion of the training program. For more information contact the Workforce Development Coordinator Tewatohnhi’saktha