Training and Employment Department

The goal of the Training and Employment Department is to strengthen and build the Inuit workforce in the Qikiqtani region. Training and Employment funding is available to assist individuals and organizations develop, deliver and participate in training opportunities, and to provide eligible sponsors with wage subsidies to hire Inuit employees for training, work-experience and job creation purposes.

Training and Employment Programs currently offered by Kakivak include:

Individual sponsorship Program

The Individual sponsorship program helps Inuit gain employment skills by providing funding to participants enrolled in an approved employment training program. The program gives assistance through Training and Living Away from Home Allowances, tuition, books and travel.

Pdf version of Application

Wage Subsidy Program

Through the wage subsidy program, employers can apply for wage subsidies to hire Inuit employees for a 12 – 48 week period.

Please note: you cannot receive a wage subsidy for the same individual more than once.

Pdf version of application

Employment Related Training

The goal of the Employment Related Training Program is to assist individuals or groups in obtaining or improving employment skills. Through this program, two categories of funding are available to sponsors:

  • On-the-job-training funds wages and costs related to the delivery of apprenticeships and on-the-job-training for a 12 – 48 week period.
  • Course purchase funds cover all or a portion of trainer and participant costs for approved courses

Proposal Guidelines

Economic Opportunity Fund

The Economic Opportunity Fund (EOF) provides financial assistance for training to assist eligible participants in the six communities adjacent to the National Parks to obtain tourism-related skills. Please contact our office if you have any questions.