Kativik Regional Government

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Job entry

To help individuals experiencing difficulties in finding a job to:
  • Acquire pre-employment training, including life and work skills;
  • Secure the minimum academic background training needed for employment;
  • Get specific training for a job at the end of the project.

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On-the-job Training

To support coordinators in:
  • Hiring and training unemployed workers;
  • Training their current workforce for additional skills;
  • Replacing non-natives by natives.

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Purchase of Training

To help workers and non-workers to acquire new skills and improve their employability, through courses purchased from specialized organizations.

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Challenge

To help students acquire work experience and offer jobs related to their studies or career goals during the summer time.

The coordinator must present a project that will:
  • Offer a full-time job of a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 40 hours per week;
  • Not result in the reassignment or replacement of employees in place, volunteers, laid-off employees, employees on leave or absent because of a collective agreement dispute;
  • Offer at least the minimum hourly wage set for adults in the province of Québec.

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Challenge Part-Time

To help students acquire work experience, improve their understanding of the labor market and stimulate the development of good working habits, through part-time employment opportunities.

The coordinator must present a project that will:
  • Offer a part-time job;
  • Not result in the reassignment or replacement of employees in place, volunteers, laid-off employees, employees on leave or absent because of a collective agreement dispute;
  • Relate to a direct form of community development;
  • Comply with the Québec Labor Standards, specifically the Policy concerning work done by young people.

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Stay-in-School

To help students at risk to complete their secondary level education.

To provide all students with an exploration of career choices attainable through education and a successful integration into the labor market.

The coordinator must present a project that will offer services capable of reducing the dropout rate, such as:
  • Early detection of young people at risk;
  • Career orientation;
  • Information on careers and the labor market;
  • Ongoing support services (mentor approach, selection of a school, support counseling);
  • Exposure to a job situation (doubling/observation, observation, job simulation or experience).

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Heritage

To help youth with special needs of assistance in matters of employment and training.

Youth are to be trained by experienced adults of their community in traditional skills such as in land survival skills, in relation to traditional values and customs.

To provide, within the training component, means and ways for the participants to develop self-esteem as well as specific labor market links.

The coordinator must present a project that will:
  • Train participants in activities related to traditional community lifestyles;
  • Promote pride and self-assurance among participants through their immersion in traditional activities;
  • Promote community values: sharing, teamwork, helping others;
  • Promote the economic opportunities related to the activity, for example: making the link with inter-community trade, with outfitting opportunities;
  • Provide counseling to students concerning their career paths, since most activities can be related to a career path;
  • Provide a compulsory 30 hour pre-employment training component;
  • Respect an activity ratio of one instructor for a maximum of 3 participants during outings and one instructor for a maximum of 6 participants for activities taking place in the community;
  • Normally address the needs of both male and female participants;
  • Include a Project Director who will be responsible for the implementation and administration of the project. The Project Director should normally be the chief instructor, leading himself a team of participants.
  • Include other Instructor positions to lead teams of participants in the field. Instructors act as mentors and are experienced adults.

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Delivery Assistance

To obtain expertise that the KETISCD staff could not reasonably otherwise obtain, in order to help coordinators and employers in their projects, or to assist in the development of training plans for participants.

This assistance may be used to promote and prepare training programs, to identify potential program participants or to provide specialized services for a given group of participants.

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General Projects

To offer productive short-term jobs to unemployed individuals by creating jobs that would otherwise not exist and help them become active members of the work force through work related training and experience.

The coordinator must present a project that will:
  • Related to community development;
  • Offer full-time jobs of a minimum of 30 hours per week;
  • Not result in the dismissal or a replacement of a laid-off employee who is waiting to be called back to work or absent because of a work stoppage or conflict between the employer and the union.

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Self-Employment Assistance

To assist unemployed persons to secure self-employment through the creation of a small business.

The participant acts as coordinator and must present a project that will:
  • Be for a full-time job of a minimum of 30 hours per week;
  • Offer a reasonable opportunity for permanent business;
  • Include the development and presentation of a business plan, prepared with the help specialized resources in the field.

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Individual Action Plan

To provide customized employment and training assistance to individuals seeking to improve their employability by either preparing for, obtaining, maintaining or improving their employment.

The participant acts as coordinator and must present a project that will include a practical action plan. The Local Employment Officer will help prepare an action plan that will be tailored to the individual’s specific needs. An action plan includes:
  • A complete personal information on the individual with a summary of past employment experiences, current monthly revenue and family situation;
  • A thorough description of the employment or training plan including :
  • the objective of the plan: a clear description of each step that needs to be taken throughout the implementation of the plan;
  • the overall costs required as well as the funding source ;
  • a timetable identifying start and end dates for each step ;
  • A commitment from the individual demonstrating their desire to successfully achieve their action plan objective. This commitment usually involves a financial participation from the individual (or their employer, if the individual is currently employed). For unemployed individuals, they must at least demonstrate their willingness to make all reasonable efforts to successfully achieve their action plan objective.

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Nunavik Scholarship Fund

To encourage individuals to pursue their education at post-secondary levels.

The participant acts as coordinator and must complete the appropriate application form and provide all necessary documentation supporting the application.

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Persons with Disabilities

To assist persons with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and keeping employment. The objective will be achieved by working in partnership with non-government groups representing persons with disabilities, the private sector and government organizations in testing innovative approaches that demonstrate best practices to promoting the economic integration of persons with disabilities.

The coordinator must present a project that will include, without being limited to, at least one of the following:
  • Hire individuals who would not normally be hired by providing wage subsidies (On-the-Job Training type of activities);
  • Provide individuals with opportunities through which they can gain work experience which leads to on-going employment (General Project or Challenge type of activities);
  • Help individuals to obtain skills, ranging from basic to advanced skills, through courses purchased on their behalf or through direct assistance to individuals (Purchase of Training type of activities);
  • Assist persons with disabilities to access employment or employment services by providing personal supports (Job Entry or Client Action Plan type of activities);
  • Provide special services and interventions tailored to meet the needs of persons with disabilities in order to facilitate their integration into employment (Delivery Assistance type of activities).

A person with disabilities can act as a coordinator and present a project that will include, without being limited to, at least one of the following:
  • Receive financial incentives in order to accept employment (Client Action Plan type of activities);
  • Secure self-employment by starting a business (Self-Employment type of activities);

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