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GDI Training and Employment

Provided by: Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research

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Service Description

Assists Saskatchewan’s Métis looking to improve their education and employment outcomes. Programs are based on labour market needs and trends, and clients may receive financial support through help with tuition, living allowances, and employer subsidies where eligible. Programs include:

  • Individual Sponsorship Program
    • Directly sponsors individuals to attend training programs, with the goal of helping Métis clients prepare for thew workforce, and obtain and maintain long-term, quality employment.
  • Immediate Assistance Program
    • Aims to assist Métis clients who have an offer of employment but require monetary assistance to start their job.
  • Employment Based Programs
    • Wage Subsidy: designed to help Métis individuals enter or return to the workforce by participating in a practical work experience. The employer will prepare the trainees for the labour market by using and enhancing their skills.
    • Student Subsidy: designed to create employment opportunities for secondary and post-secondary students by offering a wage subsidy for employers hiring students during the year, usually over the summer months.
    • Apprenticeship Subsidy: designed to assist Aboriginal individuals secure apprenticeship positions with employers to help them develop marketable skills and experience, with a plan leading to journeyperson status.
  • Apprenticeship
    • Finances projects contributing to skills development and training for Aboriginal workers leading to long-term, meaningful employment.

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Application Process

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Toll-Free: 1-877-488-6888

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Coverage Area

Saskatchewan - Offered at various locations across the province.

Languages Offered


Ile a la Crosse: GDI Training & Employment


Provincial Building
Ile a la Crosse SK  S0M 1C0

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Mailing Address

Box 510
Ile a la Crosse SK  S0M 1C0

Location Info

Fax: 306-833-2763

Toll-Free: 1-877-488-6888


Business Line: 306-833-2760



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