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The Employment & Training department provides support for ATC members seeking employment and/or training, based out of our Fort McMurray office. We also support the Employment and Training offices located within each of the 5 First Nations.


The Employment and Training Department is funded in part by the Government of Canada under a program called Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) and in part under the authority of Section 63 of the Employment Insurance Act. Athabasca Tribal Council is the Agreement Holder as per the approved Strategic Plan by Canada.

ATC allocates funding to five First Nations, which supports the costs of programs, services, and other activities undertaken by each Nation. This increases the participation in the labour market economy and/or supports the Return to School outcomes.

The clientele (Indigenous people, youth, persons with disabilities) who are eligible to apply for assistance under the program include all self-identified First Nations peoples residing on or off-reserve, or in an urban community and catchment area.

We also develop proposals for extra-curricular activities to leverage funding for shortages at the ATC and Nation levels.

Continuously building relationships with stakeholders to increase Aboriginal participation in the local labour market is another important part of the work we do.