Northwest Territories Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Northwest Territories.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Northwest Territories, see: Canada Resources

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Northwest Territories ISET agreement holders

Northwest Territories ISET program scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. nursing
  3. last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. may also cover high school upgrade GED

List of Northwest Territories ISET agreement holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
DelineSahtu Dene Council Brenda Batton867-589-4719sdc_asets@northwestel.net
Fort ResolutionAkaitcho Territory Government Wendy Boucher867-394-3154asets.coordinator@akaitcho.ca
Fort SimpsonDehcho First Nations Maxine Norwegian867-695-2355training2@dehcho.org
Fort SmithNorthwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) Pearl Bird867-872-3630 x22pearl.bird@nwtmetis.ca
InuvikGwich'in Tribal Council  867-777-7926education@gwichin.nt.ca
InuvikInuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Veronica Kasook867-777-7094vkasook@inuvialuit.com
Rae-EdzoTlicho Government Giselle Marion867-392-6381 x1323info@tlicho.com

Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) program scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. nursing
  3. pays for the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. may also cover high school upgrade GED

NWAC Northwest Territories affiliate: Native Women's Association of the NWT (website)

Yellowknife contact: Tina Hawker, 867-873-5509 x230, asets@nativewomens.com

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Northwest Territories Non-Status Indian Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Northwest Territories Non-Status Indians.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Northwest Territories Métis Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Northwest Territories Métis.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Northwest Territories Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Northwest Territories Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

BUILD Programs

Some Tribal Councils, Akaitcho Territory Government in particular, use a combination of ISET & other funds
to provide a minimum wage for students in a locally run construction build training program.

Ask your ISET coordinator for more details.

Northwest Territories Student Financial Assistance (website)

You must be a resident of the Northwest Territories to be eligible, eg: registered with Ministry of Health.

Benefits: details

Northwest Territories Friendship Centers (Canada Map)

Friendship Centers may have some funding from other government programs, usually not ISET.

They may be able to help with some tuition costs, but often rely on other program grants, loans and scholarships to pay for training.

List of Northwest Territories Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
Fort ProvidenceZhahti Koe Friendship Center Phoebe Parent867-699-3801fibi_parent@outlook.com
Fort SimpsonDeh Cho Friendship Center Erin867-695-2577dehchofc@northwestel.net
Fort SmithUncle Gabe's Friendship Center Tina McNeill867-872-3004mykookum@hotmail.com
Hay RiverSoaring Eagle Friendship Center Florence Brown867-874-6581executivedirector@sefcnwt.com
InuvikIngamo Hall Friendship Center Mandy Day867-777-2166 x2222executivedirector@ingamo.ca
Rae-EdzoRae-Edzo Friendship Center Agnes Beaulieu867-392-6000agnesbeaulieu@tltk.ca
YellowknifeThe Tree of Peace Friendship Center Cathy Arden867-873-2864 x6cultureandemployment@ttopfc.com

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Updated: 2019/06/30