Quebec Resources

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These resources apply ONLY to Quebec.

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

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Quebec ISET agreement holders

Quebec ISET program scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for tuition, books, fees, equipment & supplies for:

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

Skills training programs that give certificates or diplomas and are specifically recognized and accepted by the industry are usually
eligible for ISET funding.

Some ISET groups also cover:

  1. wage subsidy to specific employer to help qualified person obtain employment in their chosen field
  2. apprenticeships
  3. summer student
  4. self employment
  5. applicants that can demonstrate great financial need may submit documentation requesting funding for travel / living expenses

For specific lists of which affiliations are served in Quebec, see:

List of Quebec ISET agreement holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
KuujjuaqKativik Regional Government (KRG) Lydia Watt877-964-2961lwatt@krg.ca
La TuqueLa Nation Atikamekw Sipi Kim Lesage819-523-6153klesage@atikamekwsipi.com
MistissiniCree Nation Government Abel Trapper418-923-2525abeltrapper@cngov.ca
Notre Dame
du Nord
Algonquin Nation Human Resources
& Sustainable Development Corp
Linda Hamelin819-723-5333lhamelin@anhrsd.ca
WendakeAssembly of First Nations of
Quebec-Labrador
Marie Josie Belleau418-842-5020mjbelleau@apnql.com
7 CitiesFirst Nations Human Resources
Development Commission of Quebec
(FNHRDCQ)
see list

Native Women's 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. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Skills training programs that give certificates or diplomas and are specifically recognized and accepted by the industry are usually
eligible for ISET funding.

NWAC Quebec affiliate: Quebec Native Women (website)

Kahnawake contact is: Nathalie Bussière, 450-632-0088, emplois@faq-qnw.org

Quebec Non-Status Indian Resources

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

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Quebec Métis Resources

Métis Nation of Quebec (MNQ) (website)

MNQ currently does not have (ISET) funding. MNQ recommends skills training in the Canadian Armed Forces.

See also Other Programs.

Other Métis Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Quebec Métis.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Quebec Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Quebec Inuit.

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

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Quebec Student Aid (website)

You must live in Quebec for 1 year to be eligible.

Benefit (Maximums)

Quebec Friendship Center Association (RCAAQ) (List)

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

List of Quebec Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
ChibougamauChibougamau Eenou Friendship Center Joanne Toulouse418-748-7667director@eenoukamikw.ca
ChicoutimiCentre d'Amitié Autochtone du Saguenay Claudette Awashish418-973-3424cawashish@caasaguenay.ca
JolietteCentre d'Amitié Autochtone de Lanaudière Marie-Lou Adam450-760-3865emploi@caalanaudiere.ca
La TuqueCentre d'Amitié Autochtone de La Tuque Laurianne Petiquay819-523-6121laurianne.petiquay@caalt.qc.ca
ManiwakiManiwaki Native Friendship Center Charlotte Commonda819-892-0892charlottec@videotron.ca
MontrealNative Friendship Centre of Montreal 514-499-1854
MontrealNative Montreal Valérie Durocher514-331-6587vdurocher@nativemontreal.com
Quebec CityCentre d'Amitié Autochtone du Québec Jocelyn Picard418-843-5818jpicard.caaq@videotron.ca
RobervalCentre d'Amitié Autochtone du Lac St Jean Melanie Boivin418-765-1202melanie.boivin@caalsj.ca
SenneterreCentre d'Amitié Autochtone de Senneterre Nancy Brunelle819-737-2324nancy.brunelle@hotmail.com
Seven IslandsCentre d'Amitié Autochtone de Sept-Îsles Melina Perron418-962-9229melina.perron@caasi.info
Three RiversCentre d'Amitié Autochtone de Trois-Rivières Lyda Escamilla819-840-6155lyda.escamilla@caatr.ca
Val-d'OrVal-d'Or Native Friendship Center Caroline Auger819-825-6857caroline.auger@caavd.ca

Quebec Other Programs

CityFNHRDCQ ContactPhoneEmail
Havre St-PierreLysiane Mestokosho-Fortin418-553-0953lmfortin@cdrhpnq.qc.ca
Kahnawake 450-638-4171
MontrealSébastien Fekete514-283-0901sfekete@cdrhpnq.qc.ca
Quebec CityMarlène Rock418-845-5656mrock@cdrhpnq.qc.ca
SaguenayJanie Tremblay418-719-0624jtremblay@cdrhpnq.qc.ca
Seven IslandsMadeleine Dominique418-961-1342mdominique@cdrhpnq.qc.ca
Val-D'orJamie Houle819-874-6605jhoule@cdrhpnq.qc.ca

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Updated: 2020/02/13