Skills training and development is a critical component for supporting Métis people in achieving their career aspirations and advancing the interests of Métis communities across Ontario. In support of this goal, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provides a comprehensive suite of employment programs and services that include career counselling, employment readiness training, wage subsidies, apprenticeship support, mobility assistance, self-employment, youth initiatives and services for clients with disabilities. Programs and services are delivered through community-based service sites across the province.
Métis Apprenticeship Program – the goal of this program is to fund training opportunities from various institutions and organizations for Métis apprentices and potential Métis apprentices.
Métis Training Program– this program allows participants to purchase appropriate training from various accredited training institutions and organizations. To qualify the training must directly enhance a participant’s employment marketability.
Métis Employability Program– the goal of the program is to increase the employability of Métis people through specialized support that will reduce existing barriers to employment opportunities.
Métis Disabilities Support Program – this program provides Métis people with disabilities with the support necessary to successfully complete job training in order to prepare for, secure, or maintain employment.
Métis Mobility Program – this program helps Métis individuals who are unemployed, about to become unemployed, or who have few possibilities of employment locally secure full time permanent employment in other regions and localities.
Métis Wage Subsidy Program – this program helps Métis individuals secure long-term employment through direct work experience opportunities by encouraging employers to hire Métis apprentices and other workers and provide on-the-job experience.
Summer Career Placement Program – this is a wage subsidy Program designed for Métis students seeking summer employment opportunities. Employers from the private, public, and non-profit sectors can receive wage subsidies and/or Mandatory Employer Related Costs to create beneficial job experience opportunities.