Employment and Training


Mushkegowuk Council Employment & Training Service (METS) has been in operation since 1997. METS administers Employment & Training funds for the following First Nations communities & its members:

  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Chapleau Cree First Nation
  • Fort Albany First Nation
  • Kashechewan First Nation
  • Missanabie Cree First Nation
  • Moose Cree First Nation
  • Taykwa Tagamou Nation
  • Weenusk First Nation

Employer Services 

Financial assistance to assist in the delivery of a program. The Financial Assistance may cover wages for staff, mandatory employment related costs, overhead costs. This is a component of the Employability Improvement Program.


This component focuses on individuals by providing work experience and developmental learning experience to in-school individual during summer months. The over all purpose is to assist the individuals on preparing for their future entry into the labor market.

Workplace Based Training 

To assist employers, including the self employed, through negotiated contributions to training, to meet their current or future skill needs and To retrain employees who’s skills have been made redundant through technological or market changes, or by legislative or regulatory change.

Targeted Wage Subsidy 

Training and work experience Designed for specific Client (s) through the provision of training related costs, wage subsidizes and other specific costs to employers.

Services Available 

  • Computer Access
  • EI Applications
  • Internet
  • Cover Letter & Resume Writing
  • Employment & Training Applications
  • Social Insurance Applications
  • Local Job Postings
  • Resource Materials

Downloads (Important: Make sure you complete the correct application form for your project or individual initiative. If you need clarification on which application best suits the project/initiative, please contact one of our Community Development Officers at (705) 658-4222.)


Project (A Project Application is for projects that include 2 or more clients. Example: A business/organization seeking funds to train 10 participants.) 

  1. Checklist
  2. Project Application
  3. Client Consent Form
  4. EI Client Authorization & Verification Form
  5. Personal Information Form


Individual (An Individual Application is for single client applicants. Example: A single person seeking funds to attend a training program/course/conference. Funding is not limited to these activities.) 

  1. Checklist
  2. Application Form
  3. Client Consent Form
  4. EI Client Authorization & Verification Form
  5. Personal Information Form


Staff Contact Information

Bill Louttit, Director of Employment & Training
EMAIL: williamlouttit@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 658-4222 ext.140

Jon Kapashesit, Program Assistant
EMAIL: mets@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 658-4222 ext.142

Virginia Kamalatisit, Community Development Officer (C.D.O.)
EMAIL: mcetsvk@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 658-4222 ext.141

Linda Carey, Community Development Officer (C.D.O.)
EMAIL: lindacarey@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 658-4222 ext.149

Clara Wheesk, Community Development Officer (C.D.O.)
EMAIL: clarawheesk@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 268-1150 ext.237

Carol Turner, Career Development Officer (C.D.O.)
EMAIL: carolturner@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 658-4222 ext.145

Bertha Linklater, Office Manager (Moosonee Office)
EMAIL: berthalinklater@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 336-2278

Juanita Wabano, Program Clerk (Moosonee Office)
EMAIL: juanitawabano@mushkegowuk.ca
PHONE: (705) 336-2278


Last Updated: January 12, 2017