Career and Early Childhood Services Offices - Nunavut
There are three Career and Early Childhood Services regional offices, located in Pangnirtung (Qikiqtani), Rankin Inlet (Kivalliq) and Cambridge Bay (Kitikmeot). The Career and Early Childhood Services offices are the delivery unit of the Department of Education for programs delivered outside of schools across Nunavut. They are the main contact point for Nunavummiut for the departments programs and services. All offices are accessible by a toll free number and provide services in Inuktitut and English.
In addition to programs and services delivered, the Career and Early Childhood offices organize the delivery of both short and long term training activities using the Labour Market Development Agreement funding, Income Support training initiative funding and the general Training on the Job funding. They have strong partnerships with the training sections of the Regional Inuit Associations, Hamlets, Community organizations, businesses and other Government departments to jointly fund training opportunities.
The Career and Early Childhood Service offices are responsible
for the delivery of a number of programs and services including:
- Income support - provides need-based financial assistance to individuals and encourages them to engage in productive choices. Programs delivered include Daycare User Subsidy, Senior Fuel Subsidy, Transition to Work and Sivuniksaliurniq.
- General - Training on the Job - provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire a person who is unemployed or underemployed to allow them to gain additional skills on the job.
- Apprenticeship - Training on the Job - provides a wage subsidy to employers in order to hire and train apprentices to become certified journeymen.
- Labour Market Development Agreement - is an agreement between the Department of Education and Human Resource and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) which offers several programs to employment insurance clients. These programs include Building Essential Skills, Employment Assistance Services and Self-Employment Option.
- Support for Daycares - provides funding to establish licensed non-profit daycares, as well as on-going financial support for operations and maintenance.
- Healthy Children Initiative - provides funding to community organizations, under Community Initiatives funding, for the enhancement or development of early childhood intervention programs and services. This includes funding for children requiring intensive support or specific assistance.
- Career Development Counseling - assists Nunavummiut in their job search by providing help with job interview preparation and access to computers for resume writing. The Career and Early Childhood Services regional offices also facilitate workshops on a range of job search and career planning topics, based on requests.
For more information on these programs, contact the Career and Early Childhood Office in your region: