Métis Employment & Training Program (METP)

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The Métis Nation British Columbia delivers operates the Métis Employment Training Program which serves to improve the employment potential, earning capacity and self-sufficiency of Métis people in British Columbia.

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The MNBC Ministry of Employment and Training operates a number of key programs and services throughout British Columbia. Our ministry staff are located in our Surrey headquarters and seven regional offices across the province.

Our mandate is to help improve the employment potential, earning capacity and self-sufficiency of Métis people in British Columbia. We do this by delivering three key programs which are listed below.

If you are a Métis citizen or self-identified Métis you may be eligible to participate in one of our programs listed below.

Métis Employment and Training Program

The Métis Nation British Columbia administers the Métis Employment & Training Program (METP) to improve the employment potential, earning capacity and self-sufficiency of Métis people in British Columbia. Employment and Training delivers; The Indigenous Skills Employment Training Program (ISETP) funded by the Federal Government of Canada.

METP operates seven regional offices to serve the Métis people throughout the Province of British Columbia. Programs that exceed one year in length can only be approved on an annual basis (one year), and then reviewed for further support for each subsequent year of a program. Established policies and procedures will guide decisions and ensure accountability. Contact us today!

This program is funded by:

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Métis persons residing in British Columbia must provide documentation to prove an established residency in B.C. to be eligible to participate as follows:

  • Eligible applicants are normally unemployed; however, they may also participate if they are under-employed, self-employed, or employed if their work environment is subject to change or elimination due to technological or market change.
  • Regional priorities will be set annually for these categories; for example, percentages of clients who will be served from the “employed” or “self-employed” categories and within the labour market areas of that region.
  • The minimum eligible age is fifteen (15) years of age.

Applicants must also meet specific program eligibility criteria.

Training Eligibility Criteria

  • The training is to provide employable and/or transferable skills only.
  • The applicant will have a high probability of achieving employment when these skills are acquired. The client, when possible, should obtain written notification from a potential employer of their possible employment upon completion of their Return to Work Action Plan (Refer to Appendix for the Return to Work Action Plan)
  • Requests for highly specialized, unique training with limited labour market opportunities will be referred to the RETC (or the METP Director, in conjunction with the METP Provincial staff, as applicable).
  • The training should lead to the applicant’s self-sufficiency and reflect the applicant’s Return to Work Action Plan
  • The training must not be otherwise funded for Métis applicants unless by additional, non-incremental matching funds through partnership.
  • The training results in a certificate accepted as a credential by the respective industry.
  • Programs that exceed one year in length can only be approved on an annual basis (one year), and then reviewed for further support for each subsequent year of a program, the entire training must be identified and included in the client’s Return to Work Action Plan. In these cases, the client must re-apply for each year requested.
  • All training must meet regional directives as determined by RETC as part of annual operation plans, including the labour market needs of a region. Staff shall inform clients as soon as possible if their application does not meet one of these directives to allow clients to seek other funding.

Declaration of Métis Identity

Employment Supports Program Application

Individual Training Intervention Application

Individual Training Intervention Application – Short Course

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