Indigenous Services Canada (I.S.C)

Indigenous Services Canada (I.S.C)

The First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program is one of two programs Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) administers under the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES).

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Skills Enhancement

Skills Enhancement

The Skills Enhancement Program is designed to help employed or under-employed participants remain gainfully employed, when a threat of loss of job is imminent or to enable employed participants to enhance skills required for their employment goal.

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Self-Employment Assistance Program Part I

Self-Employment Assistance Program Part I

The Self-Employment Assistance Program Part l provides financial assistance to eligible participants, to help them start their own business. The Self-Employment Assistance Program allows participants to concentrate on making their business successful.

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Self-Employment Assistance Part II

Self-Employment Assistance Part II

The Self-Employment Assistance Program Part II provides financial assistance to existing businesses who are at risk of closure due to economic instability. This program has been developed in 2020 to encourage individual entrepreneurs to work with local resources to maintain their business. SEA Part II provides financial assistance, training and technical assistance to individuals in receipt of Employment Insurance (E.I.) or without income, who have their own business to enable them to become self-employed but will normally lose E.I. benefits as a result of this decision.

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