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Aboriginal programs at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is offering several Aboriginal programs:

 

ALOY (Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year)

It is a one-year program offered at the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, commencing in August 2017. You will participate in pre-university courses offered in a tutoring format, individually and in small groups, (these courses give no university credit) and first year university courses. This study year will prepare you for university studies. The program includes the following components: sports, instructional trips, leadership development, military training, cultural support activities and personal learning plans.

In this program, you will be enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces for one year as an officer cadet. At the end of the year, you will have the opportunity to apply for the Regular Force (ROTP) or the Reserve Entry Training Pan (RETP).

  • Prerequisites: You must be a Canadian aboriginal citizen, have completed grade 12 (Sec V in Quebec or equivalent) or complete it before your enrolment. You must also complete the selection process including: admission tests, medical evaluation, interview and reliability screening.
  • Salary: You will receive an officer cadet salary ($1,567/month). Meals and accommodation will be deducted from your salary every month. School fees and manuals will be paid by the RMC.
  • Information : http://www.forces.ca/fr/page/lesautochtones-93
  • Subscription limit date ALOY 2017: 15 February 2017

Black Bear/Raven Programs

These 6-week programs are a mix of aboriginal culture and military training. At the end, you will have the opportunity to join an Army Primary Reserve unit anywhere in Canada (Black Bear) or a Navy Primary Reserve (Raven).

  • Black Bear Program: offered at CFB Gagetown (NB), from 4 July to 12 August 2016 (in English with French assistance). It is a training program conducted by the Army.
  • Raven Program: offered at CFB Esquimalt (BC), from 11 July to 19 August 2016 (in English only). It is a training program conducted by the Navy.
  • Prerequisites: You must be a Canadian aboriginal citizen, be at least 16 years old and have obtained 24 Sec IV credits (grade 10) or be in the process of obtaining them, or have completed a professional diploma. You must also complete the selection process  including: admission tests, fitness evaluation, medical evaluation, interview and reliability screening.
  • Salary: Once the training completed, you will receive $3,500.
  • Information: http://www.forces.ca/fr/page/lesautochtones-93
  • Subscription limit date Blck Bear 2017: 22 May 2017
  • Subscription limit date Raven 2017: 29 May 2017

CFAEP (Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program)

During this 3-week program, you will get hands-on experience with military training, careers and lifestyle with no obligation to join the CAF.

  • Prerequisites: You must be a Canadian aboriginal citizen, be at least 16 years old, have obtained  24 Sec IV credits or be in the process of obtaining them, or have completed a professional diploma. You must also complete the selection process including: admission tests, fitness evaluation, medical evaluation, interview and reliability screening.
  • Courses offered:           – May 2017, in Halifax (NS)

– 29 Octobre to 19 Novembre 2016, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)

– 25 February to 18 March 2017, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)

  • Salary: Once the training completed, you will receive $1,200.
  • Information : http://www.forces.ca/fr/page/lesautochtones-93
  • Subscription limit date CFAEP St-Jean February 2017: 23 January 2017
  • Subscription limit date CFAEP Halifax May 2017: 3 April 2017
  • Subscription limit date CFAEP St-Jean October 2016: 26 September 2016

Please find below the procedure to follow in order to apply for the program that you are interested in:

  • First, you must send an email confirming the program(s) you wish to apply for to:  Jo-Ann.Landry@forces.gc.ca.
  • You will then receive by email all the documents to complete in order to apply for the aboriginal programs.
  • You may also fill in your application online on the FORCES.CA website and select Canadian Forces Aboriginal Programs (preferred).
  • You will have to fill in all the forms required and return them by email of fax as fast as possible to ensure a quick processing of your file.
  • Finally, you will have to go to the nearest Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre to start the processing of your file. If you live more than 160 km from the recruiting centre, all your travel and accommodation expenses as well as your meals will be paid by the CAF.

Please plan 2 to 6 months to complete your file processing. However, the faster you follow up what you are asked to do, the more chances you have to succeed.

True North Treasure

The Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada and its regional Economic Development team,  produced a high-quality video supporting and reflecting the work with the communities affected by mining development in the Labrador Trough and helping to build new partnerships, to the benefit of these communities.

You can view the short film on the Indigenous and Northern Affairs internet site at this link: www.aandc.gc.ca/northtreasure.

NOS RESSOURCES, LES GENS D’ICI

Val-d’Or, le 8 février 2016 – Le Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones, la Commission de développement des ressources humaines des Premières nations du Québec, la Chambre de commerce de Val-d’Or et Emploi-Québec – Centre local d’Emploi de Val-d’Or sont fiers de lancer la campagne « Nos ressources, les gens d’ici » afin de sensibiliser les employeurs de la MRC de la Vallée-de-l’Or à l’embauche de main- d’œuvre autochtone.

La campagne « Nos ressources, les gens d’ici »

Les principaux objectifs de cette campagne sont les suivants :

  • Mettre de l’avant les employeurs qui ont choisi de reconnaitre les avantages d’une main- d’œuvre diversifiée;
  • Inciter les entreprises de la Vallée-de-l’Or à poser des actions pour favoriser l’intégration de la main-d’œuvre autochtone.

Pour plus d’informations, lire le communiqué de presse.