Essential Skills

This program is available to any unemployed Aboriginal person entitled to work in Canada.
Applicants do not need to be in receipt of EI or have a previous EI claim to apply for this program.
Applicants must be referred by one of the (Employment Assistance Services) EAS sites located at:

ACCESS - Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
1607 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC - 604 251-7955

Aboriginal Connections to Employment (ACE)
390 Main Street, Vancouver BC - 604 687-7480

Metis Employment & Training
#201-10114 King George Hwy. Surrey, BC - 604 582.4791x 222

#201-10114 King George Hwy. Surrey, BC - 604 582.4791x 224


Application Process

1) To be referred to the ESAF program you must first see an Employment Counsellor located at one of the Employment Assistance services listed above

2) You and your Counsellor will determine if the ESAF program is the best fit for you based on your work history, career goals and funding eligibility.

3) Should ESAF be the career direction agreed upon, your counsellor will then refer you to ESAF for an interview

4) You will be interviewed by ESAF staff and will complete the application process

5) You and your referring Counsellor will be notified whether you are or are not accepted into the ESAF program

6) You will then follow through with your Employment Counsellor to complete your funding package



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