ISET Program

ISETThe ISET or Indigenous Skills, Employment and Training is an Employment and Social Development Canada program designed to assist Indigenous people to improve their skills and find employment.

Through the Native Women’s Association of Canada YAWC delivers the ISET program for Indigenous women and gender diverse people in Yukon so they have the opportunity to gain meaningful and lasting work by meeting current employer and customer needs.

Eligible Clients

  • Are residents of Yukon
  • Are Indigenous women and gender diverse people (First Nation, Inuit or Métis)
  • Are 15 years of age or older
  • Do not exceed 2 years of support
  • Are unemployed or able to demonstrate an immediate risk of becoming unemployed (for clients seeking financial assistance).

ISET Offers

Financial Assistance

  • funding to clients to help pay for training-related costs like course registration, program tuition, school supplies, and living allowance

Entrepreneurship Support

  • funding to clients pursuing self-employment for costs related to start-up and business plan development

Wage Subsidy

  • funding to employers to offset the cost of wages and provide an incentive to hire clients who need on-the-job training or have limited work experience

Job Creation Partnership

  • funding to employers to pay for a work placement for clients that provides a unique work experience specifically designed for the client's skill set, education and previous work experience

Special Training Projects

  • funding for community-based, training for employment projects that have regional priorities

Contact ISET Program Coordinator

Sue Christianson, ISET Program Coordinator

Phone: (867) 667-6162 / Toll Free: 1-866-667-6162

Sue meets clients where they are at in their personal and professional development journey. She will:

  • discuss with clients their training and development goals
  • help them develop training and back-to-work action plans
  • make referrals to other community service providers as needed
  • followup on client progress.