Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) provides assistance and funding for training and skills development to Aboriginal Peoples living off-reserve.  ASETS is designed to help Aboriginal Peoples prepare for, and find high-demand jobs that will help address Canada's labor market challenges.

Funded through Employment and Social Development Canada, CAP's employment programs and services provide Aboriginal Peoples the opportunity to gain the skills required to find employment and fill job gaps in sectors experiencing skills and labor shortages.

The ASETS program is targeted to Aboriginal Peoples living in urban, rural and remote areas throughout Canada.  Those eligible apply include Aboriginal youth, women, single parents, mature workers, persons with disabilities and those experiencing career change or transition.

If you require an application, please click on the link below or contact Julia Ross, ASETS Coordinator for the Native Council of PEI, at 902-892-5314 or asets@ncpei.com

ASETS Application Form

ASETS Brochure


Meet some of the Graduates that have been involved with the ASETS program through NCPEI!

~~The Native Council Of Prince Edward Island would like to Congratulate Terry Macdonald on graduating from Eastern College with the Residential Care Worker Diploma this past July 2015! Terry was also a part of the ASETS program through NCPEI! Good luck in the work force Terry!



~~Vanessa graduted from the RCW course through our 2012-2013 ASETS program

Back when I applied for the ASETS funding in 2012, it gave me much hope. School is extremely expensive as we all know, so any help is a big help. I was approved rather quickly and began to plan out my spending of it; books, tuition, rent, etc. Unfortunately though, the funding was nowhere to be seen. I kept being told to call back in a week, but as the weeks, months, and years passed, I started to believe I would never receive it.
 Thankfully, the Native Council of Prince Edward Island went through some dramatic changes, and they were definitely for the betterment of the council and its members. Lisa Cooper began right away working on getting the students who were owed paid, along with Lalana Paul. The two of them together were able to get me my funding and I couldn't be more thankful for that. I appreciate so very much for their hard work and for the ASETS program.