Description & Services
Public Comments Length of training varies from 5 to 20 weeks
Description (Service)
  • Delivers an Aboriginal training program that focuses on skills development and training to Matawa First Nations members 
  • Provides specialized training to prepare individuals for the mining industry, particularly in the Ring of Fire region 
  • Provides training in Thunder Bay and individual First Nation communities 
  • Works with various Educational Institutes and Industry partners
Provides various training programs, including: 
  • Basic line cutting 
  • Environmental Monitoring 
  • Heavy Equipment Operator 
  • Mining Essentials 
  • Pre-Trades, including carpentry, construction, craft worker, electrical, plumber 
  • Remote Camp Cook 
  • Remote Camp Support 
  • Security 
  • Underground Common Core 
  • Underground Diamond Driller Helper
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Start dates vary for each program
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Constance Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation - Fort Hope First Nation ; Ginoogaming First Nation ; Long Lake 58 First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; Thunder Bay ; Thunder Bay District ; Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Matawa Territory
Application For inquiries or to fill out an application form, contact a Career Development Officer listed above
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-768-4470
Toll Free Phone 1-888-688-4652
Fax 807-768-4471
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Primary Contact Flora Moonias, Administrative Clerk; Phone: 807-768-4470 ext 4500; Email:
Alternate Contact Una Petten, Project Assistant; Phone: 807-768-4470 ext 4488; Email:
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 28 Cumberland St N, Suite 300, 3rd Fl
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
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Intersection Cumberland St N and Van Norman St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Government of Canada -- Skills and Partnership Fund