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Aboriginal Funding Agencies
All Beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut have the opportunity to access financial assistance for post-secondary education. The Department of Education and Economic Development supports the two funding agencies within Nunatsiavut Government. They are the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and Inuit Pathways.
PSSSP is able to provide financial and non-financial assistance to eligible students. Financial assistance includes tuition and mandatory fees, textbook costs, travel expenses, monthly living allowance and tutorial assistance. However, some restrictions do apply.
Nunatsiavut Government – PSSSP 95 LeMarchant Road, Suite 203 St. John’s, NL A1C 2H1 Toll Free: 1-877-777-2589 Or: 1-709-754-2587 Fax: 1-709-754-2364 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inuit Pathways was created through an agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to implement the federal government’s Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASETS) in Nunatsiavut. The program supports labor market training and business development for Labrador Inuit.
The programs include: Skills Development, Mobility Assistance, Work Experience Program, Summer Work Program, Self-Employment Benefits (SEB), and Job Start Support.
For more information, please refer to the Department of Education & Economic Development or contact the Inuit Pathways Office at:
Inuit Pathways P.O Box 116 Makkovik, NL A0P 1J0Toll Free: 1-877-923-2171 Fax: (709) 923-2347
Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education/ Mushuau Innu First Nation
The Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Board and the Mushuau Innu First Nation provides funding opportunities to Innu students who require post-secondary student support and who are attending college or university.
Note: Application deadlines for short-term courses will be four weeks prior to start date of the course. Applications received after the application deadline will be held until it can be determined if funds are available. If not, they will be voided and applicants will be required to re-apply. Short-term course renewals are not applicable here.
The Innu School Board office is located in the community of Sheshatshiu. The office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Board (t) 709-497-3664, 3665, 3667 (f) 709-497-3678 (e) email@example.com
Contact Person: Elena Andrew, Education Coordinator
Phone Number: 709-497-3664 ext 227
Mushuau Innu First Nation
(f) 709-478- 8833
Contact Person: Donald Rich, Education Coordinator
Phone Number: 709-478-8827
The NunatuKavut Human Resource Development Department is one of the largest in the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) and facilitates hundreds of back to work action plans on an annual basis providing advice, training assistance and subsidy programs. Nunatukavut offers Post-Secondary funding for trades training and for students further on in their University careers.
NunatuKavut deadlines for funding applications are as follows:
Skills Training (diploma and certificate programs, ABE)
Current continuing clients - Feb 28
New clients - May 30
University Bursary – Feb 28
HRD Manager: Bobbie Lee Hope
Tel: (709) 896-0592, ext. 223
Senior HR Officer: Debbie Goudie
Tel: (709) 896-0592, ext. 223
Main Office Mailing Address
P.O. Box 460, Station C
Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0
Telephone: 1 709 896 0592
All Aboriginal Students
LATP - The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership (LATP) is a partnership between Labrador's three Aboriginal groups – Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, NunatuKavut Community Council (formally Labrador Metis Nation) and Nalcor Energy-Lower Churchill Project. Members of the Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government beneficiaries and NunatuKavut members, who wish to engage in training for employment in resource based industry as well as positions within the communities, are eligible to apply for assistance.
15 Burnwood Drive Happy Valley-Goose Bay P.O. Box 1000, Station C A0P 1C0 Toll Free:1-877-896-5006 Phone: 709-896-3500 Fax: 709-896-3506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.latp.ca