Client Services launched the Tłı̨chǫ Trades Apprenticeship Program in 2022. This program, funded by Canada, seeks to build the trade skills of Tłı̨chǫ people by incentivizing entry into apprenticeship programs in select industrial trades. 

Client Services is partnering with employers to hire 30 first-year Tłı̨chǫ apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades and provide wage subsidies for them.

Services for employers include:

  • Wage subsidy of $10,000 per Tłı̨chǫ apprentice.
  • Support matching employers with Tłı̨chǫ apprentices.
  • Funding to attend open houses and other networking events.
  • Professional development for employer and staff to increase inclusivity in the workplace and encourage Tłı̨chǫ specific training.

Services for Tłı̨chǫ apprentices include:

  • Wage subsidies of $10,000 offered by the employer.
  • Support for matching employers with a journeyperson or certified trainer in the available trade of interest. 

More than two dozen Tłı̨chǫ citizens have indicated an interest in the program, and many have completed the application process to enter the program. 

Approximately a dozen employers in the NWT have expressed interest in working with Tłı̨chǫ Client Services and hire Tłı̨chǫ apprentices.

If you are interested in the Apprenticeship program, please contact [email protected]