Financial Assistance


Currently receive or have received EI Benefits?
~contact your local EI office to inquire about the Skills Training Benefit and if it is still being offered~

If you are from Manitoba, contact Employment MB 1-866-MANITOBA

Injured Worker?
Contact your local Workers’ Compensation Board to find out if you are eligible for funding/sponsorship!  Must have a current WCB claim.

Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute assists Metis individuals with funding for career & employment training.

 Contact the local GDI office nearest you!  May be limitations on funding amounts.

Contact your band or tribal council to start a funding application!  

You can also inquire about the Federal Government Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding program. The Tribal Council’s ISET program typically requires the candidate to be living on the Tribal Council lands.  For Metis, the candidate typically needs to be a member of the Metis Association for the specific province.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) fund Indigenous people across Canada including Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit.  CAP focuses on people living OFF reserve. NWAC doesn’t have any residency requirements.

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation (SAWCC) assists Aboriginal women in many areas including assistance with cost of education.  

***For a more detailed list of these potential Funding/Sponsorship sources (including contact #’s)  please contact our office! ***


If you do not qualify for any funding/sponsorship, you can always look towards obtaining a loan through the bank.  For financial assistance, contact your local financial institution (bank) to apply for a student line of credit or personal loan.  Registered Education Funds can be applied.

Please Note:  the HEO training programs we offer are under the required minimum program length in order to qualify for a student loan through the government.


If you are seeking funding or financing to cover your program costs and are approved, the School requires a letter of confirmation in order to officially enrol you in the program.  

This confirmation will be due 1 week prior to the program start date, to allow enough notice to any enrolled students, in the event that the program should be cancelled due to a low enrolment rate.