Value: Varies. Determined by a funding formula.
The Employee Benefits program supports eligible First Nation and Inuit employers in attracting and keeping the qualified staff needed to manage and deliver programs and services taken over from the federal government. The program enables eligible employers to establish competitive employee benefit packages comparable to other employers (such as federal, provincial and municipal governments, school boards, etc.). This also supports Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)’s goal of transferring control of program management and program delivery to band communities.
In communities where the Employee Benefits program is available, employers must provide employee benefits to all employees, including those not funded under the Employee Benefits program.
First Nation and Inuit employers with employees involved in delivering programs funded by the department.
However, employees are not eligible if they:
o Receive pension benefits from another program
o Work on capital projects and profit-oriented organizations
o Provide services via contracts
o Are a member of a board of directors of an incorporated entity
Deadline: Varies by region between January and March 31 of each year. Contact your INAC regional office.
Contact: AANDC Alberta Region Head Office | (780) 495-2773