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News

As an advocate for Métis education, training and research, Rupertsland Institute actively engages with the federal and provincial governments, educational institutions across Alberta and other stakeholders to further RLI’s goals.

Supporting Métis individuals affected by flooding in Fort McMurray

In partnership with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Urban Housing and Capital Corp., Rupertsland Institute purchased bottled water to support the Métis community in Fort McMurray this week as they currently face a water advisory. The situation of vulnerable Métis citizens has become even more complex as a result of flooding and social isolation, and together, we wanted to find a way to support our community in Fort McMurray.

Employers: This one’s for you!

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) can help employers find Métis workers that match current employment needs and is currently offering two wage subsidy programs to employers in Alberta: The Métis Youth Summer Placement Program (MYSPP) is designed to enhance employment opportunities for Métis youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

RLI Launches New Initiatives to Address Community Needs in Response to COVID-19


In response to community needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, RLI has launched new initiatives with support from the Métis Nation of Alberta. CHROMEBOOKS FOR K – 12 MÉTIS STUDENTS On behalf of Rupertsland Institute and the Métis Nation of Alberta, we wish to thank all of our Métis citizens who applied for a Chromebook.

Important Announcement About COVID-19

Everything we do at Rupertsland Institute is about serving our people. The health and safety of our employees, clients and other stakeholders is our top priority – and always will be. While ensuring Rupertsland Institute operations are maintained, we’ve taken several proactive measures to mitigate the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it might have on our staff members, clients and stakeholders.

Mobile Services Cancelled from Jan 12 – 18

Due to inclement weather across the province, all mobile services will be cancelled from January 12 – 18, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

Career Event for Métis Youth

Join us at Get Ahead of Your Future with your school group. Alberta educators and facilitators are encouraged to bring their Métis students for a full day of inspiring career showcases. Free registration for all Métis students and teachers. Travel expense subsidy available.

Career Event for Métis Youth

Join us at Get Ahead of Your Future with your school group. Alberta educators and facilitators are encouraged to bring their Métis students for a full day of inspiring career showcases. Free registration for all Métis students and teachers. Travel expense subsidy available.

2019 Labour Market Information Report RELEASED

RLI’s annual review of the state of the economy and Métis labour market outlook for 2019 has been released. Read it here: Labour Market Information Report 2019.

Assistance for Evacuees

To assist those who have been displaced and/or evacuated due to the fires in northern Alberta, Rupertsland Institute and the Métis Nation of Alberta are offering: · Bottled water · Personal hygiene supplies · Diapers · Pet food · Snacks Which can be picked up from the following locations: RLI’s Métis Training to Employment offices · Peace River*: 10002 –

Mobile Services Cancelled from Feb 11 – 15

Due to inclement weather across the province, all mobile services will be cancelled from February 11 – 15, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.