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Eligibility Requirements

All applicants interested in attending RLI-funded training must meet the eligibility criteria and must apply for assistance a minimum of 30 days prior to the training start date. Please note that often RLI programs and projects have specific eligibility criteria in addition to the general eligibility criteria.

General eligibility criteria:

  1. Show proof of Métis citizenship by submitting one of the following documents:
    • A current Métis Nation of Alberta citizenship card; or,
    • A current Métis Nation of Alberta citizenship card from a parent (supported by the applicant’s long-form birth certificate) or a card from a grandparent (supported by applicant’s and parent’s long-form birth certificate), and proof of Alberta residency; or,
    • A current citizenship card from any of the governing members of the Métis National Council (Métis Nation British Columbia, Métis Nation Saskatchewan, Métis Nation Ontario), or the Manitoba Métis Federation, and proof of Alberta residency.
  2. Declare that their name will not appear on the Government of Canada’s Indian Registry or a Band list pursuant to the Indian Act and is not an Inuk or a non-Status Indian;
  3. Demonstrate a need for training or retraining;
  4. Be ready, willing, and able to complete the training requested and any intervening requirements for success identified by RLI;
  5. Show that training or retraining will lead to employment that provides an income on par with non-indigenous workers and is in an industry with an average or above-average industry demand;
  6. Disclosure of all sources of funding.

Note: Rupertsland Institute will provide a maximum of $8,500 for training costs (tuition, fees, books and equipment). This is in addition to a weekly training allowance, if eligible.

Questions?  Call 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847)