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Temporary Remote Online Employment Counsellor

Posted: May 3, 2021

The Role

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has a triple mandate in education, training, and research. With a decentralized network of 11 METIS centres, a Corporate Head Office in Edmonton, and two mobile service units; RLI designs and delivers training and education services to more than 140,000 Alberta Métis.

The RLI Vision is: “A Skilled and Knowledgeable, Self-Reliant Métis Nation.”

The RLI Mission is: “To enhance the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training, and research.”

The Opportunity

The Temporary Online Employment Counsellor (EC) in Edmonton, Alberta assists Métis clients to achieve long-term sustainable employment by conducting employment assessments and case managing interventions. This may include assisting with job search, career decision making, skill enhancement and employment maintenance strategies to identify and overcome potential barriers to employment. The Temporary Online EC advises on eligibility criteria for METIS and other applicable programs, maintains accurate and up-to-date records and client files, and liaises with clients, employers, and other community organizations to promote RLI programs and services.

To Fit the Role


  • Establish rapport with clients to conduct an employability assessment to determine strengths, needs, barriers, employment issues and goals. Review programs and range of RLI services and assistance available
  • Describe the eligibility criteria for the options suitable for the client’s employment goal and assess the client’s eligibility. Outline applicable funding options including RLI funding, student finance, relevant bursaries and scholarships, and EI Counsel to Leave Employment. Assist the client with funding applications
  • Provide regular and consistent support to clients as they complete an intervention(s). Liaise with institutions, social workers, and METIS staff
  • Document all client information, employment outcomes, interventions, comments, and other pertinent information into data system
  • Case management and supporting clients as they complete intervention
  • Other duties as required


Edmonton, AB (Remote work during COVID-19)


  • Post-secondary education in Career Development, Humanities, Social Services, or a related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years working with clients in a counselling capacity, or similar role related to employment services
  • Must be located in Edmonton, or in close proximity to the Edmonton, Alberta office.
  • Knowledge of challenges, barriers, and social/economic factors facing Indigenous individuals
  • Knowledge of Métis culture, community, and history
  • Experience or exposure networking with industry, employers, and community partners
  • Knowledge of Labour Market trends and supply and demand
  • Understanding of FOIP, PIPA, and other applicable legislation
  • Ability to multi-task, work under minimal supervision, demonstrate excellent time and change management skills, and strong de-escalation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including: Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook

Application Deadline

May 17, 2021

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to by May 17, 2021 quoting ‘Temp Online EC’ in your email subject line.

Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.