Internal/External Job Posting 

Full time, Determinate (Contract ending March 31, 2022)

Location: Fort Frances is preferred but other locations may be considered in Ontario

Starting  salary range: $43,350- $49,850 per year based on past experience

Posting closing: July 06, 2021

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

Who we are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose.

Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built a province-wide governance structure which includes: an objectively verifiable, centralized registry of over 20,000 Métis citizens; approximately 31 Chartered Community Councils across the province which represent Métis citizens at the local level; a provincial governing body that is elected by ballot box every four years; an Annual General Assembly where regional and provincial Métis leaders are required to report back to Métis citizens yearly between elections; a charitable foundation which promotes and support Métis culture and heritage (Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission); and an economic development arm (Métis Voyageur Development Fund).

In addition, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built an accountable, results-based provincial delivery structure to meet the socio-economic needs of its citizens and communities. Currently, the MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ service delivery access points across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 300 personnel across the province.

What we offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a pension plan, 15 days vacation to start, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 15 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Role

The prime objectives of the MNOET Employment Counsellor are: In accordance with the goals and objectives of MNO and MNO Education and Training programs, case manage Métis client activity related to skills development using designated database management system. Work closely with regional labour market staff on the implementation of client action plans. Build partnerships with other local delivery partners in regional area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Labour Market programs are delivered in accordance with the goals and objectives of MNO and MNO Education and Training programs
  • Identify client employment and training needs and attainable employment goals by: conducting needs assessments, employability assessments; and developing return to work action plan with clients
  • Case manage client files effectively, which involves ongoing monitoring of client attendance, performance and employment outcomes
  • Provide client counseling and job coaching to clients; follow-up with clients after he/she has met employment goals and offer additional supports and coaching, if required, to ensure long-term client  success
  • Maintain a self-guided employment search area including jobs board, public access computer station
  • Collect information and remain current on the labour market
  • Assist with the planning, promotion and participate in community outreach activities i.e. job fairs, Open House sessions and community meetings
  • Assist in the development of partnerships with Aboriginal organizations, local labour market, education and training stakeholders
  • Update client database system in a timely manner in order to meet standardized deadlines
  • Monitor and report on skills training budget
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and yearly tracking and performance reports and complete fiscal year work plan activities
  • Upon successful completion of training the EC will coordinate with the Regional Labour Market Staff to assist clients with job searches and accessing other regional employment support services and  opportunities available through MNO
  • Assist in the composing of resumes and cover letters
  • Assist in promoting and facilitating job search workshops and career development techniques (resume writing, cover letter writing, interview skills);
  • Keep up to date and provide information on financial supports, bursaries and scholarships for post-secondary students
  • Support the administration of The Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Program
  • Liaise and establish a positive working relationship with a variety of community stakeholders, including  but not limited to  the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), Metis Awards Committee (MAC), Regional  Counsellor, Metis Community, trainers, high schools, post-secondary institutions and Service Canada
  • Assist in the recruitment of RAC and MAC members and provide an orientation to RAC and MAC members
  • Participate in professional development, training and workshops etc as determined by Management
  • Assist and support development of  Métis education framework, and Métis specific programming
  • Assist district school boards with implementation of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Policy Framework, which may include sitting on committees, assisting with training and information sessions
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold Métis rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field, such as Social Service Worker, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Highly detail-oriented
  •  Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, demonstrate good judgement, and make decisions independently within set processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision


  • Knowledge of indigenous (preferably Métis) culture, issues, and current activities
  • Masters degree in Social Work (depending on position)
  • Registration with a provincial governing body (depending on position)


  • Bilingualism



  • Client service experience
  • Demonstrated social services/community supports experience


  • One year or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience working in coordinating and delivering community-based programs or projects

The Métis Nation of Ontario is a diverse and inclusive employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please email if you are having issues with your application with your resume and cover letter or have any questions about the role.

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