Applications are open for General Education. For those who wish to start classes in September 2021, the deadline to apply was August 6. If you missed this deadline, you may still apply, however priority will be given to those who applied before August 6.
You can register for General Education if you:
You can apply for a local Vocational program if you:
You can apply for a regional vocational program at SRVTC if you:
Student residences are available for those who live outside Waswanipi.
To apply for adult education in Eeyou Istchee, you will need to provide:
Your secondary school report card(s) can be obtained from the school board you attended.
Transcripts issued by the Ministry of Education of Quebec can be requested through our Administrative Services.
It is important to have a valid health insurance card. If it is lost or expired, please follow these instructions from the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.
Requirements vary between programs. You may be asked to provide additional documents such as a driver’s permit, health and safety card, explosives permit, and health and vision test.
Apply to your intended program as early as possible to ensure you have time to collect these documents.
If you are applying for a Vocational program, you may need to provide additional documents such as a driver’s license, placement test, or a vision test.
To be considered for financial assistance, students must:
Individuals who are eligible for other funding, such as EI, may wish to review their options before accepting a student allowance from the Cree School Board. Your Local Employment Counsellor at Apatisiiwin Skills Development will be happy to meet with you to review your funding options.
When you apply for a program using our application portal, you will automatically be considered for both admission to adult education and financial assistance.
Payments are calculated to cover the basic cost of living for a student and their dependents. Amounts will vary depending on a student’s marital status and number of dependent children. Students can inquire as to the exact amount upon approval of their application.
In addition to receiving bi-weekly payments, students may also receive reimbursement for childcare expenses for child(ren) six years of age and under. Please note that only expenses from public daycare or after school programs can be reimbursed. To request reimbursement, students must submit a form along with the receipts from their public child care provider. Forms can be requested at your local adult education office or by emailing .
Students who are receiving an allowance, grant, or funding from another source are not eligible to receive a student allowance from the Cree School Board. If you previously received an allowance from Apatisiiwin Skills Development for attending a Sabtuan Adult Education Services program, do not reapply for an ASD allowance this year. Your funding, if eligible, will be provided directly by the Cree School Board.
Yes, as long as it does not interfere or disrupt your studies and no school is missed. Students must commit fully to their studies to receive financial assistance from Sabtuan Adult Education Services. Any missed days may result in decreased payments, and repeated absenteeism may result in the removal of a student’s funding.
Yes, so long as it falls within the school calendar year. Students will continue receiving their allowances through all school holidays (including Goose Break), with the exception of summer holidays. Consistent attendance before and after holidays is required to continue receiving funding.
Please let us know as soon as possible, ideally in advance, if you will miss school for any reason. The Cree School Board has policies in place to respond to these circumstances.
Your local Apatisiiwin Skills Development (ASD, formally CHRD) office is a great resource for reviewing programs and exploring options, including EI and adult education student financial assistance. We recommend contacting your Local Employment Counsellor to discuss which funding is best for you.
Students who are not eligible for financial assistance may contact Apatisiiwin Skills Development to explore alternative funding options.
JBNQA stands for “James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.” Beneficiaries are those identified as benefiting from the provisions under this agreement.
Students applying for allowances will need to prove their beneficiary status by providing a beneficiary number. Note that this is not the same as an Indian Status Registry Number.
To obtain your beneficiary number including those of your dependents, contact your local Band Registry Clerk.