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If you need internet access or one-on-one support, you may also contact your Local Adult Education Office or email to make arrangements.
Interested in General Education (Upgrading)?
General Education applications are open. Students will be accepted throughout the year as seats become available. If there are no spots available in your community, you may be placed on a waitlist.
Interested in a Vocational Training program?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS
How to Apply
Filling Out my Application
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You can register for General Education if you:
- Reside in the community
- Are 16 years of age or older as of June 30 of the previous school year
Local Vocational Programs
You can apply for a local Vocational program if you:
- Reside in a community served by the Cree School Board
- Meet the age requirement for the program
- Have the prerequisites required for the program
Regional Vocational Programs
You can apply for a regional vocational program at SRVTC if you:
- Are a beneficiary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement
- Meet the age requirement
- Have the pre-requisites required for the program
Student residences are available for those who live outside Waswanipi.
To apply for adult education in Eeyou Istchee, you will need to provide:
Report Cards and Transcripts
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.
Health Insurance Card
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.
Student Financial Assistance
Frequently Asked Questions
To be considered for financial assistance, students must:
- Be a JBNQA beneficiary;
- Have a Secondary School Diploma or be at least 18 years of age and have not been registered in the youth sector for at least 12 months prior to their application;
- Not be receiving amounts under any student assistance program;
- Intend to return to school on a full-time basis (20 hours or more per week).
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.
- a child of the student
- a child of the student's spouse or of both
- a child for whom legal adoption procedures have been undertaken
- a child who has been adopted in accordance with Cree tradition
- is not married or living in a marital state with another person
- is 18 years of age or under
- is living with the student
- is not himself receiving assistance under this Policy
- is married to the student
- has been living with the student in a common-law relationship for at least 12 consecutive months (an affidavit must be provided), or
- is the father or mother of the student's child and is living with the student and is not himself receiving assistance under this Policy.
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.