The program funds eligible First Nation, Inuit, or Innu employers for employer contributions to pension and benefit plans including CPP/QPP, pension plans, and no-statutory benefits plans (such as group life and disability insurance) to provide access to pension regimes for First Nation employees who deliver services which First Nations have taken over from the Federal Government. The program enables eligible employers to establish competitive employee benefit package comparable to other employers (such as federal, provincial, and municipal governments, school boards, etc). The program does not cover employees paid through service contracts or honoraria, such as most chiefs and councilors.
For more information:
South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522
First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.