Employment Opportunity

If you enjoy being physical, working outdoors, want to earn great money, learn about environmental resource management, and are looking to increase your work skill than apply at AEC. AEC is looking for resumes to increase their pool of available workers. 


  • Physically fit

  • Driver's license is an asset but is not a requirement

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Able to work in remote areas and with a variety of equipment

  • You will have to communicate well with other team members, clients and your employer

  • Willingness to learn and make decisions

  • Must have a phone

Must have tickets:


  • TDG

  • First Aid

  • CSTS

  • Bear Aware

  • H2S

  • Applicants must be able to pass a drug test

AEC is willing to provide tickets and training to suitable candidates

Successful candidates will be contacted and will have the opportunity to continue working for AEC as projects arise.

Please drop off resumes at AEC or contact Musab Sayah for more information. We look forward to working with successful candidates. 

Mail: PO Box 297, Grande Cache, AB, T0E 0Y0

PHone: 780-827-4014

Fax: 780-827-4788-Email: musab@aecalberta.com


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Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Welding & Fabrication Manager

Grande Cache, AB



  • Assess, plan and develop marketing and business development strategies to attract new business.

  • Maintain and strengthen client relationships by ensuring the timely resolution of issues and concerns.

  • Manage department finances including budgets, forecasts and overall profitability.

  • Create an environment of continuous improvement by ensuring that work is performed efficiently and effectively.

  • Assess operational processes to streamline and optimize the productivity of employees and equipment.

  • Review and evaluate operating results including financial statements, sales activity, budgets, goals and objectives by recommending appropriate measures to enhance outcomes as necessary.

  • Evaluate project tracking including manpower, material usage and equipment hours by identifying variances and developing solutions for resolution.

  • Review and approve all project contracts.

  • Ensure that products meet quality standards, customer expectations and all regulatory compliance.

  • Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend replacement of machines.

  • Review completed projects for lessons learned, adjusting processes and people as needed.

  • Champion health and safety through role modeling and holding employees, contractors, visitors and other members of the Leadership Team accountable to all safety expectations and standards in a positive and constructive manner.

  • Ensure that all incidents (injuries, hazard observations, property damage, near misses and environmental issues) are reported immediately, investigated thoroughly, communicated and followed-up on as required within established timelines.

  • Ensure that employees receive the required safety training and understand all relevant safe work procedures, standards and expectations.

  • Provide oversight and direction to guide reports in accordance with the organization’s policies, processes and procedures.

  • Lead and manage human resources initiatives and activities for direct reports including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, employee development, training and general support.

  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team on corporate business plans and strategies ensuring consistency with organizational goals.

  • Lead department meetings and participate in Leadership Team meetings.



  • Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance and support to achieve business goals.

  • Provides inspiration, clarity and direction through a compelling vision of the future by ensuring that employees work together and are provided with the required resources, feedback, coaching, development and motivational support to be successful.

  • Takes personal ownership for the results, quality and timeliness of their work and that of the team.

  • Meets financial goals through responsible stewardship of fiscal resources, human resources and physical assets.

  • Adapts to and works with a variety of situations, individuals and groups by addressing problems and opportunities, drawing on own experience, and calling on other resources as necessary.

  • Consistently delivers required business results in alignment with organizational goals by setting and achieving objectives in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.

  • Demonstrates compassion to the needs, welfare, dignity and feelings of others by listening, understanding and respecting opinions, perspectives and motivations.

  • Effectively manages the time, resources and priorities of self and the team by ensuring that work is completed efficiently, and meeting short and long term goals and objectives.

  • Keeps the organization’s vision, mission, values and reputation at the forefront of decision-making and action.

  • Knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used for fabrication.

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work environment.

  • Ability to understand and interpret plans, blueprints and various specifications.

  • Ability to accurately estimate labour, equipment and material costs.

  • Ability to lead change and establish operational metrics/key indicators for process control, communication and performance improvement.



  • Certified Alberta Journeyman in the trade of Welder.

  • Minimum of 5 years of fabrication experience.

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture is desirable.

  • Previous CWB Supervisor management experience is preferred.

  • Intermediate level PC skills as well as general computer, email, and internet knowledge.


Job Type: Full-time


Required experience:

  • Fabrication: 5 years

Trades Work Program Opportunity

Trades Work Program

Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus

The Trades Work (TW) Program is currently accepting applications. TW will be offered from October 16 to December 8, 2017.


The eight-week program, offered at no charge, provides safety courses, shop training, job shadows, trades math/science review, occupational fitness, a two-week work experience placement, job search assistance and more. The program, which includes residence accommodation, is offered at the Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus.


There are only 12 seats available. Financial assistance may be available for eligible participants.

If you have any questions, you can 
contact Rachelle Honeyman, Job Developer/Program Assistant or Denise Carlson at 780-539-5477, or email
tradesworkprogram@gmail.com or denise.carlson@gpworkplace.ca

Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Governance Coordinator




POSITION REPORTS TO:        President, AWN




Working closely with the AWN President and Board of Directors, the Governance Coordinator is responsible for the administrative tasks most closely related to governance, inter-governmental relations, inter-company oversight, public relations, communication, and legal issues. This position is parallel to the Executive Director on the AWN organizational chart.




  1. Assist the President by preparing correspondence, reports, presentations, and managing the President’s schedule.

  2. Working closely with the AWN President, communicate with subsidiary companies, ADC and AEC, as well as the leadership of the Coops and Enterprises.

  3. Record and relay staff or community issues and concerns to President, Board and management teams.

  4. Working closely with the AWN President and board, record and review questions or concerns about interpretation, application or potential change of AWN, AEC and ADC policies and procedures and/or AWN bylaws from board, staff or community members. This may include reviewing and drafting proposed changes as directed by the President and board.

  5. Prepare board packages for the board, scheduling board meetings, collecting reports, taking minutes.

  6. Prepare packages for Elders’ Council, scheduling meetings, taking minutes or arranging the taking of minutes.

  7. Working closely with the AWN President, facilitate and ensure effective communication and organization with the AWN legal team, the AWN negotiation team, and municipal, provincial and federal government representatives. This includes but is not limited to organizing work plans, meetings and travel arrangements for negotiation and other legal and inter-governmental discussions or meetings. 

  8. Communicate with the Executive Director, the Special Projects Coordinator and other staff to share and collect information needed for effective governance, board decisions, legal decisions, negotiation, inter-governmental and inter-company relations.

  9. Facilitate communication and working relationships between the AWN President and Board and the Presidents and Managers of the Coops and Enterprises.




  • Self-motivated, reliable, and capable of managing workload and prioritizing tasks in a busy environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Outstanding organizational abilities

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Strong judgment skills

  • Proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new technology and tools

  • Willingness in maintaining a flexible schedule and availability for out-of-town travel

  • Knowledge of the Aseniwuche Winewak communities and histories

  • Ability to speak and understand Cree will be considered an asset

  • Post-secondary education will be considered an asset




Priority consideration will be given to members of Aseniwuche Winewak Nation and/or the Coops and Enterprises. 

Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Opioid Project Assistant


AWN is recruiting a Project Assistant for a nine-month positions to assist in the development of a strategy to address opioid misuse in the Grande Cache area. The project will focus on gaining a better understanding of the number and scope of opioid addictions in the community, what opioids are being used (legal or illegal), researching treatment options, and identifying barriers to seeking treatment. The Project Coordinator will engage with local service providers, physicians, and community members to increase access to existing treatment programs and develop local supports for recovering addicts.


The Project Assistant will possess a wide variety of skills, experience and knowledge including: community engagement and meeting facilitation, project planning and development, and extensive knowledge of addictions and related factors. The Project Coordinator will perform the following:

  • Coordination and oversight of community based research process.

  • Engage all relevant stakeholders in working towards solutions to address opioid misuse.

  • Increase accessibility to treatment, including arranging transportation, accommodation, access to support services.

  • Establishing and managing an effective support program for recovering addicts.



  • Diploma or certificate in Social Work, addictions or related field or combination of relevant education and minimum of two years experience.

  • A healthy lifestyle and demonstrated interest in treatment and recovery, such as knowledge of 12 step programs or general recovery processes.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and understanding of harm reduction.

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, problem solving skills, and ability to work with a wide range of people.

  • Valid driver’s license.



  • Full time hours. Start date immediate.

  • Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications.


Please submit your resume along with four references by April 27, 2018 to:

                                Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

                                Box 1808

                                Grande Cache, Alberta, T0E 0Y0      

                                Fax: 780-827-4788                              Email: info@aseniwuche.com


The competition will remain open until filled. Only those under consideration will be contacted. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest.

Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: 1.0 FTE Administrative Assistant


AWN is recruiting a 1.0 FTE Administrative Assistant for the Tawow Centre to be responsible for managing the phone lines, greeting and assisting clients, providing program support to the Parent Link Centre, and ensuring the Centre is clean and presentable at all times.


The Administrative Assistant will:

  • Answer phones, connect calls to staff, take and deliver messages;

  • Prepare and distribute program advertising including social media and posters;

  • Manage inventories and order supplies as directed;

  • Assist with programming and events as directed;

  • Greet all visitors and direct them to the correct person or program;

  • Refer clients to community services if required;

  • Ensure all clients sign-in with the program they are accessing;

  • Book client appointments for one-to-one services;

  • Provide program assistance to Parent Link staff and visitors;

  • Cleaning and maintaining the appearance of the Centre and ensuring the Centre is clean and presentable at all times;

  • Prepare office/janitorial supply orders for the Centre by coordinating with staff and submit orders to AWN Receptionist.



  • A certificate or diploma in Office Administration or one year of relevant experience.

  • Proficiency in MS Office and operation of office equipment.

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, problem solving skills, and ability to work with a wide range of people.

  • Ability to multi-task effectively.


The Tawow Centre is open Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and closed from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. This position is funded for 35 hours per week.


Please submit your resume along with two references on or before April 30, 2018 to:

                                Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

                                Box 1808

                                Grande Cache, Alberta

                                T0E 0Y0 

                                Email: info@aseniwuche.com


The competition will remain open until filled. Only those under consideration will be contacted. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest.

Employment Opportunity

The Aseniwuche Winewak Nation Group of Companies (AWN) is a community organization which includes two wholly owned for profit companies, those being Aseniwuche Development Corporation (ADC) and Aseniwuche Environmental Corporation (AEC). AWN consistently and successfully addresses the daunting challenge of striking the delicate balance between business development and preservation of the land. AWN is an organization that reflects the values of the community and constantly strives to make the community a better place to live. AWN is an environmentally based, business oriented integrated organization steeped in culture, spirituality and tradition


AWN is looking for self-motivated individuals who are not afraid of a challenge, able to balance a number of priorities at once, able to effectively time manage, and be a team player.


Position Available: AEC is looking for employees to increase their pool of available workers. 


To read the full job description, click here


The closing date open until positions filled. 


Please bring your resumes in to the AEC office or contact Cheryl, cheryl@aecalberta.com or Musab, musab@aecalberta.com for more information. 


Aseniwuche Environmental Corporation thanks all applicants for their interest.

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

Youth Pre-Employment

AWN has contracted Sharon Bambrick, Praxis Consulting, to deliver a “mini” Integrated Training program to participants in our Youth Pre-Employment Program. There will be three 3-week sessions offered between October 2017 and March 2018. Topics will include personal development (Achieving Your Potential and Life Management Skills), Goal Setting and Action Plans, Thought Patterns for a Successful Career, Job Readiness, Supported Job Search, Job Maintenance and hands on work experience placements.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Encourage rapid employment or further education or skills training

  • Examine and change behaviour patterns affecting employment potential

  • Increase participants accountability and involvement in their career decision making process


The benefits of the program are:

  • A safe environment with strong coaching support, effective personal development programs, work experience, safety training certificates and driver training as needed

  • Increased self-esteem and self efficacy which will enhance participants accountability and responsibility for their job search.

  • A more open-minded approach to job seeking with enhanced effective thinking skills and decision-making capabilities

  • Increased self-motivation and enhanced ability for taking action.


Participants will be “employment ready” and in a position to become part of the labour force. The following criteria will be required for acceptance to the Youth Pre-Employment Initiative:

  • Must be 18-30 years of age.

  • Must be Aboriginal decent (First Nation, Non-status, Metis or Inuit)

  • Is committed (ready, willing and able) and motivated to enter the labour force by securing sustainable, meaningful employment.

  • Must provide consent to share personal information and participate in follow-up surveys (whether they completed the training or not)

  • Preference will be given to candidates who are unemployed, underemployed or marginally employed.

  • Candidates will be assessed and accepted based on the above criteria.


If you would like to sign up for the Life Skills Program, please stop by the AWN office or Career Resource Center to pick up an application. Completed applications are returned to the Career Resource Center.

Safety ticket and driver training is available until funds are used up. To access safety ticket training or driver training contact the Career Resource Center. Cultural awareness workshops and apprenticeship and trades components of the Youth Pre-Employment are also under development and will be accepting participants. Applicants need to complete one application for all components of the Youth Pre-Employment.

Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Cenovus is pleased to support the post secondary education of Aboriginal Students in communities where we operate.

At Cenovus, we embrace the opportunity to contribute to the strength and sustainability of the communities where we work and live. We believe that investing in education creates a strong foundation for a bright future.

Our Aboriginal Scholarship program is designed around three main objectives:

  • To encourage Aboriginal students to pursue and complete post secondary education

  • To increase the number of Aboriginal professionals and role models in communities where we operate

  • To further the potential for local employment in the oil and gas industry

  • Each year, Cenovus offers up to ten scholarships for Aboriginal students residing in our operating areas who are pursuing a full-time degree, diploma or certified trade. These scholarships are values at $3,500.


Visit Cenovus.com to learn more.