ASD exists to support the people of Eeyou Istchee; to aid individuals in their job search by preparing them through skills development, job readiness programs, training and special projects to ensure the success of our clients. Our greatest asset is the community we serve and their success stories are ASD's success stories.


  • Improve their jobs search skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Upgrade their skills and vocational education
  • Start their own business
  • Encourage employers to hire them


  • Create new jobs
  • Upgrade their employees’ skills


Program implementation as a facet of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (Section 28.1) provides the department with the mandate to fund and support initiatives throughout Eeyou Istchee to increase employment and training.

Service we offer

ASD offers employment services in all 10 Cree Communities to assist clients with various employment needs. Including an office in Gatineau to assist Cree Post Secondary Students in obtaining employment.


Keep up to date with important employment news and upcoming programs in Eeyou Istchee