Job Retention Navigator Program

The Esquao Job Retention Navigator helps Indigenous women address the immediate needs that arise when starting a new job or while on an existing job.

These women often face barriers to continuing their employment, which can include transportation, childcare, work supplies or other supports. Using a just-in-time individualized approach, the Job Retention Navigator provides assistance to keep the women from having to quit their jobs or be terminated.



Click here to download the Participant Information Form

  1. Complete the Participant Information Form
  2. Gather together requested documents
  3. Email the Participant Information Form and documents to

Requested Documents

  • Denial letter(s) of funding assistance
  • Copy of your ID
  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (if applicable)


To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A resident of Alberta (proof of Alberta residency required)
  • An Aboriginal female or self-identified as female
  • 15 years of age or older. Applicants under the age of 19 require a legal guardian to sign all applications and contracts for funding.
  • Underemployed (monthly expenses exceed monthly income)
  • Willing, ready, and able to complete an Action plan and fulfill agreed commitments

Check the calendar or contact us at, (780) 479-8195 or 1-877-471-2171 (toll-free) for more details.