Neyaskweyahk Employment Program

Neyaskweyahk Employment
Program (NEP)

(780) 585-2101

(780) 585-2120

Changes that have occurred at the NEP Department since June 17th, 2019

  • Temporary employment has been suspended until further notice
  • Work crews will be to our fellow Tribal Members of Pigeon Lake, Buck Lake and Smallboy Camp this year
  • N.E.P. Department will consist of only five employees which will consist of one crew to continue services for Ermineskin
  • We will work in partnership with the Elders department and Social Services departments pending appointments/schedule
  • We will continue providing the services for General Hauls and Lawn Cuts Pending; Weather and scheduling
  • Most work orders will now need appointments as we do not have the manpower to do multiple tasks
  • Wakes and Funerals services will still continue
  • Expect delays in work orders as we are cleaning and re-organizing the shop and compound to better serve our Tribal Members of Ermineskin

Vision Statement:

Neyaskweyahk Employment Program will help to empower Ermineskin Tribal Members Through by example. To guide, to a positive change within themselves and the community.

Goals & Objectives:

  • Effective Management of the Neyaskweyahk Employment Program
  • Prepare participants for the Workforce
  • Appropriate Wages & Compensation.
  • Increased Support for N.E.P. through partnership


  • Assist the disabled and elderly band members.
  • Wake work.
  • Memorial services.
  • Harvest Teepee poles for Ermineskin Annual Powwow.
  • Cut wood, General Hauling, Lawn services.
  • Carpentry Sales/services. – Sheds, Outhouses, Doghouses, Lean-to shelters.
  • Work with Fine Option and Summer Student Programs.
  • Artesian & Wood craftsmanship projects.

In Kind Community Contributions:

We offer many services to the band membership thru in kind community contributions. We offer three free services to Elders- lawn cut, split wood delivery, a general haul. And the disabled are assisted thru Home care, but we assist them when Sheldon SB is getting behind in requests.