First Nations & Small Operating Authority Discount
We at OETC understand that there are unique financial challenges facing small communities and First Nations throughout North America. For this reason, and in keeping with the OETC Mission Statement, you could be eligible for a 20% discount on all course enrolments.NOTE: If approved, your discount will apply from the date of application. Thus any fees you remit for course enrolment between the submission of this application and receiving your discount code will be eligible for the discounted rate. Any fees you remit over the discounted rate will be refunded. If you work for an Operating Authority that services a population less than 10,001 anywhere in North America or reside on a recognised First Nation in Canada or USA (as detailed by a CDN Status Card or US CDIB). Then complete the embeded form on this page to apply for your 20% discount code for e-Training and on-Demand courses (NOTE: Not applicable for Live Scheduled Events).Once we process your application and you are approved, you will receive an email detailing your discount code and expiry date. This code can be used for all digital course enrolments with no limit (NOTE: Not applicable for Live Scheduled Events). This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offer OETC may provide unless otherwise specified. For First Nation applicants within Ontario an extra 8% discount will be included to account for your PST tax exemption. All other locations outside Ontario are not charged a PST, and locations outside of Canada are not charged Canadian or local tax through OETC.•OETC reserves the right to cancel the approved discount code at any time and at its sole discretion due to suspected abuse. If OETC does take this step, we will contact the applicant via the provided email address. •The normal expatriation date on the provided code is 1-2 yrs from the date of the approved application, at the discretion of the OETC reviewer. If, at the end of the expiration date, there is limited use or abnormally high use, OETC may require, at its sole discretion, a re-application of the discount. OETC also reserves the right to extend the discount with no re-application required. If we do this we’ll send you an email detailing our actions.•OETC reserves the right to approve or deny any application at its own discretion.•This discount is not applicable for Live Scheduled events and pertains only to e-Training and on-Demand courses.What you’ll need to apply:First Nations•Name, Address and contact information (email / phone)•a colour photo-copy of the front and back of your Government of Canada First Nation Status Card OR USA CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood). •A description of your Operating Authority. NOTE: Identified Status Native North Americans do not need to work within a reserve to qualify. The deciding factor, if you are a Native North American, is legal possession of a Indian Status Card in good standing.•If you are not a card holding recognised Native North American working on reserve you may still qualify. A band member must apply on behalf of the band or reserve. NOTE: If the Native Band applies on behalf of the reserve, anyone working within the reserve may use the discount code.•OETC understands that many “Native” communities within the USA do not have government recognised status but still live within a quasi band / commune. Non-recognised Native Bands / Reserves within the USA may still qualify. Please use the “Description of your Operating Authority” section of the form to make your case for eligibility. If your band / community has a website that describes your native roots this would help. Similarly, you may be able to apply under the “Operating Authority Serving Under 10,001 Population” if you cannot provide enough proof / documentation for a First Nations discount.Operating Authorities Serving under 10,001 population•Name, Address and contact information (email / phone)•A description of your Operating Authority and photocopies of all Water and/or Wastewater facility licenses / certificates under the Operating Authorities direction.•A web address where OETC reviewers can conduct an investigation on the relevance of your claim. •A recent pay stub (account or sensitive information can be blacked out) that clearly states the employer (municipality or Private Entity) and the applicant as an employee.oIf you work for a private Operating Authority that serves an owner / municipality with a population of under 10,001 population you must also supply some documentation that states that the private operating authority is contracted to the small system. For instance, the “Description of Water / Wastewater System” that appears in a regulatory inspection report, that details the name of the Operating Authority” may fulfil this requirement.•Either an individual operator / employee may apply OR a municipal employee on behalf of the Municipality.