About Us

The Akwesasne Economic Development Agency (AEDA) is a non-profit corporation that delivers employment and training services. AEDA has been in the business of training and employing people in our community since 1988. AEDA provides payroll services, sponsorship programs, a variety of training programs that includes employment preparation, professional development, self-esteem programs, computer lab and boardroom rentals. Our newest training addition is the Mohawk Language Program called Kanienkeha Tsi Tewata:ti (Let's Speak Mohawk Again!)

AEDA has something for just about everyone. We work with a wide variety of business clients throughout the surrounding areas of Akwesasne. AEDA can apply to the Akwesasne Area Management Board for funding through a Job Opporunity Program or Summer Student Program that assists both the business client and the job seekers if approved. AEDA administers the funding of the business client by providing a payroll service. The program benefits the job seeker by providing a work placement and employment training.

Corporate Objectives

1. To promote and establish economic development activities undertaken to develop the economic, cultural and social well-being of the Mohawk Community in Akwesasne, as well as other First Nations in Canada.

2. To provide the members of the Akwesasne Community with  employment and training opportunites.

3. To provide labour to organizations and businesses based in Akwesasne as well as those located outside the Mohawk Terrirtory.

4. To associate and collaborate with other businesses and groups working in the field of economic development.

Services Offered

The Akwesasne Economic Development Agency has been serving local businesses since 1988. We specialize in four different services for our business clients.


Payroll Services

Setting up an in-house payroll system is costly and time consuming. You need an extra office, not only for purchasing a payroll software package, or associated computers and printers, for storage of payroll records, extra personal, employer registration etc. AEDA's payroll services save you time. AEDA takes care of your payroll needs so that you may go about your business confident that your payroll is being handled professionally and securely.