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Indigenous Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada

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This report looks at a range of key labour market, economic and social indicators related to Canada’s growing Indigenous population, which comprises First Nations, Inuit and Métis. In 2016, there were over 1.6 million Indigenous People in Canada, accounting for 4.9% of the total population, which is a significant increase from 3.8% in 2006. The report looks at the implementation of the federal government’s Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Strategy through in-depth analysis across four case study areas, including 1) the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources and Development in Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2) Community Futures Treaty Seven in Calgary, Alberta; 3) MAWIW Council in Fredericton, New Brunswick; and 4) Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The report highlights critical success factors to better link Indigenous People to high quality jobs while also providing recommendations regarding future labour market and skills programming for Indigenous People in Canada.

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Indigenous labour market outcomes in Canada

Disparities in labour force outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous People can be addressed through more active labour market programmes, which involve a range of economic development actors. This chapter overviews key employment trends within the Indigenous population in Canada. It then outlines innovations of Indigenous organisations that are actively managing and delivering employment programmes, which seek to provide meaningful job opportunities to their Indigenous communities.

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