Hiring and Retaining Aboriginal Apprentices: An Action Plan for Employers

March 30th, 2017

Hiring Indigenous apprentices today ensures a company will have a future workforce composed of skilled Indigenous workers and have strong business relationships with Indigenous communities. This guide by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum provides Canadian employers in the mining, oil and … Continue reading

Changing Workforce: The Case for Diversity in Canada’s Trucking Industry

December 30th, 2016

Canada’s growing trucking sector is facing significant shortages in such key positions as drivers and mechanics, owing to turnover, ageing, and insufficient supply. To help meet the industry’s current and future labour needs, this report by Trucking HR Canada makes … Continue reading

Literacy and numeracy among off-reserve First Nations people and Métis: Do higher skill levels improve labour market outcomes?

December 23rd, 2016

This article by Paula Arriagada and Darcy Hango of Statistics Canada, examines the essential literacy and numeracy skills of off-reserve First Nations and Métis adults and the relationship between their skill level in these domains, education and employment outcomes. While … Continue reading

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project Website (FIMESIP)

November 5th, 2015

This comprehensive inventory of essential skills initiatives aimed at First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples was developed through a collaboration between the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the Assembly of … Continue reading

What Works: Career-Building Strategies for People From Diverse Groups

March 19th, 2013

Provides career practitioners with useful information for assisting people from diverse populations find meaningful employment. The guide addresses challenges each group face by providing different ways to deal with those challenges. Continue reading

A Place for All: A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Workplace

March 4th, 2013

Designed for employers who want to create an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities, immigrants, Aboriginal people, and others covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act. The guide provides information about the duty to accommodate, workplace accommodation policies and procedures, and individual accommodation procedures. Continue reading

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers

February 12th, 2013

Addresses the challenges employers face when engaging Aboriginal workers in Canada. Employers who are willing to learn more about Aboriginal population in Canada and want to hire and train Aboriginal people may find this report useful, as the report provides a good overview of Aboriginal employment in Canada. Continue reading

WorkBC Employer’s Toolkit: Under the Labour Radar – Aboriginal People, Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities

December 11th, 2012

Provides profiles of specialized population groups focusing on Aboriginal people, youth, women, and people with disabilities. This easy-to-read resource booklet has recruitment and retention tips, workplace checklist, sample interview questions, and relevant statistics on specialized population groups for employers. Continue reading