The Harper Government is providing almost $3.5 million over three years to a new program to provide skills training for Aboriginal Peoples. The Aboriginal Labour Market Community Navigators initiative will ensure that Aboriginal Peoples have the skills they need to find work in the emerging area of liquefied natural gas (LNG) development.
The Navigators program will serve 37 First Nation communities in the areas of Burns Lake, Treaty 8, Coastal First Nations, Carrier Sekani and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
The Navigators program will:
- increase awareness of LNG employment opportunities and ensure community contributions to planning;
- determine the best ways to provide access to training and information about employment opportunities;
- establish working relationships with local service providers; and
- enhance relationships among local Aboriginal communities, government and employers.
This project will be funded through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative — West Coast Energy, which aims to increase Aboriginal participation in economic opportunities in the natural resource sectors.
Since its creation in 2010, the Strategic Partnerships Initiative has supported over 400 Aboriginal communities, developed over 100 new partnerships and leveraged nearly $100 million in additional funding from other sources.
For more information on the Strategic Partnerships Initiative please visit - https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1330016561558/1330016687171
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