Backgrounder: Western Economic Diversification Canada’s investments support Indigenous skills development and jobs in Saskatchewan


$895,000 for Indigenous Peoples to fully participate in the economic growth of Saskatchewan
$895,000 for Indigenous Peoples to fully participate in the economic growth of Saskatchewan

As we walk the road of reconciliation together, the Government of Canada remains strongly committed to creating economic opportunities for Indigenous businesses and communities.

The Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), is investing $895,000 to support Saskatchewan Indigenous communities.

Indigenous-focused projects supported by WD

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment Inc.   $745,000

Build on a successful entrepreneurship pilot program focused on Métis entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan. The intent is to train 350 individuals, while creating 20 jobs and completing 13 community-based projects. The funds will also help in the creation or expansion of 100 Métis-owned businesses.

Ya’thi Néné Land and Resource Office  $150,000

Create training and employment opportunities for residents of northern Saskatchewan affected by the slow down of uranium mining in the Athabasca Basin. The intent is to train 50 Indigenous participants while creating 25 jobs. Training will be tailored to employment opportunities available in northern Saskatchewan such as health, trades, hospitality and aviation.

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Alexander Cohen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic
Development and Official Languages

Rhonda Laing
Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada

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