$170M federal investment to support 24 training projects for Indigenous workers

The Government of Canada has announced over $170M in funding for 24 projects that will bring new training opportunities to Indigenous workers. The projects will provide training for work in the green economy, the information and communications technology sector, the infrastructure sector, the blue economy, and the Indigenous public sector. The organizations leading the projects include the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) in British Columbia, which will provide technical training for the skilled trades; the Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment Inc in Saskatchewan, which will train Métis citizens for work in the health sector; and the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership in Newfoundland & Labrador, which will offer career-counselling and training for work in underground mining. “These initiatives not only address skills shortages in Canada but also contribute to the empowerment of our Indigenous peoples through meaningful employment,” said ACCESS President Lynn White.