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Making the Connection: Indigenous People and Construction Employment

A How-to-Guide for Indigenous Construction Career Awareness, Recruitment and Retention

This Guide is meant for the construction industry and ASET counsellors, but has some useful information for job seekers. Similar information for job seekers can be found in the Apprentice Guide, by clicking LEARN MORE below. 

For instance, in section 3, there is a part that describes how the construction industry is organized and a list of trades in the industry /doors into construction

There is a listing of websites where to find construction job opportunities in section 5, along with an overview of job search methods.

In section 6 you can find information on how to fit in to your workplace in ‘Uncovering My Culture and My Workplace’s Culture’ and tips on how to prepare for an interview.

Find a career counsellor

Your local ASET (Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy) office has career counsellors to assist you to start your construction career.

or locate an office using Google Maps:

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Locate a training program:

Discover some of the many programs where you can build your skills, through industry training and technical schools, from pre-employment to apprenticeship.

or locate an office using Google Maps:

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Write your construction resume:

Use the On-line Resume Writer to create a resume for construction employment. The Resume Writer will assist you to identify and highlight your training, skills and experience.


How to present your skills and experience:

A workbook for Indigenous people interested in construction employment.

Understand how apprenticeship works in your province:

What is Apprenticeship? How does it work? Find everything that you need to know about apprenticeship.

Find out what the Construction Sector Council has available:

The CSC is continually improving its offering of online courses and training materials.  Many are available as free downloads.