Aboriginal Agencies and Industry ContactsAboriginal Agencies and Industry Contacts

Construction Sector Council (CSC)

Construction Sector Council

220 Laurier Avenue West Suite 1150

Ottawa, ON

K1P 5Z9

Tel: (613) 569-5552

Fax: (613) 569-1220


Website: http://www.csc-ca.org/english/index.html

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Employers can  access a list of ASETS holders in their region or province from http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/locations/in...

Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC)

Contact for leadership in indigenous inclusion solutions in the areas of recruitment, retention, advancement, procurement and career development. AHRC can also help employers:

  • Connect with other stakeholders through the annual Champion Event: a colloquium of business, government, labour and Aboriginal leaders discussing Aboriginal issues and encouraging Aboriginal inclusion.
  • Get matched with Aboriginal talent pool through www.aboriginaltrades.ca and http://www.inclusionnetwork.ca/CareerSite/AIN/index.html
  • Link up to new regional partners and solutions that offer resolve to employment training, recruitment and retention issues through national forum like Workforce Connex. Aboriginal Human Resource Council, 708 - 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 2E1, tf: 866.711.5091, p: 306.956.5360 ,f: 306.956.5361

Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW)

555 Burnhamthorpe Rd.

Suite 603 

Toronto, ON

M9C 2Y3

tel: 416-240-7259 

free: 1-800-376-8539 

fax: 416-240-9970

Job-Hotline: 1-877-575-2855

Website: http://www.cusw.ca/

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF)

Across the Provinces

(613) 235-4004

Email: info@caf-fca.org.

Website: http://www.caf-fca.org/

Employers and Labour Groups

Employers and unions vary for different communities.  Efforts should be made to contact and partner with as many employers as possible.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Terrasses de la Chaudière

10 Wellington, North Tower

Gatineau, Quebec

Postal Address:

Ottawa, Ontario 

K1A 0H4

Email: InfoPubs@ainc-inac.gc.ca

Phone: (toll-free) 1-800-567-9604

Fax: 1-866-817-3977

TTY: (toll-free) 1-866-553-0554

Website: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/1info/cnt-eng.asp#pubenq


Employers can connect to journey persons, and advertise for free using organizations like (Locations: Kelowna, Fort St. John, Prince George)



Employers can post a job or search our online resume submissions can do that by choosing the Employers section on most of the agencies websites like ACCESS (Location: Vancouver BC)

Service Canada

For employers looking to hire or deal with Aboriginal peoples. You can contact a service Canada regional office for information on the AHRDA responsible for a specific region or community because direct communication between AHRDA holders and HRSDC is through regional Service Canada offices.   For AHRDA Holders looking to get in touch with HRSDC, Service Canada provides direct communication between AHRDA holders and HRSDC. A list of regional offices can be found http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/employment/aboriginal_training/index.shtml


Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (MAA)

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

160 Bloor Street East, 4th floor

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M7A 2E6

Phone: 1-866-381-5337 or


Fax: 416-326-4017

Website: http://www.aboriginalaffairs.gov.on.ca/english/default.asp

National Aboriginal Organizations (NAOs)

Most of these organizations are political organizations with a mandate to address needs in the area of human resource development, NAOs have each signed a national agreement to administer HRSDC funds. These organizations are:

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASET)

Website: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/index.shtml