Examples of initiatives for rural and remote areasExamples of initiatives for rural and remote areas

  • A government and industry partnership provides funding for training to Aboriginal people living in the region so they can obtain employment, which helps to relieve the pressure on the industry that is caused by a lack of a skilled workforce in the region.
  • A provincial government program aims to increase Aboriginal participation in the apprenticeship trades by bringing training to remote First Nations communities. These programs offer training in a wide variety of apprenticeship trades such as bricklaying, carpentry, crane operation, drywalling, electrical, gasfitting, ironworking, heavy equipment operation, sheet metal, steamfitting/pipefitting, welding, and more.
  • An industry employer aims to increase retention rates of Aboriginal employees by offering basic training and apprenticeship opportunities to rural northern communities.
  • A provincial educational institution seeks to foster communication between Aboriginal groups and industry in an effort to develop skills and further community development. Traditional training centres are in place, as are mobile training centres that are able to go to remote areas, thus removing barriers for people who would not be able to receive the training otherwise.
  • A provincial Crown corporation employer provides assistance to new employees coping with life away from their homes working in remote locations.
  • A non-profit organization prepares northern Aboriginal residents for skilled labour positions and helps them find construction work at the local generating stations.
  • Many industry organizations partner with Aboriginal communities in locations where they have construction projects underway.
  • Some training programs offer remote learning.