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In this document, the authors provide brief descriptions of a variety of programs developed by sector councils to encourage more Aboriginal involvement in the workforce. Sector councils are industry‐led partnerships that bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups to address sector‐wide human resource issues on a national scale.
The authors note that Canada’s Aboriginal population represents the largest untapped labour force in the country. Initiatives aimed at tapping into that resource include a training program to help employers create Aboriginal-friendly workplaces; a pre-employment program to help Aboriginal people acquire the skills needed to work in the mining industry; and a recruitment/retention strategy developed for the electricity sector.
The document was prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), a network of more than 35 sector councils and similar organizations.