Responding to Canada’s growing need for skilled trade and apprenticeship workers Aboriginal Trades launched this project. This initiative is designed to develop new partnerships and employment strategies, will give employers and trainers enhanced access to Canada’s largely untapped and existing human capital of Aboriginal people who are eager to fill the employment gap.

This innovative initiative will create, strengthen and leverage partnerships with private-public sectors, Aboriginal employment organizations, learning institutions and government stakeholders in an effort to collaborate on methods to recruit and retain First Nation, Métis and Inuit participation in trades and apprenticeship.