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Call to Action # 7: Education (6-12)

Feds provide $25M for First Nations employment project

January 24, 2024

DCN-JOC News Services

Feds provide $25M for First Nations employment project

NationTalk: Daily Commercial News: ConstructConnect DCN-JOC News Services – HAHNAWAKE, QUE. — 

The First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec received $25 million in federal funding for the Global Strategy for Indigenous Employability project, which aims to increase the number of Indigenous people in employment or vocational training in communities and urban areas.

The project was selected after an open call for proposals held in spring 2022, under the Skills and Partnership Fund (SPF).

According to a release, SPF projects support partnerships between Indigenous organizations and industry employers to provide targeted skills training for Indigenous people for in-demand jobs at the local, regional and national level with projects focusing mainly on five priority sectors: green economy, information and communications technology, infrastructure, blue economy, and the Indigenous public sector.

The SPF project-based program is one of two complementary Indigenous labour market programs delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada, the other one being the distinctions-based Indigenous Employment and Skills Training Program.