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The Canada Training Benefit: Empowering Canada’s workforce to adapt and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow

New benefit will give workers time and money to keep their skills up to date and in demand May 16, 2019                Saskatoon, Saskatchewan             Employment and Social Development Canada The nature of work is changing. To keep our economy strong and growing, Canadians will need the right skills to take on the jobs of […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201916 Views

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Agnico Eagle’s mine training program has its critics – CBC

A worker says some Inuit are denied training while southerners jump the queue May 16, 2019 A worker at Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank Mine in Nunavut says a training program designed to train Nunavummiut allows southern contractors to rise, while Inuit wait for training. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. operates the Meadowbank open-pit gold mine, north of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201926 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Métis Nation to launch new skills and employment training program

Distinctions-based program empowers Indigenous people to improve skills and find jobs May 15, 2019   Winnipeg, Manitoba     Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada and Métis Nation have taken significant action to ensure Métis people have greater opportunities for employment and can achieve lifelong prosperity for themselves, their families and their communities. Working […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201962 Views

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Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program – Dean’s story

Credits: Employment and Social Development Canada Dean received the training he was looking for and now has his own business. Discover his story! Where somebody maybe started out kind of in the dumps or they’re not doing great, we help them get the training, we got them employed. Now we’re taking it to the next […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201965 Views

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Eeyou Istchee: Community Employment Needs Assessments are being conducted in your community

As a part of their 5 year strategic plan, the Apatisiiwin Skills Development Department (formerly Cree Human Resources Development) will be surveying businesses and employers in all Cree communities throughout Eeyou Istchee to better understand employment needs. Introduction The goal of this survey is to better understand what the existing employment needs are of our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201935 Views

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Canada Invests in Energy Training for Indigenous Youth in Northern Ontario

From: Natural Resources Canada News release May 8, 2019 — Toronto, Ontario — Natural Resources Canada The best ideas for rural and remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. And the youth in these communities have the passion and creativity to drive the clean energy transition. That is why Canada is investing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201937 Views

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Halifax Regional Municipality seeking applicants for internship program

May 7, 2019 The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking applicants for 14 paid internships as part of its Bridging the Gap program. The Bridging the Gap program has offered 102 graduates up to 18 months of paid internship with various business units of the municipality since 2013. The program is designed to provide recent graduates opportunities to work in […]

by pnationtalk on May 8, 201933 Views

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Government of Canada launches call for proposals for grants to accelerate action on Sustainable Development Goals

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release Sustainable Development Goals are about meeting people’s needs – for a safe home, a decent job, education for their children, quality health care, and a thriving environment to live in. May 7, 2019 Gatineau, Québec Employment and Social Development Canada The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201965 Views

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KRG highlights the importance of hiring more Inuit workers at the Nunavik Mining Workshop

The Kativik Regional Government continues to play a major role in the hiring of Inuit in the Nunavik mining sector. As one of the participants at the Kautaapikkut Strategic Table, the KRG supports the objective of increasing the hiring of Inuit to improve their livelihood and well-being. During the Nunavik Mining Workshop held in Kuujjuaq […]

by pnationtalk on May 7, 201942 Views

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Government of Canada launches Call for proposals for Union Training and Innovation Program

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Investments in training equipment to support careers in the skilled trades April 30, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Supporting the next generation of apprentices and tradespeople—particularly women and Indigenous people—depends on high-quality apprenticeship training systems, like union-based training centres. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201928 Views

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DC, OPG and the IBB partner together on pre-apprenticeship program

April 29, 2019 Oshawa, Ont. – Durham College (DC), Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) are pleased to announce they have joined together to offer a three-week pre-apprenticeship program, providing essential boilermaker industry training. Managed and delivered through DC’s Corporate Training Services (CTS), the pre-apprenticeship serves as an introduction to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201959 Views

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Government invests $6.2M towards Indigenous marine training – Powell River Peak

April 25, 2019 Ottawa has announced new funding to increase Indigenous access to marine training programs. Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Tuesday the federal government will provide $6.2 million to the British Columbia Institute of Technology over the next three years. “Our government is committed to maintaining a well-trained marine labour force reflective of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201939 Views

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Launch of the Edmonton Community Industry in support of Indigenous offender employment

From: Correctional Service Canada April 25, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada Today, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), in collaboration with its partners, celebrated the launch of its vocational training and employment services centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This launch will enhance employment and employability interventions for Indigenous offenders to ensure their safe […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201969 Views

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous youth and new young Canadians to prepare to join the workforce

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada News release April 25, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Indigenous Peoples represent the fastest-growing segment of the Canadian population and are an important part of Canada’s economic prosperity. Indigenous youth and young new Canadians represent a significant component of the future workforce in Winnipeg. Today, Kevin […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201945 Views

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NSCC offering marine training bursaries – Cape Breton Post

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Community College has launched a new initiative aimed at attracting more women and Indigenous people into the institution’s marine training program. The project encourages prospective students to apply to have 90 per cent of the costs of NSCC marine training courses covered. Successful applicants may receive annual bursaries […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201953 Views

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Tsilqhot’in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructure – Nanaimonewsnow.com

VANCOUVER — The leader of a First Nation nearly encircled by blazes during one of the worst wildfires seasons in British Columbia’s history says building firefighting capacity is urgent as another season approaches. The Tsilqhot’in First Nation released a review of the 2017 wildfire season Wednesday detailing its experience and making 33 recommendations, including infrastructure […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201953 Views

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Government of Canada invests in marine training for women, Northerners, Inuit and Indigenous peoples through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Transport Canada April 24, 2019 Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia Indigenous coastal communities share ties to Canada’s oceans that span generations. They value them as a source of livelihood, food security, and transportation routes. The Oceans Protection Plan is providing Indigenous peoples with new opportunities to protect and preserve Canada’s oceans and sea routes. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201954 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of the Edmonton Community Industry in support of Indigenous offender employment

From: Correctional Service Canada April 18, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada Members of the media are invited to the official opening of the Correctional Service of Canada’s Edmonton Community Industry hosted by CORCAN and the Citizen Advisory Committees (Prairies). Date April 25, 2019 Time 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Opening ceremony and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201964 Views

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NWT women’s groups get $1.6M for gender equality – CBC

Multi-year funding ‘rare,’ says YWCA executive director Apr 16, 2019 Four groups working to improve the lives of women and girls in the Northwest Territories will now have sustainable, multi-year funding. Liberal MP Michael McLeod announced $1.6 million in federal money for the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, the Yellowknife Women’s Society, sexual health […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201926 Views

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Skills Ontario applauds measures to develop apprenticeships and skilled trade & tech careers

QUEEN’S PARK – Skills Ontario welcomes the emphasis on apprenticeships and skilled trade and technology careers that were addressed in the provincial government’s budget announcement today. “The commitment to increasing apprenticeships and promoting the skilled trades and technologies to students from kindergarten to grade 12 is very much aligned with Skills Ontario’s mission,” says Ian […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201957 Views

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New service opportunities for Canadian youth in the North

Expedition to Community will engage about 300 youth through Canada Service Corps April 8th, 2019       Ottawa, Ontario          Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the experience and skills they need to succeed. That’s why Will Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honourable […]

by pnationtalk on April 8, 201977 Views

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Carpentry program building skills – The Carillon

An employment centre on Roseau River First Nation has found a successful recipe for imparting marketable skills to young adults while empowering them to give back to the community. Last Friday, 11 reserve members between the ages of 18 and 30 celebrated the completion of a 12-week certificate program in carpentry hosted by Ginew Employment […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019116 Views

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Future Skills Centre Launches Six Innovation Projects and Call for Proposals

The Future Skills Centre is funding projects across the country that are testing innovative approaches to skills development, helping thousands of Canadians prepare for the future of work Toronto, April 2, 2019 – The working lives of many Canadians will be changed as existing jobs are displaced and new jobs are created with different skills […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201994 Views

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School board, charity team up to provide Indigenous training – OrilliaMatters.Com

Curriculum ‘opens doors for relationships to be built’; School board hosting training session April 8 A Collingwood-based charity with a mission for education is working with the local school board to take teachers and students on a journey featuring the history and culture of Indigenous people in Canada. Educators are invited to a special training […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201949 Views

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Creating Employment Opportunities for Inuit Through Inuktut Skills

Wednesday March 27th, 2019 Iqaluit, Nunavut –  On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Nunavut’s creation, Inuit are investing more than $5.4 million over three years in accredited Inuktut language training through the Pirurvik Centre. “Inuit are proud to invest in the Pirurvik Centre to meet the tremendous need among Nunavut’s employers for employees […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2019142 Views

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Province Announces Mandatory Entry-level Training for Commercial Truck Drivers

March 26, 2019 As part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to public safety, mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers will be implemented Sept. 1, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.  Requirements will include 121.5 hours of training, which is consistent with other provinces including Alberta and Saskatchewan. “Our government is focused on public safety […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201986 Views

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NTI Update: Media Advisory

March 26th, 2019 For Immediate Release What: The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation will be making a funding announcement with the Pirurvik Centre. Where: Pirurvik Centre, Building 661, Paunna Place, Iqaluit, Nunavut When: 1:30PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -30- For more information: Malaya Mikijuk Assistant Director of Communications Nunavut Tunngavik Inc 867 975 4907 mmikijuk@tunngavik.com NT5

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201949 Views

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New investments to help Canadians secure good jobs

March 22, 2019 Thunder Bay, Ontario Our global economy is evolving and offering Canadians new opportunities to succeed, but it also means people may change jobs many times over the course of their careers. The Government of Canada is working to make it easier for Canadian students and workers of all ages to improve their […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 2019104 Views

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New initiative aims to inspire Indigenous youth to become pilots – CBC

Give Them Wings is a project of new Indigenous-founded airline Iskwew Air Mar 17, 2019 When Gabriel Shepherd took a flight on one of his neighbour’s three-wheeled propeller planes, he was immediately hooked. “I love just going off in the air,” said Shepherd, who is of Métis descent. “I love the relaxed feeling of when you’re cruising […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201961 Views

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‘Tiny homes’ provide shelter, job skills for central Alberta First Nation – Global News

March 18, 2019 After six months of hard work, eleven students officially graduated from a tiny home building program on the Montana First Nation south of Edmonton. The adults headed back to school in the fall of 2018. “We started on September 4th, classroom work,” student Phillip Cardinal explained. “So we have to get our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201971 Views

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Software-testing firm expected to train, employ 60 Indigenous workers – SooToday.com

PLATO’s goal is to create positive change for Indigenous people living in Canada Keith McIntosh can pinpoint a defining moment when he resolved to use his position and experience in information technology (IT) to help effect change for Indigenous peoples living in Canada. Selected to participate in the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, McIntosh […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201961 Views

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Eight students complete Work Ready program in Arctic Bay

From February 11, 2019 to February 15, 2019, eight students in Arctic Bay completed the Baffinland and Qikiqtani Inuit Association Work Ready program. The program is offered through the Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership. During the week-long program, students learned practical skills about what it’s like to work in a mine, including the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201959 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to help Indigenous apprentices in New Brunswick complete their training

March 13, 2019       Saint John, New Brunswick           Employment and Social Development Canada As the economy grows, so do opportunities for employment. Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy. The skilled trades are good, well-paying jobs, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2019120 Views

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Indigenous program aims to combat trades shortage – Daily Commercial News

March 13, 2019 TORONTO — The provincial government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program to create more opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the north. By removing the requirement that applicants be recent university or college graduates, Ontario is supporting a wider variety of internships, including skilled trades, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201967 Views

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announce agreements to give workers the tools they need to find and keep good jobs

An estimated 16,000 more Saskatchewan workers to benefit March 8, 2019          Gatineau, Quebec       Employment and Social Development Canada By investing directly in Canada’s greatest asset—its resilient, hardworking people—the Government of Canada is helping to ensure that the economic growth we create is the kind of growth that works for everyone. Today, the Honourable Ralph […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2019114 Views

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Government of Canada supports skills training for Indigenous people in central British Columbia

March 5, 2019                       Kamloops, British Columbia                        Employment and Social Development Canada A strong economy depends on a strong middle class where everybody has a fair chance at success. Despite being the fastest growing segment of the country’s population, Indigenous people continue to be under-represented in Canada’s workforce. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201977 Views

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New Internship Program Creating More Jobs for Indigenous, Skilled Workers

March 5, 2019 Ontario’s Government for the people is delivering on its commitment to create more opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage across the North by making the Northern Ontario Internship Program more accessible. Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201992 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada invests in skills training for Indigenous people in Central B.C.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will highlight the work being done by the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council to help Indigenous people get the skills needed to secure good quality jobs. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times […]

by pmnationtalk on March 5, 201979 Views

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Spaces Still Open For Skills Up – PortageOnline.com

March 03, 2019 This week is the start of training for the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation’s (PCRC) Skills Up program. Executive Director Victoria Espey says there are still some spots left in this family childcare program initiated by PCRC. “If anybody in our community is interested in getting employment through opening a home daycare, or […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2019105 Views

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Minister Wilkinson presents completion certificates to Aboriginal Fishery Guardian trainees

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Squamish, British Columbia — Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was in Squamish today to present completion certificates for 23 Aboriginal Fishery Guardian trainees from around B.C.. This ceremony was a culmination of three weeks of Conservation & Protection and Fisheries and Oceans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2019123 Views

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Call For Applications RBC Indigenous Internship Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS RBC Indigenous Internship Program DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec, February 28, 2019 — The Canadian Museum of History is now accepting applications for its RBC Indigenous Internship Program (formerly known as the RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices). This eight-month program, the only one of its kind in Canada, offers […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2019166 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians with disabilities in British Columbia

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will visit the University of Victoria to highlight how the Government of Canada helps youth overcome barriers to employment and develop job skills. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201999 Views

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Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Mascouche

February 28, 2019                        Mascouche, QC                         Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201994 Views

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People in the Nass Valley get skills training for jobs

Feb. 22, 2019 VILLAGE OF GINGOLX – Thirty-five people from the Nisga’a Nation in the Nass Valley will learn skills they need to improve their lives, support their communities, create new opportunities and get sustainable local jobs, through new Community Workforce Response Grants. The Village of Gingolx is receiving $197,997 to support 15 people. The funding […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2019122 Views

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Province Concludes Deal to Bring New Economic Opportunities to Pineland Forest Nursery

February 22, 2019 Botanist Organic Growers Corp. to Grow Hemp, Create New Jobs: Pedersen The Manitoba government has concluded a deal to revitalize and bring new economic opportunities to Pineland Forest Nursery and the surrounding region, with the successful bidder being a company that plans to grow and develop hemp, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2019183 Views

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New program to train Indigenous Nova Scotians for cannabis careers – CBC

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre forges link with production company Feb 22, 2019 The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax is partnering with one of the province’s first licensed pot producers as it prepares to grow from 25 employees to more than 80 in the next year. The centre signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday with Biome Grow […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2019118 Views

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Ryerson University leads Future Skills Centre Consortium

New federal government initiative will help determine how best to prepare Canadians for the workforce of the future February 20, 2019 TORONTO, February 20, 2019 — A Canadian workforce that incorporates new technology and adapts is key to Canada’s long-term economic growth. On February 14, the federal government announced that Ryerson University will lead The Future […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2019159 Views

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Government of Canada funds innovative project to help more women succeed in the skilled trades

750 apprentices from Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to benefit from this support February 21, 2019     Winnipeg, Manitoba      Employment and Social Development Canada Giving every Canadian a fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy. The skilled trades are good, well-paying, middle-class jobs, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2019103 Views

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Want to develop your career in film, TV and digital media? Apply for CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is accepting applications until March 21 from Indigenous adults aged 18 to 35 for CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI. CBC New Indigenous Voices is a 14-week, full-time, culturally-sensitive training course offering exposure to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media. Minimum […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201993 Views

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LNG Canada sponsors driver training in Kitimat and Terrace

Lack of driver’s license a leading barrier to employment for Indigenous peoples Vancouver, February 15, 2019- Today LNG Canada announces it has contributed $80,000 to sponsor three sessions of driver training, two in Kitimat and one in Terrace, B.C. This funding will enable 46 students to take the graduated licensing program. In addition, students will […]

by pmnationtalk on February 19, 2019103 Views

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