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Ontario Preparing People in London for Jobs

Government Supporting over 100 people in Four Local Pre-apprenticeship Projects January 24, 2020 LONDON – Ontario is tackling shortages in the skilled trades by supporting pre-apprenticeship projects that will prepare over 100 people in London for good jobs and careers. “In London and throughout the province, there are thousands of jobs that go unfilled,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202012 Views

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BC introduces 6 skills training programs for Indigenous communities – Canadian HR Reporter

‘These new programs will create pathways to tens of thousands of in-demand jobs’ The Industry Training Authority (ITA), a government agency in British Columbia, is investing $7.5 million to support six two-year training programs meant to help Indigenous communities get into the workforce. The programs will address community priorities and opportunities with courses ranging from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202015 Views

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BC Government – Indigenous communities, ITA build skilled trades workforces

More than 475 people in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia are gaining skills to succeed in high-opportunity trades careers, with six new two-year training programs. “For years, Indigenous leaders have been calling for skills training opportunities closer to home to support their community’s needs and self-determination,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202035 Views

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Making waves in modern shipbuilding – Macleans.ca

A two-year program recruits Indigenous students on a pathway to jobs in the Royal Canadian Navy’s $25-billion building boom Jan 16, 2020 Dylan Francis, a member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, knew he wanted a career in the metal trades. But getting there proved difficult. In 2015, he earned a two-year college welding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202024 Views

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Essential skills – CIM Magazine

January 16, 2020 For young Indigenous People like Steven Thomas, MiHR’s Mining Essentials program provides the boost necessary for a career in the mining industry Back in 2015, Steven Thomas was having trouble landing a job in the mining and construction industry. He was desperate to break into the field, but his job applications were […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202040 Views

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MNBC Celebrates Métis Community Support Worker Program Graduates

On December 4, 2019, nine (9) graduates of the Métis Community Support Worker program were celebrated and recognized for all of their hard work and commitment to the program. Many people came out to celebrate with the graduates including their families, Métis Elders, dignitaries, partners, collaborators, UFV faculty and staff, facilitators, MNBC staff and many […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201983 Views

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How PLATO Embraces Reconciliation By Focusing On The Indigenous Workforce – Huddle Today

Dec 17, 2019 FREDERICTON – For Jenilee Paul of St. Mary’s First Nation, her role as a course instructor at PLATO can help other Indigenous people see a path for growth in the IT sector. “It’s kind of like being a role model. You’re setting that path so the people in the courses afterward can […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201938 Views

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CFN: Stewardship Training Leads to Lifetime Learning

In early December, 12 students from six First Nations along the North and Central coast completed a unique and enlightening training course that explored the many connections between Reconciliation and Climate Change. Facilitated by CFN-GBI’s Coastal Stewardship Network (CSN) in partnership with Vancouver Island University, the four-day professional development course (“Stewardship in a Changing World: […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019118 Views

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New course mandatory for some to get N.W.T. hunting licence – CBC

People who already have a general hunting licence and Indigenous rights holders are exempt Dec 16, 2019 Some hunters in the Northwest Territories will have to take a new course before they can get a hunting licence — something the government says will help improve respect for the environment. The NWT Hunter Education course launches […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201960 Views

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Canadian Rangers Complete Advanced Leadership Training – Net Newsledger

December 16, 2019 Canadian Rangers from 16 First Nations from across the Far North of Ontario have completed a challenging course that taught leadership as well as a range of skills for search and rescue. “The purpose of the training was focused on leadership,” said Major Charles Ohlke of the Canadian Army. “They are going […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201994 Views

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BC: Attend the Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program!

The RCMP wants to give Indigenous youth have an opportunity to get an inside look at the life of a police officer. The Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program (IPTP) offers Canadian Indigenous people from the ages of 19-29 hands-on experience in the RCMP’s training program. Candidates selected for the summer program will attend three-weeks of training […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201988 Views

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14 Correctional Officers Graduate and are Assigned to Thunder Bay – Net Newsledger

December 12, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Ontario is hiring 14 new correctional officer graduates in the North to help make the adult correctional system safer. “Correctional officers are essential partners in Ontario’s justice system,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “They perform a great service that contributes to community safety across the province. I would like […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201997 Views

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ON Government: Fourteen New Correctional Officers Graduate in the North

Frontline workers will increase public safety in northern communities December 12, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Ontario is hiring 14 new correctional officer graduates in the North to help make the adult correctional system safer. “Correctional officers are essential partners in Ontario’s justice system,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General.  “They perform a great service that contributes […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201951 Views

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BC Government: Skills training, job supports for those who need them most

Dec. 9, 2019 SECHELT – New programs throughout the province will support British Columbians who face multiple barriers to employment to build the skills they need to embark on new careers. “Skills training and employment supports for people who face multiple barriers to employment help build a more diverse workforce, accessing the untapped potential in people […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201985 Views

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BC Government: Skills training leads to encore careers for older workers

Dec. 6, 2019 MAPLE RIDGE – British Columbians aged 55 and older are getting opportunities to build skills for new careers, with training programs that break down barriers to employment for older workers. “Skills training and employment supports for older workers are key ingredients to building a more diverse workforce and accessing the untapped potential […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201971 Views

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North Baffin employment and training support

  If you are affected by recent lay-offs from the Mary River Mine or looking for training opportunities in your community or region, the Government of Nunavut can help. Service Canada and Government of Nunavut staff will be in North Baffin communities to assist with employment insurance applications and to offer information on employment training […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201964 Views

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Conestoga College: Applications open for free pre-apprenticeship program

December 5, 2019 Conestoga is now accepting applications for the tuition-free Pre-Apprenticeship Welder/Metal Fabricator program. Funded by the Government of Canada, the program will prepare students for in-demand careers and will provide a head start for those wishing to achieve apprenticeship certification. The program will run full-time for 25 weeks starting April 2020 at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201966 Views

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Royal Roads U: New provincial funding supports Indigenous network technician training

November 29, 2019 — Augmented and virtual reality environments along with Indigenized curriculum will be part of a new network technician training program delivered through Royal Roads University’s unique approach to online learning in partnership with the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC). This RRU-FNTC collaboration is supported by $250,000 in new funding from the Ministry […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201969 Views

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MNBC: Fully-funded 12-week Introduction to Construction Training Program

MNBC Training Opportunity Introduction to Construction Worker Fully Funded Supports Included MNBC is pleased to announce a fully-funded 12-week Introduction to Construction Training Program. Program Details: Fully Funded Supports Include: Free Program for Metis Nation Participants Paid Training stipend of $150 per week Paid Work Practicum Daily Lunch Program Includes a FREE starter tool belt, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201960 Views

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Skills Ontario launches #FillTheToolbox engagement campaign to raise funds and celebrate 30 year anniversary

Ontario (December 3, 2019) – This Giving Tuesday, Skills Ontario is thrilled to announce the official launch of the #FillTheToolbox engagement campaign, where every donation supports Skills Ontario programming and counts towards representatively giving Ontario’s youth the tools to learn about career opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies. The campaign’s goal is to earn […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019127 Views

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UBCM: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Nov. 27, 2019 Provincial funding is available to provide emergency management personnel with cultural safety and cultural humility training in order to effectively partner with and provide safe and respectful assistance to Indigenous communities during times of emergency. The deadline for applications is Friday December 13th, 2019. Program materials outline who is eligible to apply and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201971 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power Celebrates a Fourth Line Crew Ground Support Training Program Graduation

November 28, 2019 Participants from the fourth round of Line Crew Ground Support training celebrated today with their families and community leaders. The 15-week certificate program, held at Gridlink in Thunder Bay is for those looking to gain employment in the construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project and the powerline industry. Wataynikaneyap Power PM, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201947 Views

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NB Government: Belledune recovery committee finalized

29 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Membership of the transition adjustment committee tasked with helping the Belledune region has been finalized. The committee was created by the provincial government to assist employees of the Brunswick smelter, which is expected to close at the end of the year, resulting in more than 400 direct job losses. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2019130 Views

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Innovative Lifesaving Program: Training Community Health Representatives from First Nation Communities to Provide Community Members With Education and Training On Essential Lifesaving Skills

Unique partnership program is a direct response to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ Commission’s ‘call to action: “to increase the number of Indigenous professionals working in the health care field, ensure the retention of Indigenous health-care providers in Indigenous communities and provide cultural competency training for all health-care professionals” SASKATOON, Nov. 27, 2019 – SE Health and St. John Ambulance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019125 Views

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Police bring in speaker for Indigenous Awareness Training – CHAT News Today

Medicine Hat, AB – The Medicine Hat Police Service has been focusing on inclusion and diversity. On Tuesday, they took another step in their journey, with Indigenous awareness training during their latest professional development day Officers listened to Cree/Dene speaker Holly Fortier’s four-hour presentation. Chief Andy McGrogan says he first heard Fortier speak at last […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201996 Views

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BLSD Participation in Treaty Education Initiative Training

Border Land School Division teachers, principals and senior administration spent September 18 and 19 participating in Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) training. Facilitated by the provincial TEI team, participants learned about the historical context of treaties and treaty making, participated in demonstration lessons, and learned about about links to the Manitoba curriculum. Manitoba Treaty Commissioner, Loretta […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201961 Views

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New course offers support for Indigenous parents – BC Gov

Nov. 26, 2019 VICTORIA – Indigenous parents who are going through separation or divorce can now access a free online course that can help them make decisions in the best interests of their children. Parenting After Separation (PAS) for Indigenous Families offers information about how Indigenous parents can honour their children while working through challenges […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019103 Views

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Northern First Nations participate in Archaeological Monitor Training – Anishinabek News

November 26, 2019 This past summer, over 50 participants from 11 different First Nations were provided foundational archaeological training from the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS). The training was made possible through an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant that was awarded to the OAS to build archaeological capacity in northern Ontario First Nations over a two-year […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2019104 Views

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New program to train 25 Indigenous people from the N.W.T. to be counsellors – CBC

The program is expected to start in September of 2020 Nov 23, 2019 A Yellowknife organization plans to train more Indigenous people to be counsellors in the Northwest Territories. “We ask our clients and they always say they would rather have an Indigenous counsellor,” said Roy Erasmus, a counsellor at Dene Wellness Warriors in Yellowknife. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2019154 Views

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APTN and CAJ Seeking Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellow

APTN and CAJ Seeking Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellow November 21, 2019, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the forth-Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship. Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2019104 Views

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Young Leaders Build Skills to Build a Better Toronto Region

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2019 – Trust is shifting away from traditional institutions and leaders, and skills essential for the future are getting an overhaul. But preparing our region’s diverse young leaders to take on a new leadership mantle needs to happen in lockstep. That’s why over 150 rising leaders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) participated […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201959 Views

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Enbridge Gas presents cheque to Skills Ontario, continues support for the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives program

Ontario (November 15, 2019) – Earlier this week, Ian Howcroft, Chief Executive Officer of Skills Ontario met with Ken McCorkle, Manager of Indigenous Affairs at Enbridge Gas and Malini Giridhar, VP of Business Development and Regulatory at Enbridge Gas, and was presented with a $20,000 cheque to go towards Skills Ontario programming to provide the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019100 Views

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National Screen Institute announces Directors Guild of Canada as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of three-year agreement

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to welcome the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of a new three-year partnership. The partnership supports the delivery of training programs NSI New Northern Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by NSI, and includes boot camp sessions […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019149 Views

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NL Government: Provincial Government Launches The Way Forward on Workforce Development

November 15, 2019 The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today launched The Way Forward on Workforce Development – the Provincial Government’s plan for strengthening the province’s workforce and supporting a productive, knowledge-based economy. Minister Mitchelmore was joined by the Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201991 Views

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Ontario to spend additional $2.5 million for skills training – Canadian HR Reporter

‘We have to erase the stigma and let people know these are well-paying jobs’ Ontario has announced it will increase spending on its Pre-Apprenticeship Training program by $2.5 million this year to give an additional 200 people exposure to jobs in the skilled trades. The move will help address the looming problem that Ontario’s economy […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201973 Views

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Ontario Increasing Investments in Skilled Trades

Government to Spend Additional $2.5M to Boost Exposure to Good Careers November 8, 2019 TORONTO — Ontario’s Government is tackling shortages in the skilled trades by announcing $20.8 million in spending to attract more people to the trades and boost Ontario’s skilled workforce. The Government will increase spending on Ontario’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training program by $2.5 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2019101 Views

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Your Place’ training and employment program for women surpasses 1,000 applicants – LNG Canada

Nov 6, 2019 Goal to double percentage of women working in construction trades on LNG Canada project VANCOUVER, B.C.— Response has far exceeded expectations to LNG Canada and its prime contractor, JGC Fluor’s YOUR PLACE workforce development program for women aimed at attracting, recruiting, training, supporting and employing women to work in the construction trades […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201994 Views

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Canadian Armed Forces wants more visible minorities, Indigenous people in military – Straight.com

November 6th, 2019 Maj. Alexandre Munoz says that the Canadian Armed Forces is marching toward its goal of increasing diversity among its ranks. “We’re heading there,” Munoz, a public-affairs officer with the military’s recruiting group, told the Georgia Straight by phone while aboard HMCS St. John’s. The frigate is on its annual Great Lakes deployment, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2019119 Views

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Launch of FutureReadyWabanaki

06 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – An initiative has been launched to help Indigenous university students become job-ready while supporting employers in finding and recruiting qualified employees. FutureReadyWabanaki was established as a partnership involving the provincial government and the province’s four publicly funded universities. It follows the provincewide model of FutureReadyNB, which was created earlier […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201980 Views

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Province Launches Manitoba Skills Strategy Survey

November 6, 2019 Strategy to Ensure Manitobans Have the Skills, Talent and Knowledge for Thriving Economy: Eichler The province has launched the Manitoba Skills survey as part of its strategy to ensure Manitobans have the right skills, talent and knowledge to build a thriving economy, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201965 Views

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Celebrating skilled trades during Apprenticeship Recognition Month

VICTORIA – From Nov. 4 to 30, 2019, B.C.’s apprentices are being recognized as their contributions and success in building and maintaining thriving communities throughout the province are acknowledged. The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed November as Apprenticeship Recognition Month. Throughout the month, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) will highlight the many roles that apprentices play in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2019104 Views

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IRC: Dates for Advanced Financial Practices

October 31, 2019 Advanced Financial Practices A partnership between IRC and the GNWT Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), the Community Government Finance Program is to assist community government staff to develop knowledge and skills in the finance field as it relates to community government responsibilities, and is offered by Crowe MacKay LLP. https://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/en/services/community-government-finance-training-program Click on […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201981 Views

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AB Government: Building Alberta’s skilled workforce

More Alberta students will gain valuable hands-on skilled trades experience and education as government increases funding to connect students with in-demand jobs. The Government of Alberta will triple the amount of annual funding to CAREERS: The Next Generation to more than $6 million a year by 2022-23, providing 6,000 students with paid internships and skilled […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2019131 Views

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Skawahlook First Nation project stalled after province redirects funds – CBC

‘They’re ripping the Band-Aid off one wound and slapping it on another,’ says Skawahlook program leader Oct 28, 2019 The Skawahlook First Nation in Agassiz, B.C. will not be able to expand trails in a local park — and it blames the B.C. government for pulling funds. Up to a dozen Indigenous youth were set […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201968 Views

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Trainers from Firefighters Without Borders Headed to Lac Seul First Nations this Month to Educate Residents on Fire Prevention & Ensure All Residents Have A Working Smoke Alarm

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 16, 2019  – Firefighters Without Borders (FWB) has partnered with the Lac Seul Fire and Emergency Services to help improve fire safety in the Northern First Nation Community of Lac Seul, located near Sioux Lookout, Ontario, as part of Fire Prevention Month (month of October). FWB has enlisted Chris Miller and Jeff […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019101 Views

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MOU Signing with the Southern Chiefs Organization

The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) and the Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) signed an MOU on September 18, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; as part of the Chiefs-in-Summit meeting, to formalize a partnership to work on developing a tax framework that will lead to more self-governance.  The MOU was signed by SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201982 Views

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First All-Indigenous Class Graduates from Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program

October 10, 2019 Nova Scotia’s first all-Indigenous and all-journeypersons class has graduated from the Atlantic Trades Business Seal program. This continuing education program is giving its seven graduates the skills, confidence and tools they need to take on managerial roles and start their own company. “These professionals are contributing to a more diverse and inclusive […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 2019105 Views

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Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Needs More Funding

B.C. — October 9, 2019 — Registration for Gathering Our Voices (GOV): Indigenous Youth Leadership Training sells out every year. The growing demand for the event speaks to the positive impact it has on the Indigenous youth who attend. Unfortunately, while demand for the event has increased, funding has lagged behind, forcing co-hosts to lower […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201993 Views

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Advanced General Financial Practices Course. See dates in all 6 ISR Communities and all Forms to Apply.

October 03, 2019 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, in partnership with GNWT MACA’s School of Community Government & Crowe MacKay LLP is offering a 10-day General Financial Practices course in all communities.  Click on links for detailed posters for your community, and see links to Application and ISET Forms below. Ulukhaktok October 15- 23. Deadline to Apply […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 2019101 Views

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Nunavut Inuit train to become haul truck drivers at Rankin Inlet mine – Nunatsiaq News

27 September, 2019 “It’s loud and you can just feel and see everything” MELIADINE MINE—Driving a mining haul truck through pitch-dark tunnels that stretch 450 metres below the surface isn’t for everyone. The job requires a steady hand and excellent navigation skills. But Pelagie Niviatsiak of Rankin Inlet says it’s something she’s always wanted to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2019147 Views

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