Trends and Forecasts: How Aboriginal Employment is Changing the Labour Landscape in Saskatchewan

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  • 1. WelcomeHow Aboriginal Employment is Changingthe Labour Landscape in Saskatchewan
  • 2. AgendaDashboardSpeakersQ&AFollow-Up
  • 3. John LagimodierePresidentACS Aboriginal Consulting ServicesPublisherEagle Feather News
  • 4. Building the Business Case Best Practices in Recruitment & Retention of First Nations and Métis EmployeesPresented by:John Lagimodiere,Aboriginal Consulting Services
  • 5. Demographics: Key Stats for SaskMedian age:• Aboriginal – 21 years• Rest of Sask – 41 yearsPopulation growth, 96 to 06:• Aboriginal increased by 28%• Rest of Sk decreased by 6%
  • 6. Demographics: Key Stats for Sasknemployment rate January 2012: • Canada – 7.0% • Saskatchewan – 5.1% • Aboriginal in Sask – 15.9%ercentage of labour force: • In 1995 it was 11% • Estimated for 2045 – 31%
  • 7. How to start Create an Aboriginal strategy Build the relationship
  • 8. Recruiting• Can’t find them • Where are ya looking?• No applications • Communication (eyes• Poor performance in and ears) job interviews • Pre employment plans • Apprenticeship programs • The schools SIIT, SIAST, FNUC, DTI(career fairs) • The shoulder tap (poach)
  • 9. Retaining• Turn over • Flexibility• Absenteeism • EAP assistance and• Moving onward and options (wakes, upward Elders) • Corporate culture • Harassment policies • Aboriginal awareness • Engage union • Support
  • 10. Internal Aboriginal Awareness• Terminology• Demographics• Treaties & Indian Act• Taxes• Métis History & Current Issues• Success Stories• Cultural Impacts
  • 11. Success Stories• Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA)• Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership (La Ronge)• Athabasca Basin Development Limited Partnership • SaskTel • W&R Concrete • Whitecap
  • 12. What can First Nation and Métis citizens do?• Get up in the morning!• Safety tickets and other training• Trades, post secondary• Support each other
  • 13. Thank youPresented by:John LagimodiereJohnL@eaglefeathernews.com, 306-978-8118www.eaglefeathernews.com
  • 14. Q&APlease send your questions via the Chat orQuestion widget on your dashboard.
  • 15. Stay in TouchThank you for joining us! Verona Thibault President, SEDA @saskecdevassoc @growourregion verona.thibault@seda.sk.ca 306-384-5817 John Lagimodiere President, ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services Publisher, Eagle Feather News @johnlag_efn johnL@eaglefeathernews.com 306-978-8118