Aboriginal Labour Market Programs

Aboriginal labour market programs are available to increase workforce participation and help First Nations, Métis and Inuit people prepare for, find and maintain jobs. These programs are delivered across Canada by Aboriginal agreement holders.

Find a job or upgrade your skills

If you're an Aboriginal Canadian and are wondering where to find a job or how to upgrade your skills, the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) may be your answer.

Note: Program extended

The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) has been extended to March 31, 2016. This is a 1-year extension of a very successful program that provides skills and job training, along with other employment supports, to Aboriginal Canadians in communities across the country. The Department is currently exploring options to renew and improve Aboriginal labour market programming post-2016. This 1-year extension of ASETS will ensure continuity of service for Aboriginal Canadians, while offering service providers continued support until new programming is announced.

Funding for organizations

Eligible organizations may qualify for contribution funding for projects that help increase Aboriginal participation in the labour market.

Success stories

These stories are about Canadians who have changed their own lives, or those of others, through Aboriginal Labour Market Programs.

Aboriginal Labour Market Bulletin (ALMB)

Each ALMB examines—with an Aboriginal focus—general economic conditions, labour market and demographic trends, and current and potential employment opportunities at the national and regional levels.

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