“THERE ARE ONLY TWO NEW SOURCES OF LABOUR IN CANADA: Indigenous people and immigrants.”
(Kelly J. Lendsay, President and CEO of Indigenous Works, in Nelson Bennett, “State of work: Aboriginal hiring strategies gain ground”, Business in Vancouver)
“There is a real opportunity to look within our own country,” said Aaron Sam Sumexheltza, chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. “And I’m hopeful that industry, business and government will see First Nations young people – the fastest-growing demographic – and invest in them. Because I believe when First Nations people prosper, everyone else will prosper.”
(Aaron Sam Sumexheltza, Chief, Lower Nicola Indian Band, in Nelson Bennett, “State of work: Aboriginal hiring strategies gain ground”, Business in Vancouver)
Read about how the Indigenous population in Canada has a younger demographic than the country as a whole, and the labour market opportunities this will present.
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