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December 19, 2018

Quebec’s English speakers ready to work

In September 2017, CEDEC joined forces with Kebaowek First Nation, a tiny community of 800 Algonquin people in Kipawa, Quebec and several other partners to create an employability training program for Kebaowek's youth to prepare them for future tourism job opportunities at the new Opémican National Park, set to open in 2018 with an official [...]
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September 20, 2018

Automation and the Future of Indigenous Employment

Source - Automobile automation Source - Automobile automation One Way to Prepare for Changes to Come. In this age of innovation, there is a lot of uncertainty for Canada’s labour force. According to a report released by The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, more than 40 per cent of the Canadian workforce is at high- risk [...]
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February 21, 2018

Moving Forward: Workforce Development Sessions

CEDEC held two days of interactive discussions around workforce development with a diverse group of stakeholders and partners across many sectors, including researchers, employers, educational institutions, community organizations, employment service providers and provincial and federal government. These sessions were a follow-up from the October 2017 Workforce Development Discussion Day and resulted in further recommendations towards [...]
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February 15, 2018

Cannexus18: a national conversation on the #FutureofWork

Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory, presents the final mural created from conversations at Cannexus18. Photo by Fred Cottrell used with permission from CERIC. What will the #FutureofWork look like in Canada? The phrase is on the lips, minds and fingertips of many Canadians, from millennials to mature workers, Indigenous People to immigrants, newcomers to seniorpreneurs. [...]
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January 15, 2018

Workforce development in First Nation communities

How an integrated approach to education can lead to better outcomes for indigenous job seekers The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board estimates that closing education and training gaps would increase earnings in the Indigenous workforce by as much as $8.5 billion annually. Given Canada’s national labour shortage, workforce development programs are starting to explore how [...]
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