Why Indigenous Hire
Indigenoushire.ca is the website platform where the Indigenous jobseekers can benefit from employment opportunities.
It is a national platform that connects employers in every Province and Territory with prospective candidates. Our system is user friendly and allows candidates to apply for multiple jobs quickly and efficiently.
‘Indigenous peoples’ is a collective name for the natives of North America and their descendants. Often, ‘Aboriginal peoples’ term is also used. The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (more commonly referred to as First Nations), Inuit and Métis. These are three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.
Aboriginal Employment and Initiatives Program was formed in 2001 to address the academic and administrative needs of Indigenous citizens who are academics and learners at Athabasca University. They have worked towards the respectful inclusion of Indigenous research by and about First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. Their main goal is the acknowledgment and development of traditional Indigenous knowledge in the academy and to support, protect and preserve Indigenous Knowledge, Education and oral traditions – https://www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/resources/opportunities-for-funding/employment-initiatives-programs.html
The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program is designed to help Indigenous people improve their skills and find employment – https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/indigenous-skills-employment-training.html
Indigenous Awareness Canada offers Online Indigenous Awareness Training and facilitates in-person workshops. Their mission is to assist everyone in learning about Canada’s Indigenous People and to help non-indigenous Canadians and Indigenous peoples move toward reconciliation – https://indigenousawarenesscanada.com/
More than 1.67 million people in Canada identify themselves as an Aboriginal person, according to the 2016 Census. Aboriginal peoples are: