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BC funds First Nations labour market study

The BC government is funding labour market study for ten First Nations communities in the central interior.

The province is providing $320,000 to the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA) for the project which will study labour market trends and needs, including future LNG opportunities.

It will see a coordinator, research assistant, and field interviewers hired to gather information and develop a skills inventory.

The project will also develop long-term approaches for Aboriginal labour force development and human resources strategy to meet the anticipated skilled labour demand.

The study will be conducted in collaboration with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Lheidli T’enneh, Mcleod Lake Band, Nadleh whut’en, Nak’azdli, Saik’uz, Stellat’en, Takla Lake, Tl’azt’en, and Yekooche.

The report will be complete in October.

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