Indigenous Labour Market Information and Skills Inventory Survey Pilot Project - On & Off Reserve
This initiative is an opportunity to discover and harness integral, on and off reserve economic information typically available to only municipalities. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has selected 11 Indigenous Skills Employment and Training (ISET) program partners across the country (and 44 of their First Nations communities) including Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS), to participate in the development and implementation of this Pilot Comprehensive Community Skills Inventory as well as Labor Market Study.
Labor Market Information (LMI) is key to taking control of program design, service delivery and decision-making as it relates to education to training to employment strategies at AETS. There is somewhat of a shortage of data pertaining to skills and training needs, employment experiences, and educational and skill profiles of Anishinabek citizens who are 15 years of age or older. AETS will be utilizing the funds allocated to this project from the federal government as well as the resources currently available, to fill the gap in information and technological infrastructure capabilities.
The key objective of the LMI Project is to improve labour market information by supporting First Nations communities in their labour market planning and service delivery. While AETS support First nations communities’ operations and service delivery, it has lacked the funding and infrastructure to implement a project to obtain an adequate level of labour market information. AETS completed 474 on-reserve surveys in 2019 and will use the information collected then and in the next few years for both on and off reserve (by March 2021, March 2022 and March 2023) to understand the needs of the communities and paint a picture of their economic states. AETS is targeting at least 2,000 on reserve and 3,000 off reserve completed surveys by March 2022 and beyond, which represents approximatly 66% of all First Nation Citizen who are 15 years of age or older. All this will be done while ensuring all personal information remains secure and belongs to the respective First Nation.
AETS has obtained approval and input from First Nation leadership to ensure that AETS is capturing information relevant to the community and hiring Survey Interviewers (i.e.: Employment Advisors) for each of the nine AETS First Nations. AETS looks forward to each of its nine member community’s participation in the Labour Market Information Pilot Project, and for involvement to evolve the project in the way that best services the community.
Surveyor Contact Information
ANIMBIIGOO ZAAGI'IGAN ANISHINAABEK (Lake Nipigon)
Mason Shawayamish, Survey Interviewer
BIIGTIGONG NISHNAABEG (Pic River)
Tamby Fair, Survey Interviewer
(807) 229-1749 ext 212
BIINJITIWAABIK ZAAGING ANISHINAABEK (Rocky Bay)
Eugenie McGuire, Survey Interviewer
BINGWI NEYAASHI ANISHINAABEK (Sand Point)
Daniel Perkles, Survey Interviewer
KIASHKE ZAAGING ANISHINAABEK (Gull Bay)
AJ Esquega, Survey Interviewer
MICHIPICOTEN FIRST NATION
Doreen Boissoneau, Survey Interviewer
NETMIZAAGGAMIG NISHNAABEG (Pic Mobert)
Liz Brown, Survey Interviewer
PAYS PLAT FIRST NATION
Karlee Posine-Avila, Survey Interviewer
RED ROCK INDIAN BAND
Joanna Decicco, Survey Interviewer