Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Receives Funding to Expand Labour Market Database

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Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Receives Funding to Expand Labour Market Database

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 2016256 Views

March 10, 2016

The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation is receiving one year funding of $149,439 to enhance and improve its membership and labour force database. This is being made possible through the Labour Market Partnerships program under the Labour Market Development Agreement between the provincial and federal governments.

“Since its establishment in 2011, the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band continues to work for the benefit of its membership and establish the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in its rightful place among the Aboriginal peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. The funding announced today is an important labour market tool; one that will assist in gathering the information necessary to ensure members take advantage of all opportunities to secure employment and advance their careers in today’s challenging economy.”
– The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

The one-year project will include:

  • Interface development – to increase the usability of the database system;
  • Marketing – to promote the system as a labour market tool for Qalipu members; and
  • Membership follow-up – to ensure members are comfortable using the database.

“A top priority for our government is maintaining a positive relationship with Aboriginal people and their governments that is based on mutual respect, recognition and cooperation. Working collaboratively, we will ensure programs and services meet their needs. This funding will assist the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in expanding its labour database so individuals have access to up-to-date information to identify potential career opportunities. It will also help band members connect with employers.”
– The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills

This labour force database will assist the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation to gather and assess information about members such as work experience, education and training, to best link members to potential employment.

“Our membership, the largest First Nation in Canada, is our strongest resource. We seek not only to make the most of opportunities for them, but also to let employers know that we are here and ready to work. Whether it’s building a resume, listing skills, and education, or indicating your interest in employment, this tool is a fantastic resource. It is essential that members know that this database is here, and the benefits of keeping it up to date.”
– Chief Brendan Mitchell, Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation

The Labour Market Partnership program is funded through the Labour Market Development Agreement with the Federal Government. The program is intended to support employers, employer or employee associations, community groups and communities in developing and implementing labour market strategies and activities for dealing with labour force adjustments, and in meeting human resource requirements.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation is receiving funding to further develop its membership and labour force database through $149,439 in funding from the Labour Market Partnership program under the LMDA between the Provincial and Federal Governments.
  • The database assists the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation gather and assess information about its members such as work experience, education, training and certifications in order to connect them to potential employment.
  • The one-year project will help increase usability of the system; promote the system as a labour market tool for Qalipu members; and ensure users are comfortable using the database.

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Media contacts:

Nancy O’Connor
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-689-1825
[email protected]

Erin Curran
Communications Specialist
Office of the Premier
709-725-9231
[email protected]

John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Advanced Education and
Skills
709-729-0753, 728-7762
[email protected]

Alison White
Communications Officer
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation
709-634-5163
[email protected]

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