Capturing change in Indigenous labour markets

This project will develop and test a novel solution to document and respond to changes as they happen in Indigenous labour markets in order to enhance participation among Indigenous peoples.

Fleming College sits on the traditional territory of the Michi Sagiig Anishnaabe, governed by the Williams Treaty. The college honours the land itself and the people who have stewarded it through the generations. COVID-19 has significantly altered the landscape for students, graduates, and the economic situation of all communities with the full extent of the impact still unknown. Fleming, in partnership with MDB Insight and Vicinity Jobs, will leverage collective expertise to develop and test a solution to document real-time changes in Indigenous labour markets.

Students on a field trip peering in a bowl

Future Skills Centre is investing $218,437.32 in this 1-year project. This initiative will engage with Indigenous communities to better understand labour market needs, develop and test a novel Indigenous labour market system to identify trends and inform programming, and share best practices and learning with the postsecondary sector and labour market experts to move the Indigenous agenda forward on a national scale.

This initiative signifies the Fleming’s commitment to fortifying relationships with Indigenous communities while ensuring that graduates are equipped with Indigenous knowledge to prepare them for successful labour market participation.

Evaluation Strategy

This project will be evaluated using tools and approaches aligned with its goals, context, and stage of development. The evaluation will focus on generating the right evidence at the right moment to move the intervention forward. Read more about our evaluation strategy.

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