Labour Market Study To Benefit First Nations In Burns Lake Area
Burns Lake, BC – The provincial government is funding a labour market study to help area First Nations identify employment opportunities related to LNG and other resource development in the Burns Lake region.
Under a Labour Market Partnership, the Wet’suwet’en First Nation – in cooperation with the Burns Lake Band, Nee Tahibuhn Band, and Skin Tyee First Nation – will received $165-thousand dollars to create a three-year strategy to identify labour market and training gaps in the region, as well as opportunities.
Minister of Social Development, Michelle Stilwell, says, “This strategy will help these First Nations share in the economic opportunities that are opening up in the North and benefit their communities for years to come.”
The Chief Operating Officer for Yinka Dene Economic Development says the Wet’suwet’en communities are pleased to participate in the Labour Market Partnership. “We know that various development projects are expanding at a rapid pace and we, as First Nations, play an important role in solving environmental and social changes in our region and beyond,” says Shannon Haizimsque.
“This research project will provide the crucial information we need to inform strategies to stock our continual growth and the benefits it brings to our communities.”