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Labour Market Study To Benefit First Nations In Burns Lake Area

Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 3:53 AM

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.”


You know when I started in the labour market 50 years ago we did not do any studies, we just went out and got a job.

Yeah but the big difference is you wanted to, had to work to survive..now to many handouts make it easy to sit on your butt and whine about how hard life is..or how you have been done wrong etc.

“when I started in the labour market 50 years ago we did not do any studies, we just went out and got a job”

I remember those times. They were the times when one could get a job and work their way up in a company to a level that related with your increasing knowledge and experience and eventually retire with your savings.

Today companies downsize, resize, change ownership, disappear all together due to tech change. One is lucky to have a job for 5 or 10 years before the rug is pulled out from under you and all the experience and knowledge you have gathered is virtually worthless ……

I’m not sure why you have not noticed that change. You must be a doctor. :-)

Have you ever noticed that the market for gold watches has totally disappeared? No one ends up staying with a company long enough to warrant a gold watch on retirement.

” …. the tradition of giving gold watches originated back to the 1940s and The Pepsi Co. The concept of “you gave us your time, now we are giving you ours,” made sense when people stayed with a company for three or four decades and the price of gold was about $34 an ounce.

“Today, the average length of job tenure is roughly five years and the price of gold hovers near $1,600 an ounce, a pricey change that would either put more companies out of business or see more watches end up in a pawn shop.”

from forbes.com/sites/robertlaura/2013/01/26/saying-goodbye-to-retirement-traditions/

Shame on the ministries, the poets and lefties. Since Enbridge came here they have kicked in over $3 million to a community education and skills fund available to all first nation communities between here and Kitimat, $3 million in first nation scholarships across Canada, and paid $58 million to native corporations for goods and services.
And we tell them to take a hike. However, some enlightened native communities take advantage of their largess.
They also paid $800 million in wages and $400 million in taxes. That’s just one resource based company. And the oil/gas and pipeline haters would put these guys out of business?
3 cheers to the real workers out there!

Yes;going out and getting a job has never been tough for a Caucasian man in North America. Minorities; completely different story. We would know, lol. Have any of you guys even opened a book or are you puking out what others have told you haha. Roaches and flies.

You know Medeon, based on the comments on this forum that I have seen from you, your attitude is not helping you. In fact, if you are like that ‘in real life’ I suspect that attitude is holding you back.
Just an observation, from a fly on the wall.

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