Helping to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal people is one of the ways Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) fulfills its mandate to improve the quality of life of Aboriginal peoples and their communities. AANDC makes it easier for employers to access qualified Aboriginal candidates. This in turn, increases Aboriginal employment opportunities, helps employers and helps the Canadian economy in general.
AANDC's Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative educates employers about the advantages of hiring Aboriginal employees, and helps them with the process. In addition, the Department has committed to 50% Aboriginal hiring policy to ensure strong Aboriginal representation in our workforce.
In this section, find information about student employment, AANDC's 50% Aboriginal Hiring Policy, the Committee for the Advancement of Native Employment, and the Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative which advocates increased hiring of Aboriginal employees.