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Our department, through the Learning and Development Division, is committed to building a learning organization through continuous learning and career development. In doing so, the department offers a number of programs and services to achieve this goal.

Orientation Program

The Orientation program is an important first step when beginning any new position and can be a key factor in successful job performance. AANDC recognizes the importance of orienting new employees and provides a variety of activities to assist employees and managers in this process.

Professional Development

Integral to each employee's professional development while working at the department revolves around the employee's performance management and learning plan process. AANDC has developed a process with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and goals to ensure every employee has the opportunity to realize their full potential.

AANDC's learning philosophy supports the approach that 90% of learning happens in informal settings, while only 10% happens in classroom environment. As part of their learning plans, employees are encouraged to take advantage of full range of formal and informal opportunities. Employees can also access a number of leading edge courses offered only to public servants through the Canada school of Public Service .

From time to time, employees may participate in conferences and workshops that are aligned with professional deliverables.

In addition, long-term education leave is available to qualifying employees pursuing full-time studies at a university, technical college, or other learning institution.

Career Services

AANDC also offers employees Career Services to assist them with their career planning and development in the organization and in the Public Service.

Aboriginal Awareness

Given the Mandate, Roles and Responsibilities of the organization, there are a number of resources available to our employees in order to increase their awareness of Aboriginal issues.

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