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First Nations, Métis targeted in career fair

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Compiled by Shari Narine








Regina & District Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever job fair targeted at First Nations and Métis attracted hundreds. All Nations Jobs Expo was held Nov. 28 with more than 70 employers in a wide range of industries, including construction, financial services, tourism and hospitality, manufacturing and information technology. Post-secondary schools and training institutes, the RCMP, SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SGI and other public sector agencies were also in attendance. "First and foremost, we need to engage Aboriginal people like never before," chamber CEO John Hopkins told the Regina Leader-Post. "It's an advantage we have that other provinces don't have.'' Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde said, “It's all about partnership and relationship building.” He noted that First Nation and Métis people are available to fill the gap in the province's labour shortage.