Aboriginal Initiatives Program

Our innovative training-to-employment programs help Canada’s First Nations peoples get the skills training they need to get well-paying jobs in Canada’s construction industry, and help our signatory companies meet their human resources needs.

The programs are developed in partnership with Aboriginal communities, industry stakeholders, and the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Each program is tailor-made to suit the community’s needs. The programs typically run between two weeks to sixteen weeks in length, depending on the program being delivered and the training needs of each First Nation community. Participants gain numerous safety tickets, receive instruction in pre-employment construction and pre-employment scaffolding, and are equipped to handle personal challenges through life skills and employment readiness courses. Once the training program ends, participants who meet the job placement criteria are placed with construction industry partners.

To learn how to bring the program into your community, or to join as a partner, contact our Edmonton member centre.

Our Partners

Alberta Works

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

Cornerstone Scaffolding Ltd.

Link Scaffold

Skyway Canada Limited

URS