"Culturally-sensitive and effective interviewers know the background, experience and culture of the job candidates they interview and respond to each candidate on the basis of individual merit. By understanding that limited availability of work, lack of training opportunities, distance from major economic centres and a variety of personal factors may be responsible for inconsistent work records, the interviewer can more accurately assess an Aboriginal candidate’s resume."
The Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and Labour Market Agreement (LMA) represent a combined investment of approximately $30 million annually in the Prince Edward Island labour market. This investment will assist the labour needs of employers and organizations while helping to improve the skills and employability of Prince Edward Islanders.
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC)
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This study looks at how well Aboriginal labour force participation strategies are working for Aboriginal people in the Atlantic region and how they can be improved. It finds that Aboriginal employment levels still lag considerably behind those of the general Canadian populace. However, rates have been increasing in the last twenty years, particularly since the introduction of employment equity legislation. The findings also show that multiple barriers to Aboriginal employment continue to exist.