Linking Skills to Employment in Inuit Nunangat

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Linking Skills to Employment in Inuit Nunangat

Indigenous & Northern Communities

Author: Twiladawn Stonefish


A mixed economy is critical to livelihoods in Inuit Nunangat. Without a balanced economy, it is difficult for Inuit to find opportunities for a sustainable livelihood.

Land-based activities include things like hunting and harvesting country food. Market-based activities include work for wages or business income. But employers across these sectors struggle to meet their Inuit employment targets.

Past research looked at what’s missing. We’re looking at what’s being missed. This research will help us understand the skillsets available across Inuit Nunangat.

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The economic opportunities currently available in Inuit Nunangat are not balanced. Economic opportunities in the region can benefit from Inuit skillsets, strengths, and knowledge.

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