This report examines the current situation—from survey findings, expert interviews, and a scan of policy and research—of Indigenous recruitment and retention for organizations in Canada’s Northern and remote regions.
Working Together: Indigenous Recruitment and Retention in Remote Canada examines the current situation of Indigenous recruitment and retention for organizations operating in Canada’s Northern and remote regions. Its mixed methods approach integrates findings from a survey of Northern and remote employers conducted by the Centre for the North, along with expert interviews and an environmental scan of policy and research. The report identifies persistent challenges that employers and Indigenous employees continue to face and highlights best practices to help employers develop effective recruitment and retention strategies suitable for Canada’s Northern and remote regions. Our discussion of challenges and best practices also guides readers through the evolving landscape of policy and public opinion surrounding Indigenous recruitment and retention issues in Canada.