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The Kitikmeot Inuit Workforce Readiness and Success Strategy

Press Release

Dec 07, 2023

Kitikmeot Inuit Workforce Strategy (KIWS)

The development of the Kitikmeot Inuit Workforce Readiness and Success Strategy brought together organizations and companies from across the region who are committed to supporting Inuit on their workforce journeys. In May 2022, a workshop was held to mark the completion of the strategy, during which the participants reflected on a series of photographs and shared something they learned or something they look forward to as they work together to implement the strategy.

There are a growing number of employment opportunities available for Kitikmeot Inuit in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, there has been significant coordinated effort to advance strategies and action plans to support Inuit in preparing for and participating in public sector jobs over the past 20 years, stemming from the employment targets outlined in Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement. In the private sector, however, effort to support Inuit employment has been undertaken through the practices of individual organizations (employers and employment influencers), but there has been little coordination and no formal strategy to prepare the local workforce for this sector….. read more in documents below

English KIWS Summary

Inuinnaqtun KIWS Summary

Inuktitut KIWS Summary

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