Filling Canada’s Indigenous skills gap would be an economic boon


With quality, targeted and culturally appropriate education and skills training, Indigenous youth could boost Canada’s economy by $27.7 billion every year. Creative Fire is taking this opportunity seriously, partnering with Skyhive to realize this $27.7 billion opportunity.

Max Skudra, Andy Avgerinos and Karen E. McCallum (she/her) share key recommendations with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) from the SkillsNext report “Mapping the Landscape: Indigenous skills training and jobs in Canada” that can help Indigenous skills training programs reach their fullest potential.

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