MISCONCEPTION #9: There are no qualified Indigenous workers to hire.

The Facts: Indigenous peoples have the education, skills and expertise required for jobs in all economic sectors.

  • In 2016, the Indigenous population had a college/trades completion rate of 35.7% compared to non-Indigenous populations of 33.1%.19
  • Indigenous young people (15-24 years) represent the fastest growing source of new workers, entrepreneurs and professionals.20
  • Many services are available to help employers find qualified Indigenous employees.