Starting an Indigenous employment initiative, but not sure where to begin? Having difficulties attracting Indigenous applicants? Having trouble retaining Indigenous employees once they have been hired? Unsure of the differences between employing Indigenous vs. non-Indigenous employees?

With the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action in 2015, equitable employment opportunities and addressing employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees has become a growing consideration in Canada. In addition to social responsibility, there are many business reasons for hiring Indigenous Peoples. In this course, learn about the business case for hiring Indigenous Peoples, and factors to consider in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees, among others.

What's Included

  • 30-Day Access

    This convenient, self-paced training option allows you to take our training anywhere, anytime. Take advantage of full access to the course for 30 days after purchase.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded an official certificate.

  • Personal Workbook

    Includes space for notes and resources for future reference.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome!

    • A Message From Your Instructor

    • Before we begin...

  2. 2
    • Exercise: Self-Reflection

    • Fill in your reflections here...

    • Reflections Follow Up & Agenda

  3. 3
    • Exercise: Brainstorm the Benefits of Employing Indigenous Peoples

    • Write down some of the benefits here...

    • The Business Case for Employing Indigenous Peoples

    • How Employment of Indigenous Peoples Benefits the Canadian Economy

  4. 4
    • Exercise: Brainstorming Potential Barriers

    • Exercise: Record your brainstorming ideas here...

    • 6 Major Barriers to Employment & Some Solutions

    • Exercise: Solutions to Employment Barriers

    • Conference Board Report

    • Want to discuss your particular situation?

    • Preparing Your Organization to Reduce Barriers Recap

  5. 5
    • Employment Needs and Opportunity Analysis

  6. 6
    • Ways to Improve Your Recruitment Efforts

  7. 7
    • Exercise: Fix the Job Description

    • Job Description

    • Fix the Job Description: our ideas

  8. 8
    • How to Source Indigenous Employees & Communicate Your Job Ad

  9. 9
    • What is Community Outreach?

    • Exercise: Community Outreach Brainstorm

    • Tips for Successful Community Outreach

    • Community Outreach: Investing in Future Workers

    • Opportunities for Community Outreach

  10. 10
    • Overview of the Self-Identification Form

    • Exercise: Benefits of a Self-Identification Form

    • Knowledge Check: Self-Identification Form

  11. 11
    • Cultural Considerations for Interviews

    • How to Address Cultural Considerations for Interviews

    • Exercise: Interview

  12. 12
    • Sample Recruitment Strategy

  13. 13
    • Exercise: Challenges for Your Organization

    • Common Challenges for Retaining Indigenous Employees

    • Cultural Leave Policy

    • Exercise: Cultural Leave Policy

    • Exercise: Brainstorm Retention Solutions

    • Tips for Retaining Indigenous Employees

  14. 14
    • Final Thoughts and Moving Forward

    • More resources for you

    • Bonus Resource: City of Saskatoon - Indigenous Enagagement Employer Handbook.pdf

    • Bonus Resource: Indigenous Accounting Shortage Plan - Australia

    • Bonus Resource: IERR: Ideas and Best Practises Review

    • Indigenous advisors promote safe and inclusive workforce lodges - Example/Idea

  15. 15
    • You're almost done!

    • Tell us what you think...

    • Thank You!

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