Successful participation of northern Aboriginal youth in the Canadian labour market is of primary concern for the northern Aboriginal communities as well as for the Canadian economy at large. Many observers of the northern Canadian labour market have noted a mismatch: on the one hand, many young northern Aboriginal people are without suitable paid employment, while on the other, employers are struggling to develop a skilled and self-renewing local workforce.
Frances Abele and Senada Delic recently completed a report titled “Aboriginal Youth Employment in Northern Canada” that synthesizes published academic research, publicly available statistics, and government reports to propose an explanation for this mismatch.
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