Recruit in the Indigenous CommunityRecruit in the Indigenous Community

Making the Connection: Indigenous People and Construction Employment

A How-to-Guide for Indigenous Construction Career Awareness, Recruitment and Retention

This Guide will improve your awareness of the Indigenous community. It will help you with access to Indigenous workers and will show you how to take action with ASETs and other Indigenous groups.

Get the most out of this Guide by reading Section 1 first

You can find out who to approach, how to work with them and what approach to take in Section 2.

Create awareness and interest in construction work by following the suggestions in section 3.

Section 5 explains how you can communicate job opportunities and develop referral partnerships.

Ways to improve hiring and retention are covered in Section 6. The section includes information on Indigenous and workplace culture.

Reach the Indigenous workforce and/or locate a training program:

The Indigenous service delivery organization in your area can help you find qualified workers where you operate. These organizations can also help you find the type of training you need.



BuildForce Canada has resources that can help you:

Online courses and other materials to help improve everything from safety, through mentoring to supervision


Labour Market Information
Detailed information on construction labour needs in your region, to help you plan for the future