Aboriginal inclusion in Yukon's mining industry: training for employment
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The level of Aboriginal inclusion in Yukon's mining workforce was assessed using two training for employment program case studies, document and literature reviews and participant interviews with key Yukon individuals involved in the case studies and training for employment programs. The results of this research indicated that although Yukon's mining industry has very similar challenges to the challenges faced across Canada, there were some interesting and unique differences identified. It became evident that the barriers to Aboriginal inclusion need to be identified and assessed at a regional level and also on a per Aboriginal community basis, as all have unique characteristics and challenges. Recommendations were made on how the mining industry, government, Aboriginal communities, non-profit organizations and educational institutions can collaborate to improve Aboriginal inclusion in Yukon's mining workforce.