Saskatoon partners with Indigenous education sector

December 14, 2017

The City of Saskatoon has forged closer relationships with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research in order to achieve its goals of a more diverse workforce. City council unanimously endorsed the MOU that will see the city offer recruitment information and labour forecasts to the two institutions on city jobs, with the goal of having Indigenous people make up 14% of the city’s workforce. In 2012, 6.4% of the city’s workforce was Indigenous. Warren Isbister-Bear, director of planning and development at SIIT, added that he believes the move will help improve Indigenous people’s quality of life. Saskatoon StarPhoenix