Information for Employers


When working with Aboriginal Futures we can always count on a career counselor to provide ongoing support to both employer and employee. This has proven to be a valuable service and has enabled us to increase employee retention.
Belinda Berg | District Employment Specialist | Safeway Canada

About Us

We are your point of contact for Indigenous job seekers.

Many employers would like to hire Indigenous workers but do not know how to successfully engage with Calgary's Indigenous community.

We are a labour market intermediary. We help improve the flow of labour market information by acting as a broker between Indigenous job seekers and local employers looking for Indigenous employees.

Founded in 2000, we have a trusted relationship with the Indigenous population in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Contact

Leigh-Ann Palfrey
Communications & Events Coordinator

leighann@aboriginalfutures.com
Aboriginal Futures Events

We may sound like a placement agency... but we aren't.

We work on both sides of the labor market, evaluating changing labour market needs while also assessing the skills and interests of job seekers.

Unlike placement agencies, we put considerable emphasis on placement supports and services that can encourage job retention.

Additionally, our services are free of charge.

How are we different?

Whereas other service providers may offer Indigenous employment assistance as one component of their services, we devote 100 percent of our services to help Indigenous individuals obtain meaningful employment.

We provide a comprehensive range of supports that can help increase employee retention, lower recruitment costs and reduce training expenses. We also offer a number of programs and funding options that can save you money.

Money-Saving Programs

Wage Subsidy

We offer a Wage Subsidy program intended to assist First Nations and Inuit people who live in Calgary and the surrounding area secure employment.
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Post-Secondary Summer Employment Program

Financial assistance is provided towards the wage of a student and encourages employers to hire post secondary students for summer employment.
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Employment Supports

Paid training for safety tickets, skill enhancement, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs and vocational studies.
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Employment Supports

Paid training for safety tickets, skill enhancement, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs and vocational studies.

Looking to increase the visibility of your company within the Indigenous community? Want to recruit for current and upcoming employment opportunities?

Aboriginal Futures can help spread the word and increase your chances of finding the perfect employees.

We host in-house events throughout the year and share employment opportunities with our growing online community via our Facebook page.

Aboriginal Futures Events

We are your point of contact for Indigenous job seekers.

Job Board

Aboriginal Futures offers complimentary job posting options for employers to advertise full-time, part-time, contract, summer, and work experience positions.
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Information sessions

Information sessions give employers a chance to promote their business, advertise job openings within their company and meet potential interview candidates.
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Job fairs

Aboriginal Futures holds two job fairs a year in the spring and fall. The Job Fairs present an opportunity for employers to fill vacancies and increase their company’s visibility within the local Indigenous community.
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We are always eager to hear from local employers.

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