Government will work with the First Nations to identify and develop opportunities. First Nations have relatively high unemployment and relatively low rates of entrepreneurship. Government will continue to have a robust consultation and accommodation process around large-scale development projects to ensure First Nations communities benefit from them.
Working with aboriginal leaders and entities such as the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) will do the following:
- encourage Aboriginal entrepreneurship;
- look at ways to expand the Aboriginal workforce and address emerging shortages in the overall labour market; and
- work with First Nations to develop and support growth opportunities.