Government of New Brunswick

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.