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NTI Welcomes Release of the Nunavut Inuit Labour Force Analysis

(October 22, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk welcomes the release of the Nunavut Inuit Labor Force Analysis (NILFA) report.

The development of a NILFA is an obligation under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement. It is required to be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis.

The recently released NILFA is a thorough 1000-page report that analyzes Inuit interest, availability and preparedness for government employment. The information contained in it will mainly serve to inform government Inuit Employment Plans and Pre-Employment Training initiatives. This data provides the framework to track the progress of Inuit interests, availability and preparedness for government employment

“One of the most striking pieces of information coming out of the NILFA is that large numbers of Inuit are available and interested in government employment, but are not currently being identified and trained. ” said Kotierk.

The NILFA was drafted by Employment and Social Development Canada with contributions from NTI and the Government of Nunavut. Its contents are based on, among other things, surveys taken by Nunavut Inuit and other Nunavummiut such as the 2016 Nunavut Government Employees Survey, the 2015 Public Opinion Survey and the 2016 Census. NTI thanks all the Inuit who took the time to complete the various surveys.

The full report, the stand-alone executive summary as well as NTI’s summary of the highlights of the report can be found on our here: