Phase 2 of ILMI Pilot Project

April 2021 Update: Click here to view an Infographic displaying the data collected to date about NFN’s Labour Force

The Indigenous Labour Market Information (ILMI) is a pilot project with the purpose of testing ways in which Indigenous communities can collect, store and use market information based on their own community members experiences.

The project began in 2018 and will be continue through to 2023.  Currently, the ILMI project is being carried out in 44 First Nation communities across Canada, including Nipissing First Nation.

What is the goal of the project?

Until recently, NFN did not have any up-to-date On-Reserve Labour Market Information (LMI) and there was an information void.  The purpose of the  ILMI project is to provide a snapshot of the current labour force in our community to assist with planning, program development, and identifying issues that need to be addressed.  NFN Employment and Training (NFN E&T) is attempting to fill this gap with this pilot project, which has an overall goal of matching community members to meaningful jobs.

Phase 1 – Surveying the Nation

Phase 1 started at our Annual Community Meeting in November 2018 where NFN E&T collected Labour Market Information from surveys, which included training needs and employment experiences, along with educational and skill profiles of NFN community members.   A total of 540 surveys were completed by individuals who live-on, work-on, or are members of Nipissing First Nation.

Phase 2 – Following Up & Linking Information

If you completed a survey in 2018-2019, we will contact you by telephone or email to update your file in our database and to link your profile to JOB BANK.  Please note: we will not be conducting in-person interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recruiting new Indigenous Labour Market Information Participants

Upgrade? Work? School? New Job? Training? College? University? Career?

Are you 15+ years of age?
Do you…
…live in Nipissing First Nation?
…work in Nipissing First Nation?
…a member of Nipissing First Nation?

Complete an Indigenous Labour Market Information Survey for Nipissing First Nation. If you have not completed the Survey you can start by clicking the link: Survey

There is no option to create a password and come back to this online survey later, it will need to be filled out in 1 session and will take approximately 20 minutes. Partially completed surveys are saved so please contact me if you did not complete the survey in one session and would still like to complete it. Once you have completed the survey a person from our office will contact you to make arrangements to give you the $10 incentive for completing the survey.

What is the survey about?

The survey asks questions like:

  • Where do you work?
  • Where did you work?
  • Where would you like to work?
  • Where did you go to school?
  • Where would you like to go to school?
  • What are they challenges that you face when seeking a job?
  • How has the pandemic changed your work or education plans?

What is the project about?

The project is funded by Employment & Service Development Canada (ESDC) and is maintained and supported by Aboriginal Employment Services Inc. (AES). Indigenous Labour Market Information database assists communities such as Nipissing First Nation, in gathering data through training and support.

Your participation is voluntary. Your information is confidential. Only the survey teams from NFN and Anishinabek Nation will have access to the data that identifies you with your response. All reports provided will have identifiers removed. The database is stored on a secure online server which requires login credentials.

If you have completed the initial survey in 2019-2020 please expect someone from the survey team to contact you for a follow-up survey. The community call-outs for the follow-up surveys will continue until April 2021.

If you prefer to do a telephone interview instead of an online version or if you have any other questions about the ILMI, please contact:

Glenn McLeod
ILMI NFN Community Surveyor
[email protected]
705 753-2050 ext. 1241