Saskatchewan's Aboriginal community — the fastest growing segment of the province's population — is expected to double in size over the next 25 years. With an average age nearly half that of the general population of the province, First Nations and Métis people will become an increasingly vital part of the Saskatchewan economy — and PotashCorp's workforce — in years to come.
As we continue to grow our company and face unprecedented challenges in a highly competitive market for skilled labor, PotashCorp has made building a mutually beneficial relationship with Aboriginal communities a top priority. We strive to:
To accomplish our Aboriginal engagement objectives, PotashCorp focuses on the following areas:
Employee Aboriginal Awareness Training — Given to all employees, this two-day training is designed to create a positive, inclusive work environment for First Nations and Métis people at the company
Community Relationship Building — To build trust and enhance communication with First Nations and Métis communities in ways that improve the company's performance on Aboriginal issues and enhance PotashCorp's reputation
Recruitment — To raise awareness about PotashCorp career opportunities within Aboriginal communities — and to help educate people to take advantage of these opportunities — through facility tours, career fairs and joint programs with Saskatchewan higher learning institutions and community organizations
Procurement — To develop long-term suppliers to the potash industry within Aboriginal communities by offering support and skill-building opportunities to promising Saskatchewan-area entrepreneurs