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Aboriginal Engagement

Aboriginal Engagement 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:

  • Build trust between the company and Aboriginal communities through dialogue, strategic partnerships, community outreach and training
  • Increase awareness within Aboriginal communities of employment and procurement opportunities
  • Bridge education gaps within Aboriginal communities to better prepare young people for well-paying jobs in the province

Areas of Strategic Focus in Aboriginal Engagement

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

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Last Reviewed: Jul 19, 2012