June 21st, 2023 – Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to celebrate and learn about the rich history, culture and diversity of Indigenous Peoples.

“Trades NL is proud to celebrate the unique diversity of our members. Indigenous Peoples are hardworking, collaborative leaders who bring so much to the building trades and construction workforce,” says Darin King, Executive Director of Trades NL.

“This year, we take pride in the growth of our Indigenous Skilled Trades Office. This spring, we expanded our office in Labrador to Corner Brook and St. John’s. This achievement is part of our commitment to serve more status and non-status Indigenous Peoples interested in seeking employment opportunities in the skilled trades.”

The Labrador Indigenous Skilled Trades Office has around 570 clients to date. Approximately 23 per cent of the clients are now employed in the skilled trades and 22 per cent of those are female.

“We are committed to celebrating the diversity of Indigenous Peoples today and every day – by enhancing our industries workforce through diversity and inclusion – and by providing the resources needed to support Indigenous tradespeople and their communities across Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Stanley Oliver, Manager, Indigenous Skilled Trades Office.


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Indigenous Skilled Trades Office Locations and Contact Information

Happy Valley-Goose Bay Indigenous Skilled Trades Office
21 Burwood Drive
P.O. Box 1079, Stn “C”
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0

Ryan Rich, Career Development Officer
(709) 896-0162

Scott Hudson, Employment Outreach Officer
(709) 896-0158

Stanley Oliver, Manager
(709) 896-0152

Lori Dyson Edmunds, Program Support Coordinator
(709) 897-5700

Corner Brook Indigenous Skilled Trades Office
Commerce Court Building
50 Main Street, Suite 202
Corner Brook, NL A2H 1C4

Jenny Brake, Career Development Officer
(709) 638-5753

St. John’s Indigenous Skilled Trades Office
80 Mews Place, first floor
St. John’s, NL A1B 4M3

Kelly McCarthy, Career Development Officer
(709) 726-4560 ext. 208

Nathan Ryan, Employment Outreach Officer
(709) 743-7727

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