Recruiting, promoting and supporting the Indigenous populations of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades.

Labrador Office for Indigenous and Northern Skilled Trades Mandate

Dedicated to recruiting, promoting, supporting and advancing the economic growth of Indigenous People of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades – with an emphasis on Red Seal occupations.  This office seeks to create new employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices and journeypersons, increase apprenticeship completion rates, and foster greater commitment and participation of employers and unions to create employment opportunities, overcome barriers and enhance supports in the workplace.

The Labrador Office for Indigenous and Northern Skilled Trades works with indigenous apprentices (and Journeypersons) to assist them in finding employment opportunities with the ultimate goal of achieving journeyperson status. We have partnerships with employers, unions, government and training institutions to assist in accomplishing these goals through overcoming barriers and enhancing supports in the workplace.

We have a registry database of Indigenous Tradespersons which identifies trade, level of apprenticeship, employment status, resumes, travel availability, etc.

We also facilitate access to a Wage Subsidy Program through Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, NL to assist employers with the cost associated with hiring apprentices

The Office is dedicated to ensuring that there are employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices.  The identification of these Indigenous tradespersons is a critical step in that process.

We encourage all Indigenous tradespersons or students currently enrolled in a trades training program to contact our office.


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Reach out today:
Toll Free: 1-833-60Trade (87233)
Telephone: (709) 896-4426
Facsmile: (709) 896-0394
Holly Boyden, Project Coordinator
Telephone: (709)-896-4426
Guylaine Joncas, Project Development Officer
Telephone: (709)-896-0158
Stanley Oliver, Manager
Telephone: (709)-896-0152
Office Location:
21 Broomfield Street (side entrance)
P.O. Box 1079, Stn “C”
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0