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QIA and Baffinland launching Work Ready program in Clyde River to help prepare Inuit for work at Mary River Mine

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association, in partnership with Baffinland and the Government of Canada, is launching a five-day Work Ready Program beginning August 27, 2018. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Skills and Partnership Fund. The free program will help prepare Inuit for work in a career in mining, providing practical skills and teaching Inuit what it’s like to work in an industrial work setting. The program will also provide skills for Inuit to adapt to the unique challenges of a fly-in-fly-out, two-week-on-two-weeks-off working rotation. The new program emphasizes on providing practical skills for employment at the Mary River Mine, as well as teaching attendees about the importance of health and safety in a heavy industrial setting. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Skills and Partnership Fund. Are you eligible for the program? If you are unemployed, over the age of 18 and have a grade nine-or-higher education, you are eligible to apply for the Work Ready Program. How to apply To fill out an application form, contact QIA Community Liason Officer Nina Qillaq, at 867-924-6119 or You can also contact George Iqalukjuak, Baffinland Community Liaison Officer, Clyde River or by calling at +1 867 924 6444. If you would like to learn more about the program, you can also contact Robert Tookoome, Baffinland’s IIBA Employment and Training Specialist by email at For information on how to register for this program and all other Q-STEP trainings please email or call +1 867-975-8400

The deadline to apply is August 17.

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