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CEDI Regional Facilitators - Call for Expressions of Interest

Cando and FCM are seeking individuals and organizations to support regional facilitation and delivery of the First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) program. Working in collaboration with Cando and FCM’s CEDI staffs, the consultant(s) will support the overall delivery of the CEDI program with select First Nation-municipal partnerships. We welcome expressions of interest from all parts of Canada as we expand and grow CEDI, however priority will be given to BC or Quebec based practitioners and Indigenous and bi-lingual facilitators. 

The deadline for expressions of interest is ongoing.

Please send your expression of interest to the CEDI team at cedi@edo.ca

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 Xaxli'p Dev Corp

General Manager Position - Xaxli’p Development Corporation

The Xaxli’p Development Corporation (XDC) has an employment opportunity for a full-time General Manager that reports to the XDC Board of Directors.  The General Manager will manage, supervise XDC personnel and oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations and finances of XDC.

The successful candidate must demonstrate experience in human resources, Project Management, supervisory skills, understand and maintain budgets, has capacity to bid on projects, and ability to work with government agencies and General Contracting companies.

Responsibilities:

  1. Communications between General Manager, Board of Directors, Contractors/Sub-Contractors, government agencies, XDC Finance, other
  2. Manage budget and financial reports
  3. Supervise XDC personnel
  4. Oversee daily Administrative and operational duties
  5. Work with project Managers and Contractors/Sub-Contractors
  6. Work with supplies and materials vendors, and create inventory of all equipment (Asset Management)
  7. Ensure safety and human resource policies and procedures are current and updated as necessary
  8. Employee Recruitment and Exit Procedures duties

Skills required:

  • Education – Minimum of a Business Administration Diploma and experience of 5 + years in a Senior Management position.
  • Communication skills – written and oral
  • Project Management
  • Supervisory skills
  • Computer & Finance literate – all programs and software

DEADLINE DATE:        July 7, 2022

Submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references, ATTENTION to Dora Demers:

  • Mail to: P/O Box 1330, Lillooet, BC V0K !V0
  • Deliver: Xaxli’p Administration office
  • Fax to: 250-256-4803
  • Email: hr@xaxlip.ca  
  • Questions: 250-256-4800 ext.1101

  


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Commercial Account Manager, Financing – Indigenous Portfolio

Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy. Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services. We’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here, and we think you’ll like it too. Join BDC and help make a difference! 

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for BDC. These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment. We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.

At BDC, we have nearly 1,000 Indigenous clients from coast to coast. Our team members and partners across Canada are dedicated in supporting the Indigenous business community. We invite all experienced and aspiring professionals to apply for roles featured on BDC’s Careers page. Those who are qualified will be considered.

BDC has a long history of working with Indigenous entrepreneurs and appreciates unique histories, culture, and contributions in Canada. We stand in solidarity with all Indigenous peoples and are committed to listening, learning, and participating in Reconciliation activities. We have an Indigenous Employee Resource Group available to all employees. Our lending and hiring practices are also part of BDC’s ongoing commitment to Reconciliation. https://www.bdc.ca/en/i-am/indigenous-entrepreneur

~ Migwetch~

POSITION OVERVIEW

Account Managers use their talent and creativity to make a real impact on the success of Canadian and Indigenous entrepreneurs. They leverage their relational strengths and network of contacts by identifying opportunities to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs, and by developing business opportunities, both in financing and consulting. If you're excited about a career with one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, you've come to the right place! We value a sustainable and diverse, equitable & inclusive environment!

CHALLENGES TO BE MET

  • Build relationships with local entrepreneurs, clients and prospects, and discuss the specifics of their business in order to identify issues, provide advice and make recommendations appropriate to their business needs;

  • Have a concrete business development plan with proposed solutions. This allows you to ensure the growth and retention of existing clients in your portfolio, while acquiring new clients and creating a pool of business opportunities;

  • Analyze, negotiate, and present high quality loan proposals while applying sound credit judgment; and

  • Develop a portfolio of clients and prospects in various sectors to support them in their growth plan by leveraging BDC solutions.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Do you have post-secondary education or experience in a related field? (E.g., Economic Development, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship)

  • Do you have a passion for working with entrepreneurs, including those with unique heritage and diversity?

  • Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and do you have 1 to 3 years of experience in a similar role?

  • Are you known for seeking new prospects, and do you have strong listening skills, and great intuition?

  • Can you identify issues and the business needs of entrepreneurs?

  • Do you have strong business relations and do entrepreneurs remember you because of your sound advice, your high level of motivation, and your outstanding customer service?

  • Are you a team player who builds effective and lasting relationships with your peers, business contacts and external partners?

  • Are you active in your community by participating in associations, such as being a member of a Chamber of Commerce, Indigenous Business Organization, or volunteering with Indigenous groups or associations?

With us, you'll be able to achieve the work/life balance you're looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits. This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.

While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at accessibility@BDC.ca, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

https://bdc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BDC_Careers/job/Lethbridge/COMMERCIAL-ACCOUNT-MANAGER--FINANCING---Indigenous-Portfolio_R-3356

 


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Commercial Account Manager, Financing – Indigenous Portfolio

Location: Lethbridge, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan

No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy. Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services. We’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here, and we think you’ll like it too. Join BDC and help make a difference! 

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for BDC. These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment. We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.

At BDC, we have nearly 1,000 Indigenous clients from coast to coast. Our team members and partners across Canada are dedicated in supporting the Indigenous business community. We invite all experienced and aspiring professionals to apply for roles featured on BDC’s Careers page. Those who are qualified will be considered.

BDC has a long history of working with Indigenous entrepreneurs and appreciates unique histories, culture, and contributions in Canada. We stand in solidarity with all Indigenous peoples and are committed to listening, learning, and participating in Reconciliation activities. We have an Indigenous Employee Resource Group available to all employees. Our lending and hiring practices are also part of BDC’s ongoing commitment to Reconciliation. https://www.bdc.ca/en/i-am/indigenous-entrepreneur

~ Migwetch~

POSITION OVERVIEW

Account Managers use their talent and creativity to make a real impact on the success of Canadian and Indigenous entrepreneurs. They leverage their relational strengths and network of contacts by identifying opportunities to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs, and by developing business opportunities, both in financing and consulting. If you're excited about a career with one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, you've come to the right place! We value a sustainable and diverse, equitable & inclusive environment!

CHALLENGES TO BE MET

  • Build relationships with local entrepreneurs, clients and prospects, and discuss the specifics of their business in order to identify issues, provide advice and make recommendations appropriate to their business needs;

  • Have a concrete business development plan with proposed solutions. This allows you to ensure the growth and retention of existing clients in your portfolio, while acquiring new clients and creating a pool of business opportunities;

  • Analyze, negotiate, and present high quality loan proposals while applying sound credit judgment; and

  • Develop a portfolio of clients and prospects in various sectors to support them in their growth plan by leveraging BDC solutions.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Do you have post-secondary education or experience in a related field? (E.g., Economic Development, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship)

  • Do you have a passion for working with entrepreneurs, including those with unique heritage and diversity?

  • Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and do you have 1 to 3 years of experience in a similar role?

  • Are you known for seeking new prospects, and do you have strong listening skills, and great intuition?

  • Can you identify issues and the business needs of entrepreneurs?

  • Do you have strong business relations and do entrepreneurs remember you because of your sound advice, your high level of motivation, and your outstanding customer service?

  • Are you a team player who builds effective and lasting relationships with your peers, business contacts and external partners?

  • Are you active in your community by participating in associations, such as being a member of a Chamber of Commerce, Indigenous Business Organization, or volunteering with Indigenous groups or associations?

With us, you'll be able to achieve the work/life balance you're looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits. This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.

While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at accessibility@BDC.ca, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

https://bdc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BDC_Careers/job/Regina/COMMERCIAL-ACCOUNT-MANAGER--FINANCING---Indigenous-Portfolio_R-3338
 


 

Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead - West Fraser

THE ORGANIZATION
Our client, West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill, and Pete Ketcham – pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C. The sweat and hard work of three young men, along with a founding group of pioneering employees, have laid the foundation for the Company, West Fraser, that thrives to this day. More than six decades later, the Company has grown from the original 12-person crew at Two Mile Flat to be the largest lumber producer in North America.

West Fraser’s heritage is a story about people who came together to build so much more than those three young men imagined was possible. Today, they remain anchored by these early core beliefs that stand the test of time:

  • cost control in all aspects of the business
  • efficient, modern mills
  • responsibility and leadership in environmental performance
  • the active involvement of employees in the business
  • a relentless pursuit of excellence in everything we do

West Fraser has grown to be one of the world’s largest lumber producers, is a leading diversified forest products company, and has been rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for eight years. West Fraser is an established leader in sustainable forestry, high-efficiency wood product production, and innovative manufacturing. They are committed to a responsible stewardship of the environment and have also been recognized as:

  • one of Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work For in 2014
  • a Top Employer for Young People five times
  • a B.C. Top Employer six times
  • a Best Employer for Recent Graduates twice
  • two-time winner of the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures award.

West Fraser takes pride in what they do and in who they hire. Many of their employees have grown right at their side and have built their careers with them.

For further information on West Fraser, please visit their website at www.westfraser.com

THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Alberta Chief Forester, the Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead will have a strategic focus on maintaining and enhancing West Fraser’s relationships with Indigenous communities across Alberta. This position will be responsible for developing and leading the corporate Indigenous relations strategy as well as fostering collaborative relationships with community partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator and facilitator with broad internal and external networks. Your strong relationship building, collaborative and listening skills are essential to the position. West Fraser believes in building strong, diverse teams. To learn more about their commitment to diversity and Indigenous Relations, see their Workforce Diversity Statement, and their Indigenous Peoples’ Policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the development and implementation of an Indigenous relations strategy.
  • Work with West Fraser Indigenous partners to build respectful relationships, seek long-term sustainable benefits for Indigenous communities, and enhance the quality of work through understanding and incorporating traditional Indigenous knowledge.
  • Support West Fraser core service areas and contribute to corporate business development with a strategic focus on developing and enhancing relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Support divisional managers in building relationships and developing agreements with Indigenous communities.
  • Collaborate with, and provide leadership to, Alberta Indigenous engagement and consultation leads.
  • Design and advance Indigenous employment and business development strategies in Alberta.
  • Participate in internal task groups to achieve corporate Environmental, Social & Governance goals.
  • Liaise with other Canadian jurisdictions and participate on various committees related to Indigenous relations.
  • Advise on policy development through engagement internally, as well as with industry associations, other companies, Provincial and Federal Governments.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary project teams while planning and executing business development efforts.
  • Interact and work with a community of technical experts from other West Fraser regions.
  • Implement West Fraser’s Indigenous Relations Policy and integrate its principles across the organization.
  • Define priority areas for Indigenous inclusion in project execution and business development across Alberta Operations.
  • Identify and develop relationships with Indigenous communities and businesses in alignment with Indigenous Relations Policy and corporate strategy.
  • Provide support for new and existing relationships with Indigenous businesses across West Fraser’s operations.
  • Develop Indigenous engagement strategies to support successful proposals.
  • Understand client strategies with regards to Indigenous engagement and support West Fraser staff across regions to ensure positive outcomes for Indigenous communities, their clients, and West Fraser.
  • Support negotiation of partnership agreements with Indigenous businesses and communities.
  • Through an Indigenous lived experience, advise and support project delivery teams regarding Indigenous protocols and practices.
  • Promote and support cultural awareness initiatives within West Fraser.
  • Travel will be required throughout Alberta.

LOCATION
Slave Lake, Alberta preferred. Other Alberta communities with organization operations will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY
For the opportunity to join West Fraser in the role of Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID # AQWS 345108.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Stacey Laing at 587-200-0114 ext. 104.

For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit: www.profoundtalent.com

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the United States and Europe. They believe strongly in promoting from within and pride themselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. Preferred candidates will have interest in growing their careers with the company through internal advancement opportunities. 

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. They strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities they are a part of. They will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal characteristic. 

 


Global Affairs Canada — Manitoba and Saskatchewan Regional Office of the Trade Commissioner Service

 
is looking to hire a junior business development officer to work with companies in Manitoba and/or Saskatchewan. We are seeking someone that has an interest in international business development, is interested in advising clients on how to access services and programs, and would excel at connecting Manitoba and Saskatchewan companies to people and markets around the world.
An ideal candidate is someone open to learning new things, has a university degree – or will soon graduate – and has experience in providing service to clients and in analyzing information.
The salary band starts at $59,973 with lots of room to grow.

 

If you know of someone who might fit our needs, please let us know! Since we are looking to expand our team’s ability to advise Indigenous-owned businesses interested in exporting, we are welcoming, in particular, applications from the Indigenous community.

Please call/text Tara  Scheurwater at 343-550-4794
or email: tara.scheurwater@international.gc.ca

 


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Regional Project Managers (four open positions)

The Women’s Economic Council (WEC) is seeking four (4) candidates well connected in at least one of the targeted provinces (QC, BC, AB, and NL). Working together with diverse partners, this position will enable WEC to accelerate the inclusion of more women/womxn into leadership positions in co-operative and other businesses, and organizations, especially those in equity deserving groups including those identifying as: racialized, Black, and/or people of colour (“visible minorities”), people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous peoples.
Click here to read the full description and how to apply.Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
  

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

On behalf of our client, Ginoogaming First Nation, we are seeking an Economic Development Manager to join their leadership team. Located in Longlac, Ontario on the northern shore of Long Lake, this strong and proud community is approximately 300 km northeast of Thundery Bay, Ontario.

Reporting to the Band Manager, the Economic Development Manager will be responsible for protecting and broadening the community’s economic base and identifying new or emerging areas of economic opportunity which will contribute to an increased quality of life for the membership and community of Ginoogaming First Nation. As a key person, you will manage departmental finances, lead departmental planning, facilitate staff meetings and coordinate staff activities while overseeing project management, environmental initiatives, and employment opportunities. This role represents the community in a personable, professional way and acts as an organizational advocate with all relevant funding sources.
 
Key Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Operational Management
  Develop and recommend overall economic development vision, strategies and policies by creating, researching, analyzing, and implementing economic and resource development activities
  Plan, organize and promote programs and related activities including business attraction, retention, job creation, business assistance, marketing, and related functions
  Ensure that strategy is developed into departmental operational plan(s) and translated into work plans
  Monitor implementation and progress of all plan activities and provide consistent reports
  Write business plans and provide advice and guidance to members with economic development ideas or interests under the direction of the Band Manager and Chief and Council.
  Actively seeks out potential new partnerships whose values and principles align with the First Nation
  Develop business plans and support the preparation of detailed estimates
  Manage agreements and relationships with applicable government agencies and departments and submit reports to applicable government departments or agencies as required
  Ensure that Economic and Resource Development department operations are conducted within relevant legislation, policies, and procedures

Program and Service Delivery Management
  Coordinate delivery of and supervise departmental programs and services
  Coordinate advice and guidance on lands and natural resources management
  Develop proposals for program funding
  Ensure program funds are expended appropriately
  Develop needs assessments and evaluation criteria to identify and measure the effectiveness of programs and service delivery

Financial and Human Resources Management
  Participate in the preparation of the budget for economic development operations and maintain up-to-date knowledge of budget and funding requirements
  Provide required data to inform monthly and quarterly financial statements and reports
  Working with the Human Resources Manager, recruit, coach, and mentor staff including coordination of training and development activities
  Lead the department’s performance evaluation process in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager, focusing on growth and capacity building
  Promote and foster the development of a strong and cohesive team, emphasizing the importance of teamwork and mutual support of one another for the department and First Nation’s benefit

Band Council Support and Administration
  Prepare materials and reports as requested by the Band Manager
  Attend and participate in various business meetings, seminars, conferences and other related functions to promote the Nation’s advantages
  Represent the Band at local, regional, provincial or other meetings as required
 
Education and Experience
  Post-secondary education in business, environmental science, lands and natural resources, project management, or another related field is preferred.
  Minimum of 3-5 years of management and related experience in planning, economic development, natural resources management, human resources management and program management, delivery and evaluation
  Related experience with First Nations organizations is desired
  Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures relating to First Nations administration
  Ability to develop clear strategies and plans and manage resources, including people, materials, assets, and money, to achieve desired goals
  Knowledge of environmental concerns and land management practices and how best to balance with economic development opportunities
  Business acumen including good negotiation and facilitation skills.
  Strong team leadership and management skills
  Solid operations management skills
  Ability to establish good working relationships, both internally and with external stakeholders
  Ability to manage conflict using sound judgement.
  Effective written and oral communications skills
  Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  Demonstrate a dedication to the role and the Community

If you are results-oriented and seeking new challenges, you will want to explore this opportunity. To learn more, please contact Anne Thomson or forward your resume to anne.thomson@mnp.ca
 


 



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