An Aboriginal employment service helps in the recruitment of skilled and trained candidates from aboriginal communities. They are specifically designed to assist unemployed aboriginal individuals looking for work. Employment services are usually funded by government departments or organizations and they assist unemployed tribals and other people with qualifications in skilled trades to find a job in the desired industry. Employment services also conduct interviews to help determine if an individual is suitable for a particular job. The programs may be regional or national in scope.
Employment services also provide advice on finding and applying for work, to obtain relevant training and information and on the application process. There are several government-assisted employment agencies that operate in various parts of Canada. There are also private organizations that offer employment services. Some of these services are not government-funded, but they are still highly regarded as sources of assistance for job seekers. Job seekers may access information about employment services through Canadian Human Resources organizations (CHR), employment agencies and through the Internet.
Employment services may also help identify the best jobs in the market, which may help to decide where an individual should apply to and what kind of training would be necessary to secure the job. They also help the job seeker to obtain the appropriate certification and skills needed to secure higher-paying positions. Information on finding work, training and education is also provided. These services can help ensure employment opportunities are available for aboriginal individuals and help them develop skills and prepare for the new economy.