For the fifth year, the All Nations Job Expo was held in Regina.
The event is focuses primarily on promoting many different jobs and training opportunities for First Nations workers. Booths were on-hand to provide information on different education and job openings that are available within Saskatchewan.
For 19-year-old Matthew Langille-King, the expo provided a unique opportunity to see what was available for him now that he has graduated.
“It’s a good experience, something new to actually get to walk around and see all the different jobs that are available out of high school,” Langille-King said.
The job expo not only provided opportunities for new workers to find jobs, but also give those with jobs a chance to see what else is out there.
Dion Favel said he was out at the expo seeing what was available, despite already having a full-time job. Favel said these job expos provide a unique experience to meet with the companies face-to-face.
“Lots of times you do apply for some of these companies but they don’t see your face, but the people that are recruiting do see you and probably know that your eager to find a job. It’s a little bit better that way rather than apply online,” Favel said. “Your’re just a number online.”
CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce, John Hopkins, said the expo is important because it helps people connect with employers and training programs to help people get started in the trades.
“As a chamber it’s extremely important to engage with indigenous people and that there are lots of different opportunities for all people and one of the critical things that we need to get right as a province is to engage with indigenous people and if we can do that, that’s what we’re trying to do with events like this.”
There were over 50 booths at this year’s event.