Program officers identify any issues that may affect overall progress and success, such as timelines, resources, activities, and milestones.

6.23 What we examined. Agreed. In addition to occupational skills training, services eligible under the programs include client assessments, employment counselling, essential skills development, and wage subsidies to encourage employers to hire clients. This is despite the fact that the data may undercount the Indigenous population by as much as 17.5 per cent, according to the ABS, which collects and analyses the data. Mobility Data; Optimal management structures. 6.20 Our analysis supporting this finding presents what we examined and discusses the following topics: 6.21 This finding matters because Indigenous people fare poorly in the labour market compared with other Canadians. For more info on the representation of Indigenous peoples in Canada, consult the Key results from the 2016 Census . 25. 6.72 In the 2016–17 fiscal year, the Department also launched a six-year, $12 million pilot project to train Indigenous organizations to collect data and develop a skills inventory on a small portion of the on-reserve population. This could lead to a duplication of services, confusion among agreement holders, and inefficient use of the Department’s resources. "The target to halve the gap in employment outcomes within a decade was not met," it said. This included looking at how Department officials determined whether agreement holders were adequately monitoring their sub-agreement holders. For that year, the Department reduced the detail required from agreement holders in the plans they submitted to obtain funding, eliminated the requirement for them to submit annual reports, and eliminated the Department’s mid-year monitoring activity. 6.15 More details about the audit objective, scope, approach, and criteria are in About the Audit at the end of this report. Since the early 1990s, the Department has funded programs to help Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) improve their skills and find employment. "The labour supply associations with education and incarceration are greater for females than males," the study noted. The Indigenous communities they worked with were also culturally diverse and had varying approaches to education and employment. Also, the Department had not updated the formula it used to allocate funding under the Strategy since the formula was established in 1999.

(6.63 to 6.72). This might not necessarily be problematic, as certain clients may face multiple barriers to employment and require multiple services. We conducted audit work within the Department’s Skills and Employment Branch and Program Operations Branch. 6.2 Employment and Social Development Canada. It features brief profiles on schemes such as The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme and Rio Tinto's Indigenous Employment Program, and an analysis of recent trends in Indigenous employment. Employment and Social Development Canada, in collaboration with Indigenous organizations, should assess how the changes it has made to reporting requirements have affected the agreement holders’ administrative burden and the Department’s ability to manage the programs. ANU's Dr Markham said: "The mining industry isn"t the biggest employer of Indigenous people — this line is often misinterpreted.".

6.9 The Department expects agreement holders to provide services that are based on market demand for specific types of labour. This should include, 6.59 Employment and Social Development Canada should conduct the analysis necessary to determine whether its Indigenous labour market programs overlap with each other. We'd love to know any feedback that you have about the AIHW website, its contents or reports. 6.49 Our recommendations in this area of examination appear at paragraphs 6.56 and 6.59. We found that the Department had not conducted any audits of sub-agreement holders in the Western and Territories Region.

In June 2016, the Department established the Program Delivery Improvement Working Group with members from the Department’s headquarters, regional offices, and agreement holder organizations. In conducting the audit work, we have complied with the independence and other ethical requirements of the relevant rules of professional conduct applicable to the practice of public accounting in Canada, which are founded on fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality, and professional behaviour. What do we know about the reasons for the low employment rate of Indigenous Australians? Department provides contribution funding annually, as set out in contribution agreements for up to five years. 6.66 Our recommendations in this area of examination appear at paragraphs 6.73 and 6.76. 6.11 The Department also funds provinces and territories to provide labour market programs to their residents. Of these 34 agreement holders, 15 had 10 or more sub-agreements each. 6.5 Despite this difference, the Strategy and the Fund have the same overall objective, and the services eligible under each are the same (Exhibit 6.1). changes in the Indigenous population since 1996. a need to re-examine the variables used in the formula, a need to direct funding in a way that was relevant to the Strategy’s priorities, and.

"Our people are deeply troubled and saddened by the destruction of these rock shelters and are grieving the loss of connection to our ancestors as well as our land," he said. The Department will continue this collaborative effort and will assess the impact of previous changes in order to further improve the delivery of the programs. Australian Government, Closing the Gap Report 2020, University of Queensland, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Indigenous Employment Futures in an Automated Mining Industry 2018, Y Dinku and J Hunt, Factors associated with The Labour Force, Participation Of Prime-Age Indigenous Australians, 2019, Australian Bureau of statistics, Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 2018, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counts 2018, Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), Australia's gas-led recovery likely to be a 'mirage', 'It's been done by stealth': Indigenous health groups condemn 'urgent' legislation set to fast track liquor store decision, 'Peddlers of death' warned as police seize $9m cash from drug traffickers in WA, Australian archaeologists discover 2-million-year-old skull of distant human cousin, Driver in crash that killed 19yo pedestrian when passenger pulled car's handbrake denied bail, NBN boss blames $600m blowout on bad address data, US Attorney-General tells federal prosecutors they can investigate voter fraud claims, despite little evidence, The US election has been called, but the result isn't official… yet. One way the Department will improve labour market information sharing with Indigenous partners is by leveraging data from the Job Bank to support training and job placements. As part of Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples, Employment and Social Development Canada is working in close collaboration with Indigenous partners to effectively deliver and transform its Indigenous labour market programming to support the strengthening of Indigenous communities.