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Region: Economics and Sociology

2011 year, number 2

The economic development capacity of urban aboriginal peoples in Canada

N. Spence, J. White
Keywords: Canada, labour market, employment, education, work forces, urban aboriginal population
Pages: 257-273


The paper analyzes the human capital and employment of the urban population in Canada. The paper shows the disparities characterizing the employment structures of aboriginal and non-aboriginal populations; it also analyzes the age-and-gender differences, and the gaps existing between different aboriginal communities. The authors' recommendations made to the agencies involved in the governmental programs on how to improve the employment of the aboriginal population are presented.