First Nations and Inuit Partnerships
Outland has been a pioneer in working with First Nations and Inuit communities across the country. We have been working side by side with First Nation's and Inuit people in remote locations since our inception in 1985. We recognize the desire for meaningful employment, respect for culture and environment and control of their communities' futures. We emphasize cultural awareness. We use local suppliers, support local communities and involve First Nations people as employees and partners throughout our operations. Our commitment is to:
- Create jobs and training opportunities in the community
- Develop sustainable business partnerships in high-growth industries
- Share ongoing revenue streams
- Bring tangible economic benefits to the community
- Follow the toughest safety and environmental standards
- Develop new business partnerships including remote workforce housing and remote workforce catering.
Tangmaarvik Inland Camp Services
Outland Camps has formed an Inuit Owned Company (TANGMAARVIK INLAND CAMP SERVICES) in Baker Lake, Nunavut. The company has been formed to provide a local platform that supports economic development in Baker Lake with a focus on remote workforce housing and catering. TANGMAARVIK Inland Camp Services focuses on securing catering and camp structures for exploration projects and producing mines, providing local employment and supporting community initiatives in Baker Lake and Nunavut.
Tangmaarvik Inland Camp Services include:
- Turn Key Modular Mining Camps
- Turn Key Camp Catering Services
- Turn Key Exploration Camps
- Remote Camp Installation
- Remote Camp Logistics
- Camp Management Services
Youth Training Programs
Outland's range of training and employment initiatives illustrates a strong social consciousness with respect to the traditional lands and communities on or adjacent to our operations. Outland is an industry leader in facilitating effective capacity building environments for First Nations youth, we are committed to developing our northern workforce to reflect the imminent demographic shifts in Canada 's northern populations.
- Youth development and mentoring programs
- Cooperative capacity building training and work initiatives
- Post training employment opportunities available in Outland's operations
Every training program is unique and we encourage you to contact us directly if you are interested in learning more about developing a First Nation Training Program.
Sustained Action Fire Crews
Since 1997 Outland has employed 100's of Sustained action Fire Crews in Alberta and Ontario. These fire fighters are primarily from First Nations communities in the far north. In a busy fire year Outland will employ over 300 First Nations Fire Fighters from over 30 remote communities across Canada.
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Outland Camps Delivers Remote Camp Catering Training Course in Webequie First Nation
Outland Camps recently delivered a 2-week remote catering course in Webequie First Nation in Northern Ontario. 10 members from Webequie First Nation participated in the program and studied the basics of food safety, menu planning, safety in the workplace, basic food preparation and how to manage a remote kitchen. Read More... »
Outland is pleased to recognize the following employees for outstanding work and excellence in service. Louisa Kadjulik, Housekeeper - Canadian Royalties Ann Comfort, Chef - Matachewan Sue Wood, First Cook - Norseman Tyson Corman, Second Cook - Lalor/Snow Lake Kevin Franks, Chef - High Level Read More... »
Outland Camps to Build State of the Art Camp Facility for Manitoba Hydro
Outland Camps has been selected to build a state of the art camp facility for Manitoba Hydro near Gillam, Manitoba. On February 22nd, Outland and Manitoba Hydro executed a definitive contract to design, Read More... »
Outland ensures inclusive and representative hiring practices to reflect the make-up of the communities we live and work in. Employment equity in Canada's North means: eliminating barriers to employment for women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. This has been our highest priority in the area of camp workforce diversity. We believe that the benefits of this approach include:
- Modeling what we believe. We seek to lead by example in our remote camps in developing and promoting the best Aboriginal talent.
- Excellent Service to our Clients. Our key clients depend on Outland to foster positive relationships with the First Nations in the areas in which we work.
- Competitive Advantage. The Inuit and First Nation's people are often the most cost effective solution to providing services in isolated locations. This is a win-win approach. Female aboriginal people are an often overlooked source of excellent employees.
- Forward Thinking. By employing and promoting a diverse workforce, Outland benefits from different points of view and new approaches to problem solving.
- Commitment to Youth. Following the impetus of government employment and training programs, Outland has made a particularly strong push toward hiring and mentoring male and female aboriginal youth between the ages of 16 and 30.
- Diversity is a core corporate value. Welcoming diversity is vital to our success in our northern business relationships. As a large employer across northern Canada (provinces and territories) our diversity program is focused upon building our aboriginal employee base.
While our broad hiring objectives are described above, Outland also works in partnership with various groups to achieve specific objectives on a project by project basis. A number of these projects are in specific operations where our clients have requested confidentiality. In recent years, Outland has met or exceeded all proposed hiring targets in our remote workforce camps.
Cultural Sensitivity Training:
A successful workplace starts with understanding. All non-native staff participate in a cultural sensitivity training session which is tailored to the specific area of operations.
Workplace Harassment, Violence and Discrimination policy:
All Outland employees are treated equally under this newly modified policy (2010). Outland prides itself on building and maintaining a happy workforce with an admirable sense of teamwork.
Outland Workplaces with significant aboriginal local hiring:
- Remote camps construction, site services and remote camp catering and services
- Hydro line vegetation management
- Pipeline vegetation management
- Silviculture projects
- Forest Fire Fighting Crews
- Mineral exploration - line cutting, core cutting, project management, etc
Outland sees the need for a long term shift in our camp and catering workforce toward a higher percentage of aboriginal employees. To this end, with a variety of partners, Outland undertakes extensive First Nation training initiatives to build workforce capacity in the local aboriginal populations.