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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 Nations 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.

Youth Training Programs

INSYNC media presents: A transformation Youth Camp for First Nations Youth in Northern Ontario

FNNRYEP Partner Presentation

FNNRYEP Summer 2013 Graduation Video

FNNRYEP Partner Presentation

FNNRYEP 2000-2012

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.

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:

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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Volunteer Award awarded to Outland's Dave Bradley and Sarah Ambroziak!

Congratulations are in order to Outland's Dave Bradley and Sarah Ambroziak for being awarded one of Carillion Canada's STAR Awards. Both received The Volunteer Award for their amazing work with the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program. Read More... »


New Logo!

You may have noticed our new company logo. It shows the joining together of two successful companies: Outland and Carillion. Carillion is a global leader in support services and construction with deep roots in Canada. Their support will enable Outland to grow and expand our offerings – both to clients and our own staff. We are proud of our 30 year history as Outland. We will keep the best of Outland’s “can do” approach to challenges and will combine it with Carillion’s vast experience and resources. Together, we are a stronger company! This synergy is captured in our new tagline: “Local Delivery.Global Expertise.”. Read More »


Manitoba Hydro's Keewatinohk Camp is Officially Open!

This past Wednesday September 16th marked the Grand Opening for Manitoba Hydro’s Keewatinohk Camp! This camp is located 90 km NE of Gillam, Manitoba and will house roughly 600 working men and women for years to come. This has been quite an experience for Outland working with Fox Lake Cree Nation and Manitoba Hydro and we are excited to announce the opening of this beautiful facility! Read More... »


FNNRYEP Closing Ceremonies 2015 - Welcome Carillion Canada!

Quetico Provincial Park’s Teaching Lodge proved to be the perfect location for the 16th annual Closing Ceremonies. The location reinforced the strengthening partnership between FNNRYEP, Ontario Parks, MAA, MNRF, MNDM and First Nations. The Teaching Lodge serves to remind all that Quetico lies on the traditional lands of at least 3 First Nations communities. Read More... »


16th Annual FNNRYEP Closing Ceremonies

Outland Camps has been delivering the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program for 16 summers since its inception in 2000. Over the years 375 youth hailing from 50 northern Ontario First Nations Communities have been employed by Outland in this unique work experience/training/life skill building opportunity. Outland works closely with the Ontario Government through MNR, MNDM, MAA and Ontario Parks along with First Nations, Education and Industry/Commercial partners in order to make it all happen each year. Read More... »


INSYNC media presents: A transformation Youth Camp for First Nations Youth in Northern Ontario

Lalita Krishna from INSYNC Media spent time in Northern Ontario, with Outland Camps, to document the unfolding of the 2015 First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program and the new Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program. Her video chronicles the journey of various youth as they navigate their way through training, education and work projects over the course of six weeks at the camps. Read More... »


Outland Celebrates the Opening Ceremonies for the 16th Year of the First Nations Youth Employment Program

Outland and its operations partners, Lac Lacroix First Nation, Ontario Government, Confederation College and Lakehead University hosted the Opening Ceremonies for the 2015 First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program on Thursday July 16 at Mink Lake Camp. Read more... »


Outland Acquired by Carillion Canada

Carillion Canada Inc. (“Carillion”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Carillion PLC, has announced its acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital of Outland. Read more... »

Overview

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:

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:

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.