Phase 2 of ILMI Pilot Project

The Indigenous Labour Market Information (ILMI) is a pilot project with the purpose of testing ways in which Indigenous communities can collect, store and use market information based on their own community members experiences.

The project began in 2018 and will be continue through to 2023.  Currently, the ILMI project is being carried out in 44 First Nation communities across Canada, including Nipissing First Nation.

What is the goal of the project?

Until recently, NFN did not have any up-to-date On-Reserve Labour Market Information (LMI) and there was an information void.  The purpose of the  ILMI project is to provide a snapshot of the current labour force in our community to assist with planning, program development, and identifying issues that need to be addressed.  NFN Employment and Training (NFN E&T) is attempting to fill this gap with this pilot project, which has an overall goal of matching community members to meaningful jobs.

Phase 1 – Surveying the Nation

Phase 1 started at our Annual Community Meeting in November 2018 where NFN E&T collected Labour Market Information from surveys, which included training needs and employment experiences, along with educational and skill profiles of NFN community members.   A total of 540 surveys were completed by individuals who live-on, work-on, or are members of Nipissing First Nation.

Phase 2 – Following Up & Linking Information

If you completed a survey in 2018-2019, we will contact you by telephone or email to update your file in our database and to link your profile to JOB BANK.  Please note: we will not be conducting in-person interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you would like to take the survey for the first time, please contact Glenn McLeod at or 705 753-2050 ext. 1241 to set up a phone-interview time that is convenient for you.  You will receive a $10 incentive upon completion of the survey!