MB Status of Women

Manitoba Status of Women

Cross Lake

Job Readiness Program

Eline Anderson, The First Indigenous Woman HEO operator

16 Indigenous women started and completed the job readiness course and safety training in Cross Lake in July 2021 

12 of the women went onto blast hole drilling while the other 4 found employment with Mid North Construction.


Blast Hole Drilling Program

Don Ayres, Certified Blaster and Driller / Safety

All 12 women graduated from the Blast Hole Drilling course in Cross Lake on September 17, 2021. All 12 women were employed by September 21, 2021.


Job Readiness Program

Jennifer Daniels, Program Coordinator, Manitoba Construction Sector Council

12 Indigenous women started and 11 completed the job readiness course and safety training in Cross Lake on July 30, 2021. 

Framer Certificate Program

Annette Head, First Indigenous woman Journeyperson Carpenter, Vocational Education Instructor

11 Indigenous women registered for the framer course in Pinaymootang. 9 women will complete the program on October 29th and will be employed on local construction projects in the community.


Manitoba Construction Sector Council representative, Jennifer Daniels is visiting 20 Indigenous communities to bring career awareness to youth using virtual reality 360 degree videos featuring 14 construction trades.

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