The Canadian government is strengthening and supporting Indigenous jobs in Canada’s forestry sector. On Sept. 13, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, announced $400,000 for the Meadow Lake Tribal Council to sustain over 400 jobs near its NorSask Forest Products facility in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
Funded through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI), part of the Government of Canada’s Softwood Lumber Action Plan, these contributions will support Meadow Lake Tribal Council in its efforts to enhance safety, capacity and production efficiencies.
This project represents the first component of a larger initiative, also supported by Indigenous Services Canada, with the goal to improve on product quality and reduce manufacturing costs and fibre waste.