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ISBN (Print) : 978-1-77368-166-5 | ISBN (Online) : 978-1-77368-165-8

Employment as a social determinant of First Nations, Inuit and Métis health

December 2017

This fact sheet examines First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples’ participation in the labour market and describes how un/employment can affect their health and well-being. The fact sheet begins by providing some context for Indigenous employment in Canada, including demographics, participation in the labour market, and employment barriers. It then summarizes the recent literature on the impacts of un/employment on Indigenous peoples’ health and highlights some current initiatives to address employment inequities for Indigenous peoples.


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