Hon. A. J. MacEachen (Minister of Labour):
1 and 2. The National Employment Service of the Department of Labour co-operates with the Indian Affairs Branch of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration in the placement of Indian workers. It is estimated that last year, under this arrangement, some 2,500 Indian workers were placed in employment across Canada. N.E.S. does not maintain separate records of Indian applicants
for employment so that a precise breakdown of Indian placements by geographical location is not known.
3. Problems are encountered by N.E.S. in finding gainful employment for Indians in this area, problems similar to those encountered in many areas. In general terms these are related to lack of skills, low education, language problems, and remoteness from job opportunities.
EXTENSION OF C.B.C. TELEVISION FACILITIES Question No. 781
Subtopic: EMPLOYMENT DIFFICULTIES OF INDIANS AND HALF BREEDS