Cree Regional Career Fair 2019

“Apatisiiwin, Your Success is Our Goal”.
Mistissini, QC

Purpose of the Event

The Regional Career fair is an event that brings together employers, job seekers and students to highlight and provide opportunities to promote career awareness in Eeyou Istchee. Each year, over 40 exhibitors including employers, training institutions, government organizations and not-for-profits come together to promote current and future employment needs. The event also provides a number of important opportunities including:

  1. Motivational and Keynote Speakers: Including Cree, First Nations and industry leaders that share their stories, advice and perspective on career development.
  2. Workshops: Aimed at providing greater career readiness, leadership, exploration and many other benefits
  3. Entertainment: Including indigenous artists, musicians and performers

Apatisiiwin Skills Development works in close partnership with the host community as well as the Cree School Board to ensure that community members, and students benefit from the annual event.

Highlights from this Year's Event

The event grows every year with over 500 participants and 40 booth exhibitors. The theme this year was “Apatisiiwin, Your Success is Our Goal”.


This year saw over 40 exhibitors participate including:

  1. Apatisiiwin Skills Development
  2. Canadore College
  3. Cree Construction Development Corporation
  4. Centre d’etudes collegiales a Chibougamau
  5. Cree Nation Government
  6. Cree Health Board and Social Services of James Bay
  7. Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association
  8. Cree School Board
  9. Creeco
  10. Eeyou Eenou Police Force
  11. Eeyou Communications Network
  12. Elephant Thoughts
  13. Eskan Company
  14. James Bay Cree Communications Society
  15. Kiuna College
  16. Nemaska Lithium
  17. Newmony Goldcorp

Motivational Speakers

A number of great speakers shared their stories during this year’s event including:

  1. Dr. Sarah Pash
  2. Ted and Brendan Nolan
  3. Betty-Anne Forward
  4. Youth Chief Samantha Awashish
  5. Nick Wapachee
  6. Irene Neeposh
  7. Andrea Macleod
Mistissini, QC

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