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The Emil Anderson Group is proud of the long-term relationships we’ve built with Indigenous groups throughout Western Canada. Our people-focused approach and commitment to early, respectful, and collaborative practices when partnering with First Nations groups has resulted in a long history of successful ventures and mutually beneficial business opportunities.

Our commitment to recruiting Indigenous candidates, providing training opportunities and supporting career growth is an ongoing priority and has resulted in us welcoming many Indigenous individuals into the Emil Anderson team over the years. We look forward to continuing to working collaboratively with First Nations communities and businesses in the future. 

The Emil Anderson Group is committed to working effectively as a trusted partner alongside Indigenous communities across the province. Led by our Indigenous Relationships Team, EAG takes steps to engage early, build trust and understanding, and develop meaningful relationships with our partners.

We actively listen and learn about each community, their capacity, needs and collective goals for every project. Depending on project type, we develop site-specific Indigenous Inclusion Plans that outline our goals, key performance indicators, and tracking as it relates to Indigenous employment and spend.

We focus on maximizing opportunities for Indigenous Communities on our projects, which may include:

• Pre-construction readiness training for Indigenous candidates
• Prioritizing recruitment initiatives targeting Indigenous communities, to foster employment opportunities within our team and the wider construction industry
• Access to valuable in-field mentoring programs, training, and career advancement
• Subcontracting opportunities—preferred vendor list for Indigenous businesses
• Exploring potential community oriented initiatives, which may involve considerations such as scholarships, donations, and various gifting opportunities.
• Participating at community events including job fairs, open houses, and/or annual events.

We believe it is our responsibility to move towards positive reconciliation in BC, and feel our organization can positively impact Indigenous communities in a meaningful way. Where possible, we look to formalize partnerships and offer long-term economic benefits that leave a legacy for our community partners through economic reconciliation.

Key Contact:
Ryan P. Malcolm
Director, Business Development & Indigenous Relationships