Winnipeg’s newest student career fair is linking Indigenous learners to job opportunities citywide in an effort to answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action.

More than 30 local businesses set up booths on Red River College Polytechnic’s downtown campus Wednesday to both find qualified candidates — for positions ranging from bank teller to school bus driver — and diversify their respective employee rosters.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit people make up 18 per cent of Manitoba’s overall population, but event organizer Carla Kematch noted workforces across the province don’t reflect that.

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