First Nations Labour and Employment Development Survey (FNLED)


FNLED’s purpose is to better understand employment and labour conditions in First Nations communities by collecting information on important factors related to both Western and Traditional understandings of social and economic well-being.

FNLED is a joint initiative of 10 First Nations Organizations in Canada, coordinated and funded by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC).

Quick Facts

  1. The First Nations Labour and Employment Development Survey follows the principles of First Nations Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) of data

  2. Overseen in B.C. by the BCFNDGI in collaboration with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

  3. About 400 Youth (ages 15-17) and 1750 Adults (ages 18-64) from 30 language regions have been selected at random to participate in this 30 minute survey

  4. A Community Participation Agreement is required before the BC FNLED team can work with your community to complete data collection targets

  5. Participation in this survey is YOUR choice. You may refuse to participate or withdraw from this study at any time. What you tell us will be kept confidential. To keep your answers private, all personal information will be removed.

  6. With this survey we hope to gain a better understanding of employment situations and help inform programs, policies and initiatives.


Contact Information

Jade Ernest

Jasmine Thomas

Helen Stappers

Gwen Phillips