AFDE is committed to maximizing employment opportunities for Indigenous people on this project.

Hiring for labour and trades on the GSS Civil Works will be done through the unions signatory to AFDE, while hiring for staff positions will be done directly through AFDE’s partner companies.

For those who have some construction experience:

AFDE will help Indigenous applicants facilitate contact with the union representatives. The unions will assist the Indigenous applicants with the hiring process and in getting skills upgrades, if required.

Once accepted into the union, the worker pays an initiation fee, as well as monthly dues. Benefits of union membership include extended healthcare, pension plan, and competitive wages. Once in the union, the worker then gets assigned to the GSS Civil Works.

The three unions signatory to AFDE are working together and want to see Indigenous peoples succeed in the construction industry, with ongoing opportunities for advancement and life-long learning.

How to Apply

Indigenous job seekers can submit their resume directly to In your e-mail submission, please indicate which Indigenous group you identify with.

Once a resume is received, AFDE will then facilitate introductions to union representatives or skills training courses, or may work directly with the individual for staff positions, such as administration.

Pre-employment Screening and Site Access Requirements

After being made a formal offer of employment and prior to being granted access to site, the new hire must complete the mandatory pre-access drug and alcohol testing. This will be arranged through AFDE’s human resources team prior to the new hire’s first day of work. Once the testing is completed and AFDE is satisfied with the results, AFDE will confirm the employee’s start date on site. Where applicable, AFDE’s travel coordination team will also proceed with booking flights and camp accommodations.

When the new hire arrives on site for their first day of work, they will participate in a mandatory site and safety orientation prior to commencing any work on site. AFDE’s human resources, travel and safety teams will work with the new hire to arrange for the necessary requirements to commence work on site, and will assist in guiding individuals through the pre-employment screening and onboarding process.