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Working alongside Indigenous People and Communities

Since our inception is 1985 Outland has recognized the inherent benefits of engaging, training and hiring local Indigenous peoples. Our success as a company is largely based on our trusting partnerships with Indigenous communities, our reliance on local Indigenous workforces and the transfer of local experiences to make our remote projects work. From our fire fighter crews, tree planters, line clearing teams and construction teams, kitchen staff and management team, we strive to reflect the regional demographics in all our operations.

Outland understands the need for meaningful employment, respect for culture and the environment. In our workplace, we emphasize cultural awareness and sensitivity.  Providing a safe, welcoming workplace for all employees is one of our proudest accomplishments and key to the success of our business.  Outland uses local suppliers and supports local entrepreneurs throughout our operations.  Our commitment is to:

  • Create jobs and training opportunities in the community
  • Develop sustainable business partnerships with communities, economic develop corporations or individuals
  • Share ongoing revenue streams
  • Bring tangible economic benefits to the community
  • Follow the toughest safety and environmental standards

Training Programs

Outland's range of training and employment initiatives illustrates a strong social consciousness with respect to the traditional lands and communities on or adjacent to our operations. Outland is an industry leader in facilitating effective capacity building environments for Indigenous employees. We are committed to developing our northern workforce to reflect the imminent demographic shifts in Canada 's northern populations.

Outland offers a range of training programs including:

  • Youth development and mentoring programs
  • Cooperative capacity building training and work initiatives
  • Pre-employment training 
  • Post training employment opportunities available in Outland's operations

Every training program is unique and we encourage you to contact us directly if you are interested in learning more about developing an Indigenous Training Program.

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The Learning Curve - Interview with Dave Bradley


2015: INSYNC media presents: A transformation Youth Camp for First Nations Youth in Northern Ontario

Tangmaarvik Inland Camp Services

Outland Camps has formed an Inuit Owned Company (TANGMAARVIK INLAND CAMP SERVICES) in Baker Lake, Nunavut. The company has been formed to provide a local platform that supports economic development in Baker Lake with a focus on remote workforce housing and catering.    TANGMAARVIK Inland Camp Services focuses on securing catering and camp structures for exploration projects and producing mines, providing local employment and supporting community initiatives in Baker Lake and Nunavut. 

Tangmaarvik Inland Camp Services include:

Sustained Action Fire Crews

Since 1997 Outland has employed 100's of Sustained action Fire Crews in Alberta and Ontario.  These fire fighters are primarily from First Nations communities in the far north.   In a busy fire year Outland will employ over 300 First Nations Fire Fighters from over 30 remote communities across Canada.

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What’s New?

OYEP 2018 National Report Released!

Outland released the 2018 Outland Youth Employment Program National Report, and looks to expand in 2019! 19 Years of OYEP in the books! Here's to 19 more! Read More »

"That's a WRAP!" First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program 2018

The Outland Youth Employment Program had another successful season in 2018! The First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP), developed and operated by Outland over the last two decades, is an education, training and work opportunity for Northern Ontario Indigenous youth. The six week program partners with many regional stakeholders to offer a meaningful, culturally relevant, life/work skills oriented live-in experience in a remote camp facility. Read More »

Fairfax Successfully Completes Acquisition of Carillion Canada’s Services Business

CONCORD, ONTARIO, March 7, 2018 – Outland-Carillion Services and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") (TSX: FFH and FFH.U) announce the successful completion of the previously announced acquisition of certain assets and liabilities related to Carillion's Canadian support services operations. Read More »


Outland ensures inclusive and representative hiring practices to reflect the make-up of the communities we live and work in.  Employment equity in Canada's North means: eliminating barriers to employment for women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. This has been our highest priority in the area of camp workforce diversity.  We believe that the benefits of this approach include:

While our broad hiring objectives are described above, Outland also works in partnership with various groups to achieve specific objectives on a project by project basis.  A number of these projects are in specific  operations where our clients have requested confidentiality.  In recent years, Outland has met or exceeded all proposed hiring targets in our remote workforce camps. 

Cultural Sensitivity Training:

A successful workplace starts with understanding.  All non-Indigenous staff participate in a cultural sensitivity training session which is tailored to the specific area of operations. 

Workplace Harassment, Violence and Discrimination policy:

All Outland employees are treated equally under this newly modified policy (2018).  Outland prides itself on building and maintaining a happy workforce with an admirable sense of teamwork. 

Outland Workplaces with significant Indigenous local hiring:

Outland sees the need for a long term shift in our camp and catering workforce toward a higher percentage of Indigenous employees.  To this end, with a variety of partners, Outland undertakes extensive Indigenous training initiatives to build workforce capacity in the local Indigenous populations.