The First Nations Labour and Employment and Development Survey (FNLEDS, or FNLED) is a new national survey initiative from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) that will gather labour market information about employment, labour, jobs, skills and development in First Nations communities across Canada.
Scheduled to launch in late 2018, the FNLEDS is being carried out by FNIGC, a non-proﬁt First Nations organization, in collaboration with its Regional Partner organizations (representing 10 provinces and two territories).
The FNLEDS will emphasize the collection of labour market information (employment, labour, jobs and skills) and therefore will focus on First Nations youth and adults (not children).
The data collection period for the survey is slated to start in fall 2018 and will take 14 months, with nearly 19,000 First Nations people in 230 communities sampled. The FNLEDS national report is scheduled for releases in 2021.