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Register Now! Qalipu’s 6th Annual Aboriginal Business Forum

The Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its sixth annual Aboriginal Business Forum, Mawio’mi 2017: Resource Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year the Business Forum will include an evening social followed by an  informative full day event to be held at the Albatross Hotel in Gander, NL on March 22nd.

The theme of this years’ Forum, Resource Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador, will provide opportunities for delegates to gain insight into Natural Resource development in our province, network with industry, and strategically align to capitalize on opportunities.

Remember, registration is free and the Forum is open to everyone.

Space is limited, please get in touch with Kelly or Nicole to book your spot:

Kellie Kerpan
Economic Development Officer


Nicole Companion
Administrative Assistant

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Hire a Qalipu Student this Summer and We’ll Pay their Wages

The Qalipu First Nation is now accepting applications from employers or organizations who are interested in our Youth Summer Employment Program (YSEP).

The YSEP, now in its eleventh year, has provided employability skills and work experience for hundreds of aboriginal youth.  At the same time, employers benefit from an enhanced workforce during the summer months while the Qalipu First Nation takes responsibility for the financial management of the student.

To learn more about this program including responsibilities of the employer, and how to apply, please visit www.qalipu.ca/youth-programs or contact Vickie Macdonald, Employment Coordinator by email at vmacdonald@qalipu.ca

The deadline for employers to apply for the Youth Summer Employment Program is April 7, 2017. Click here to apply.

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New Fishing License Available for 2017 Season

Qalipu First Nation
would like to announce the availability of a Communal Commercial Fishing License.
Details are as follows:

Area 13B – One License Available

Includes:  Groundfish, Lobster and Bait

Successful applicant will be designated to fish this license by paying an annual administration fee to Qalipu First Nation Band.  The purchase and maintenance of all fishing gear is the responsibility of the designated fisherperson.  This designation will be renewed annually on the basis that the fisherperson meets the following criteria:

  • Member of Qalipu First Nation Band
  • All regulations of governing agencies of these licenses are followed
  • Licenses are utilized annually
  • Administration Fees are paid on time

Any member of the Qalipu First Nation Band interested in such a designation is encouraged to print and complete this application.  Printed applications are also available at the Corner Brook and St. George’s offices.

Please submit applications by e-mail to mmacdonald@qalipu.ca or mail to:
Please note that the deadline to apply is: Friday March 3, 2017 @ 4pm

Qalipu First Nation
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 2Z4
Attn:  Mabel MacDonald

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RCMP/Qalipu First Nation Summer Student Program

The Qalipu First Nation and the RCMP are working together to build a worthwhile work experience for aboriginal youth who are interested in a career in policing and/or justice. This exciting job opportunity will provide students with an insightful look at working with the RCMP as a possible career choice. This nine-week opportunity runs from June-August 2017. Successful applicants will attend a one week training session at the RCMP Headquarters in St. John’s prior to being placed at the RCMP detachment closest to their location.

The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017

For eligibility criteria, salary and other information including how to apply please visit www.qalipu.ca/youth-programs
Or contact:

Vickie MacDonald,
Employment Coordinator

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New Dates Added – End of Enrolment Community Sessions

The Qalipu First Nation and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians will be hosting nine community sessions during February and March 2017.  The community sessions are being arranged to provide members and applicants with an opportunity to receive information about the enrolment process and to raise questions and concerns. The agenda for the community sessions will be structured as follows:

  • Opening prayer and welcoming remarks
  • History of the enrolment file
  • Present status of the enrolment file
  • Appeals process overview
  • Questions and answers

Chief Mitchell, who will be accompanied by Elders and the Qalipu Ward Councillor, will lead the community sessions.  Information will also be shared with members and applicants regarding support services that are available to help them through this difficult time.

The next round of community sessions will take place from February 19 – March 7, 2017 as per the following schedule:

Community Where? When?

Benoits Cove


Town Hall Feb 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

St. John’s



Innovation Hall, Room IIC2001 at the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation


Feb 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm



Smallwood Interpretation Centre Feb 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm



Appleton Recreation Centre Feb 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Grand Falls-Windsor


Mount Peyton Hotel

Newfoundland Room

Feb 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Corner Brook



Pepsi Centre (Room 2)


Feb 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm


Port Saunders



Recreation Centre


March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm




Jolly 50 Plus Club

Main Street



March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm




Smallwood Interpretation Centre


March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm




Appleton Recreation Centre



March 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

For more information regarding the community events, please contact:

Mabel MacDonald, 634-5111 or email mmacdonald@qalipu.ca