to First Peoples Development Inc. (FPDI)

FPDI is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected from the 34 member First Nations; each known as a “Sub-Agreement Holder” and FPDI is known as the “Primary Agreement Holder”.


The articles of incorporation of FPDI support the principle of grassroots or local decision-making while promoting, advocating and addressing the needs of First Nations through their local boards.


FPDI supports their member First Nations

(Sub-Agreement Holders – SAHs) by achieving greater success in employment and training initiatives through:


Our new online training video section is design to help all our SAH communities with their reporting requirements and online service tools like the ARMS "Accountability & Resource Management System."

1.  Identifying Labour Market Opportunities

2.  Building Capacity & Facilitating Development

3.  Creating Partnerships with Industry & Educators

4.  Ensuring Fiscal Accountability

For training and employment services, please reference our Community Contact Page to contact your local First Nation Employment and Training Coordinator

SAH                 Training Videos

The Industry Advisor Committee (IAC) advises FPDI and SAHs on current and future employment and training needs.  The IAC will serve as a resource and a sounding board for career, training, and employment information through FPDI.

A continued success: According to recent statistics from the Information and Communications Technology Association of Manitoba, a computer science major can earn up to 40% more than the college graduate average, with Canada needing some 182,000 people to fill positions in the I.T industry by year 2019.


WIth a youthful and growing Aboriginal population in Manitoba, it only makes sense to train our greatest untapped resource for the knowledge of tomorrow...

Robotics Program