Paul Sayers is the Labour Force Development Coordinator with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. He is Anishnaabe from the Garden River First Nation and a graduate of the University of Toronto. With 20+ years’ experience in Human Resources, diversity recruitment and community development, Paul has dedicated his career to assisting diverse communities obtain employment through innovative programming in a variety of organizations including the University of Saskatchewan, CIBC, Hydro One, Garden River First Nation and Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. His specialization focuses on partnering with external organizations to building award-winning programs such as the 2008 CIBC (Calgary) Job Readiness Training program for Aboriginal Women and the Aboriginal Career Start program with the University of Saskatchewan. He also coordinates the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program for Sault Ste. Marie. Paul also specializes in diversity recruitment with emphasis on Indigenous people as well as other diverse communities. He is responsible for coordinating, creating, implementing and monitoring initiatives designed to improve the labour force of Sault Ste. Marie.