Aboriginal inclusion benefits allUnderstanding differences, similarities increases successBy Shannon Klie12/15/2008|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/12/2008 TransCanada, a gas transmission and power generator based in Calgary, sees supporting Aboriginal employment as a way to match the Aboriginal community’s need for skills and employment with the company’s need for skilled and talented employees.When TransCanada merged with Nova in 1998, it continued a tradition of providing scholarships, bursaries and fellowships to Aboriginal students and inviting scholarship recipients to apply for summer student, co-op and post-graduation positions, says Victoria Sedgwick, Aboriginal employment and education advisor at TransCanada. One beneficiary of the scholarship and several summer placements was Armand Cardinal, a member of the Cree Nation in Northern Alberta. After graduating from the industrial electronics program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), he got a job with Nova in 1990 as a bench technician. Eight years later, he moved into the new role of land community and Aboriginal liaison at TransCanada. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.