Rick Janvier is a member of the Cold Lake First Nations and a graduate of a Business Administration Diploma Program from Lakeland College and has a Certificate in Aboriginal Employment Development from the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies. Mr. Janvier started his career as an Employment and Training Counsellor with Tribal Chiefs Ventures in 1989. In the last 27 years he has held numerous Human Resources, Employment and Training related positions with the Public Sector and Businesses in the Oil & Gas Industry. Mr. Janvier strategically seeks opportunities for Indigenous people to obtain meaningful careers to becoming self-reliant and self-sufficient.
Mr. Janvier holds numerous certificates from courses related to Human Resources, Employment & Training and Health & Safety. He was a community partner with the Imperial Oil “Native Internship Program” which received two awards from the Alberta Chamber of Resources and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He was instrumental in submitting and obtaining the 2010 Aboriginal Business of the Year “Eagle Feather Award” on behalf of Seven Lakes Oilfield Services from the Alberta Chamber of Commerce. He also held a position as a President of the Dene Youth and Recreation Committee for 10 years.
He enjoys being a participant or spectator in numerous sports which include Basketball and Softball. Also enjoys reading Business magazines and articles. In Rick’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.
Mr. Janvier became employed as a Project Officer with the Northeast Alberta Apprenticeship Initiative (NEAAI) in January, 2016 and currently holds the Program Manager position with NEAAI since September, 2016.