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How a job boom at Vancouver’s airport helped slash the number of Musqueam members on social assistance

VANCOUVER—When Mary Point was the facilities manager at Musqueam Indian Band, she ran dozens of events, and got to know a host of job seekers from her community on whom she could rely to work on a casual basis.

Now, just over six months into a first-of-its kind post with YVR airport authority, Point is connecting those same job seekers with permanent opportunities, with a level of insight into their strengths and interests most recruiters could only dream of.

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