Cross Lake Band has developed, implemented and delivered employment and training for its' members. The training programs have been significantly successful and Cross Lake Band has been a leader in this capacity due to fact that they have the most certified journeymen amongst Manitoba First Nations. In 1990, the ferderal government introduced a five (5) year Pathways To Success Strategy (Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy - (AHRDS)) and implemented a co-management approach over training and employment with aboriginal people. The Manitoba First Nation RAMP Inc. was established by the Assembly of Manitoba Cheifs (AMFC) chairpersons in response to Pathways and the need for a regional body to address the employment and training interests of all Maintoba First Nations.
Initially, Cross Lake has devolve from federal control of the "Manpower Model" to retaining their own control and administration of today, the "Pathways Program". This is a Bi-Lateral Agreement which is currently the AMC/AHRDS. The CLFN Pathways is administered under the auspices of the senior administration (Executive Director and Assisitant Executive Director) and the Cheif and Council are there as ex-officios, set policy but do not interfere with the program. Along with the senior administration, staff are involved in the day to day running of the program, employment and training services, office capabilities, and general resourcing of the Pathways Program, the Employment and Training Director and one office clerk.
Cross Lake Band's mission is to promote and enhance the quality and standard of living in its' territory by establishing and efficient workforce by developing a trained workforce.
To build on Cross lake Band's resources and maximizing its' productive potential by applying market value through training, educationg and employment.