Alastair MacFadden
Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Economy, Saskatchewan

Mr. MacFadden leads the Ministry team responsible for labour market development in Saskatchewan. Activities include workforce planning, pre-employment and employment services, adult basic education and skills training, apprenticeship, immigration and settlement services.

His career path has included roles in academic research, the not-for-profit sector and government – all linked by a commitment to solving problems through evidence and collaboration. With an academic background in biochemistry and a Masters in Brain and Behavioural Psychology, Mr. McFadden is passionate about building evidence to help individuals make informed career decisions, assist training providers and other partners with program improvement, and help employers make informed choices about staff development, recruitment and retention.


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