28 year old Jordan Jolicoeur has won the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
A business right in the town of Stony Plain is now being recognized for its growth.
Carvel Electric was a small part-time electrical business when it was passed from father to sons, when Jordan and Joel Jolicoeur took over in 2013. Since then the small company has grown into a company that currently employs 10 people and boasts some large clients such as CP Rail and Kinder Morgan.
This is thanks in part because of Jordan Jolicoeur and his dedication to his job, and years of training. He is now being recognized by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business as the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. President and CEO of the CCBA says Jolicoeur stood out because he took his fathers vision and built it up with his brother.
Carvel Electric stands out for the First Nations communities and Jordan continues his dads approach in hiring First Nations. Currently 6 out of 10 employees identify as Indigenous while Jordan is from a Métis background.
In terms of the award, Jolicoeur is actually the first Métis winner of the national award. He hopes other Indigenous entrepreneurs will recognize his company's success and learn that they too can be successful.