Past Chief Fort McKay First Nation
Chief Jim Boucher chairs the Fort McKay Group of Companies. Under Boucher, first elected in 1986, the oilfield construction and services operation has grown to include earthworks, logistics, lodging and catering, taking advantage of the First Nation’s location near the oilsands 50km north of Fort McMurray. Fort Mckay First Nation currently experiences no unemployment and enjoys a per capita average annual income which is higher than both the Alberta and Canada average. In 2018, Chief Boucher was named t he Canadian Energy Person of the Year.