Workforce Planning Ontario | Champions of Ontario's Local Labour Market Solutionshttp://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/Fri, 07 Feb 2020 1:25:16 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/Fri, 07 Feb 2020 1:25:16 -0700

Workforce Planning Ontario is made up of a network of 26 Workforce Planning Board areas covering four regions across the province.

Workforce Planning Boards gather intelligence about the supply of labour and the demand side of the local labour market by working with employers to identify and meet their current and emerging skills needs. The primary role of Workforce Planning Boards is to help improve understanding of and coordinate community responses to labour market issues and needs

Get Connected

  • Find the resources in your community relevant to training, employment and labour force information
  • Discover community partnerships
  • Volunteer, become a board member of a community partner
  • Connect with your local workforce planning board

A Network of Workforce Planning Boards

This network is in communities across Ontario. These boards conduct localized research and actively engage organizations and community partners in local labour market projects.

Each board is as individual as the community it serves, and each addresses labour market issues in its own way as all communities have their own priorities. As a network, Ontario’s workforce planning boards also work together to address labour market issues from a province-wide perspective.

About our name: Our network was launched in 1994 under the name Local Boards, but as of 2011 is known as Workforce Planning Ontario to better reflect our mandate to connect stakeholders within the labour market. We are funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (LTSD) under Employment Ontario.

How to Use this Site

  • Take the time to browse and discover…
  • What your workforce planning board is up to and how to get involved
  • Recruitment and retention services
  • Promising job sectors in your community
  • Skills most in demand by local employers
  • Where to get training to upgrade skills or start a new career … and more
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<![CDATA[EmployerOne]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/employerone/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/employerone/Fri, 24 Jan 2020 2:48:37 -0700EmployerOne - Your Workforce | Our Future

Your workplace issues are important to the prosperity of communities in the province.  As an employer, please take the time to fill out this year’s EmployerOne so that your voice can be heard. 

EAST

  • 1000 Island Region
  • Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington
  • Eastern Ontario
  • Lanark, Renfrew

NORTH

  • Algoma District
  • Far Northeast
  • Nipissing, Parry Sound
  • Northwest
  • North Superior
  • Sudbury & Manitoulin
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<![CDATA[Local Labour Market Plan Reports]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/local-labour-market/local-labour-market-plan-reports/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/local-labour-market/local-labour-market-plan-reports/Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:02:04 -0700Every local workforce planning board in Ontario publishes detailed reports about its labour market projects, activities and partnerships. Please feel free to download any of these reports and share them with labour market stakeholders in your community.

East:

1000 Island Region

Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington

English:  2018  2016 2015 2014 2013
Français:  2018 2016 2015 2014 2013

Eastern Ontario

English:  2018
Français: 2018

Lanark, Renfrew

English:   2016/2017
Français:  2016/2017

Ottawa

Français:  2015 2014 2013 2012 2010-2012

Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton

North:

Algoma District

English:  2019 2018 2016 2015 2014 Oct 2013 Mar 2013

Far Northeast

Nipissing, Parry Sound

English:   2018 2016 2015 2014

Northwest

North Superior

English:   2018-2019 2016 2015
Français:  2016 2015

Sudbury & Manitoulin

Français:  2016 2015

West:

Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford

English:   2015 2014 Oct 2013 Mar 2013 2012 2011

Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth

Chatham-Kent

English:   2018-2019 2014-2015 2013
Français:  2018-2019 2014-2015 2013

Grand Erie

English:   2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Français:  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Hamilton

English:   2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Français:  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Niagara

English:   2016
Français:  2016

Sarnia Lambton

English:   2017 2016 2015 2014
Français:  2017 2016 2015 2014

Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin

English:   2016 2015 2014
Français:  2015 2014

Windsor-Essex

Central:

Durham Region

English:   2015 2014 2013 Update 2013

Peel, Halton

Français:  2012 2011

Simcoe, Muskoka

Français:  2016 2015 2014 Oct 2013

Toronto

English:  2018-2019
Français: 2018-2019

York Region & Bradford West Gwillimbury

English:   2019 2016
Français: 2019 2016
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<![CDATA[Workforce Planning Boards]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/workforce-planning-boards/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/workforce-planning-boards/Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:10:13 -0700Workforce Planning Ontario

Every region of Ontario is unique when it comes to demographics, industry and economics. To address the diverse needs of local communities and business in the area of workforce development, in 1990 the Ontario Premier’s Council Report recommended creating regional committees. The first was established in 1996, and today we are a network of 25 planning areas.

Each board operates in its own way, but all have a mission to…

identify workforce issues that are characteristic of the local community; and
provide collaborative solutions by engaging stakeholders and working with partners.

Workforce Planning Ontario together covers all sectors and is an essential link between job seekers, employers and skills development services. Every day, these organizations facilitate connections between these stakeholders to strengthen the local labour market.

Go ahead and connect with your Workforce Planning and Development Board.

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<![CDATA[Community Resources]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/Thu, 10 Jan 2019 8:33:38 -0700Our Purpose

Workforce Planning Ontario members provide grassroots information about key workforce issues and solutions at the community level. They have the expertise to identify opportunities to connect people and organizations with programs related to training and employment.

Creating Community Connections!

Over the years, our members have built and maintained relationships with community partners and helped make possible over 1,000 partnership projects/activities such as:

  • Employer breakfasts to promote apprenticeship
  • Information sessions for women, entrepreneurs and internationally trained professionals
  • Workshops to raise awareness of challenges faced by persons with disabilities
  • Career fairs to promote skilled trades as viable and rewarding careers

On this site you can find your local board, review community research and reports, learn about employment services and programs in your community, and link to other useful resources.

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<![CDATA[Local Labour Market]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/local-labour-market/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/local-labour-market/Fri, 04 Jan 2019 8:08:42 -0700What is the Labour Market?

The labour market consists of the industries, employers, employees and future employees that form the economic backbone of a community. It is ever-shifting, along with demographic trends, economic patterns, technologies, education and training. 

Tracking Labour Market Trends

Ontario’s local workforce development boards collect and analyze labour market data and identify trends, opportunities and priorities in their respective communities. Each board documents its findings in a comprehensive report that becomes a valuable planning tool for economic development.

Who Benefits from our Research?

Our neutral, objective research is valuable not only to local communities but also to groups beyond local borders, including…

  • Service Canada
  • The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development
  • Other federal, provincial and municipal government with a focus on labour market development
  • Local and regional economic development agencies

Read about labour market trends in your community.

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<![CDATA[Useful Links ]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/local-labour-market/useful-links/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/local-labour-market/useful-links/Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:10:51 -0700
  • Ontario Economic Update
  • Working In Canada
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    <![CDATA[Useful Links]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/useful-links/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/useful-links/Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:07:42 -0700For information at the provincial level, check out these top economic, occupational and educational sites:

    Business/Labour (Employer) Resources:

    Ontario Resources: 

    Invest in Ontario

    Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO)

    National Occupational Classification

    Ontario Chamber of Commerce

    Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations Inc. (OACFDC)

    Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) 

    Business Canada

    Manufacturing Sector Gateway 

    Eastern Region:

    Ontario East Economic Development 

    Western Region: 

    South Central Ontario Region (SCOR) Economic Development Corporation

    Job Seeker/Employee Resources:

    Ontario WorkInfoNet

    Government of Ontario: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

    Employment Ontario

    Settlement.org

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    <![CDATA[Employment Services and Programs ]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/employment-services-and-programs/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/employment-services-and-programs/Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:00:18 -0700Over the years, Ontario’s workforce planning and development boards have uncovered a wealth of information about their communities, including the availability of programs and services that support employment and job readiness.

    Employment Ontario

    provides a comprehensive on-line database of the various employment programs and services by region. In addition to local programs, you will find information on provincial and federal programs and services.

    Visit the Employment Ontario website for services specific to your community and your needs! 

    Employment Ontario

    Individual WorkinfoNet (iWIN)

    Websites about career planning and employment often lack local information. An Individual WorkInfoNet (iWin) – the most targeted version of the Ontario government’s WorkInfoNet portal – makes it possible for a web visitor to search by geographical region and focus on his or her specific needs.

    Click on iWIN now to try out this personalized source of local education, training and employment-related information.

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    <![CDATA[Useful Links]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/useful-links/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/useful-links/Fri, 07 Dec 2018 9:59:08 -0700Do you have a legal question about the workplace? Are you looking for information on a specific industry sector? These partner sites cover research and statistics, the rights of citizens, employees and employers, education and training, and more.

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    <![CDATA[Find a Workforce Planning Board]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/workforce-planning-boards/find-a-workforce-planning-board/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/workforce-planning-boards/find-a-workforce-planning-board/Fri, 07 Dec 2018 9:37:44 -0700#ON-map{ display: block; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } path:hover, circle:hover { stroke: #ff9900!important; stroke-width:2px; stroke-linejoin: round; fill: #ff9900!important; cursor: pointer; } #path67 { fill: none !important; stroke: #A9A9A9 !important; cursor: default; } #info-box { display: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; z-index: 1; background-color: #ffffff; border: 2px solid #BF0A30; border-radius: 5px; padding: 5px; font-family: arial; }

    To find a Workforce Planning Board in your area place your mouse pointer over the area on the map . Click the map to visit that Workforce Planning Board's website.

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    <![CDATA[Business/Labour Resources]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/Mon, 03 Dec 2018 9:49:07 -0700What is the role of Workforce Planning Ontario?

    As a network we facilitate formal communication among Ontario’s local workforce planning boards, and the sharing of information, results and best practices.

    Creating Community Connections!

    Ontario’s workforce planning boards cover a cross-section of employment sectors and have the data, resources and know-how to connect the right people and organizations at the local and provincial levels.

    Over the years, these boards have built and maintained strong relationships with community partners and helped make possible over 1,000 partnership projects/activities such as:

    • Employer breakfasts to promote apprenticeship Information sessions for women, entrepreneurs and internationally trained professionals
    • Workshops to raise awareness of challenges faced by persons with disabilities
    • Career fairs to promote skilled trades as viable and rewarding careers
    • Valuable tools and resources for use by the employer community including employer guides, research reports and best practices.

    On this site, you can locate boards by region and review community reports, learn about local employment services, programs and partnerships, or link to other labour market sites.

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    <![CDATA[Individual WorkinfoNet (iWIN) ]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/individual-workinfonet-iwin/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/community-resources/individual-workinfonet-iwin/Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:08:13 -0700The Individual WorkinfoNet (referred to as iWIN) is the most specific level of a Workinfonet. iWIN focuses on the visitor’s unique information needs. Electronic work information web sites have often lacked local information related to career planning and employment on the Internet.

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    <![CDATA[Partnership Database]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/partnership-database/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/partnership-database/Thu, 15 Nov 2018 8:00:00 -0700<![CDATA[Get Involved]]>http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/get-involved/http://www.workforceplanningontario.ca/business-labour-resources/get-involved/Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:57:28 -0700Every individual or group can play a vital role in a community’s labour market. The work of Ontario’s workforce planning boards is greatly enhanced when a cross-section of community members get involved – representatives from business, labour, education and training, youth, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Francophones and Aboriginals.

    Support your local workforce planning and development board. Become a volunteer board member, community partner, or participate in local surveys and consultations.

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