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The Healthcare Survey is open! To complete your survey click on the "View Details" button to the right to be taken directly to the survey. Need assistance to complete it? Contact Tara Macaulay, Project Coordinator at The new In-Demand Skilled Trades Report released January 15th is available on the Projects Page under that project heading.

Labour Market Resources

Understanding what is happening in the labour market is important. Whether you are a job seeker, a student trying to figure out your career path or a business looking to establish or grow, labour market information is key to developing the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.


The Centre for Workforce Development conducts a number of projects each year in the community to address local labour force issues identified through conversations, consultations, research and the Local Labour Market Plan. Below are the projects we will be working on in 2019-20. Take some time to explore what is happening and reach out to us if you have any questions!


The Centre for Workforce Development relies on our Community Partners to help provide research, conduct community projects, inform the community and develop collaborative solutions to local workforce issues.

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Whether you are looking for a copy of our latest press release, an article on the labour market, local provincial or national or just want to know what events we are hosting, you can explore everything in this section!

Centre for Workforce Development

Making sure you get the most out of your business

At the Centre for Workforce Development (CFWD), we understand the daily struggles that our local employers face in retaining and growing their workforce. We work in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development and community organizations to develop solutions to your workforce issues.

In 2019/20, we are working on some unique research pieces that we hope will help establish a number of new strategies to address particular gaps in the local labour force. Leading the research across Eastern Ontario into the low participation rate in the labour force has been enlightening. Although we still are gathering input from organizations as well as those not participating in the labour force, the preliminary data is pointing to issues we did not expect. Watch our website for update and forum announcements in January 2020.

Developing a better understanding of the in-demand skilled trades locally in an initiative taking place across all of Ontario. A report back to the Ontario Government will occur in January 2020 along with q public release of the information gathered.

Health Care occupations is a growing labour concern across the Board catchment area. Watch for your opportunity to have your input to this industry’s gaps and opportunities coming out in late December 2019 and early January 2020.

Some current reports we have available include the Regional HR Strategy: the 2019 “Gauging the Labour Force Pulse”, an update the three-year strategic Local Labour Market Plan. Also available in French Prendre le pouls de la main-d’œuvre; the 2019 EmployerOne Survey Report, which speaks to what local employers are saying about the labour force. Also also available in French Le sondage EmployerOne Survey 2019

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