Health Care is a growing industry locally and there is better need to understand the labour force issues they are facing so that a strategy can be developed to address the issues. In 2018/19, community consultations with both employers and Employment Ontario Service Providers showed both gaps and opportunities that require further follow-up. A consultant will lead the deeper research required to understand what is happening locally.
Based on consultant input, further focus groups or consultations may take place to gather as much input as possible about local health care job opportunities and the struggles to fill them. This information will be presented at a forum where participants will have the opportunity to help develop the strategies to address identified issues.