Labour Market Information & Intelligence
A key component of the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot is to increase the availability of local labour market information and to encourage employers and organizations to utilize the data to create evidence based decision practices.
Working with the The Far Northeast Training Board, the Local Employment Planning Council covering the Far Northeast region, has employed a data analyst to create community level labour market reports and to work with communities to put this new information to work. Data collected by the LEPC will also be made available as part of a regional labour market plan and through an online portal. Ensuring our community has as much information as possible about labour demand and supply before making decisions for your future.
Current and Ongoing Projects
Mining Sector Visual Timeline
The LEPC, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), will be renewing, improving, and expanding upon the Mining Sector Visual Timeline which was previously developed in 2014 by the NSWPB while operating as a local board. This sectoral labour projection tool identifies 'real time' projections of specific occupational labour demands of eleven (11) Mining project developments within Northwestern Ontario. Expected outcomes of the development of this updated tool:
- Inform employers of concurrent labour demands from competing and/or other recruiting start-up or operating mines in the region
- Inform employment service providers of upcoming demand to allow them to guide and assist job seekers in choosing their path to employment within the mining sector
- Provide an occupational breakdown of demand to private and public training institutions of upcoming skill requirements to inform their plans for course offerings and training modules.
- Comparing these labour demand projections to job postings will provide insight into hard to fill positions or gaps between supply and demand to promote and enable improved collaboration planning and delivery of programs to fill those occupational gaps.
The Mining Sector Visual Timeline will be available by March 31, 2019
I Spy With My LMI - Labour Market Information Workshop
Information workshops will be provided across the LEPC district to provide community members with a better understanding of how labour market information and data can be accessed and used to inform policy decisions. This interactive half day workshop will provide participants with a hands on opportunity to learn how and where to access local data, and demonstrate how data can be used to inform decision making. If you are interested in participating in one of our upcoming workshops, please fill out the form below.
Inter-census Estimation Tool
The Census is an excellent source of labour market information at the community level, but only occurs every five years. A common message we heard in our discussions with community members was that it would be valuable to have access to Census measures on a more frequent basis.
The goal of this initiative was to develop a tool that would allow community level census indicators to be estimated in years where a census is not performed. Overall, the inter-census estimation tool allows the LEPC and other partners to estimate community level labour market indicators including employment, unemployment and labour market participation for the general population as well as for larger sub groups including the indigenous and francophone populations. The estimation tool, otherwise known as the Employment Calculator, can be accessed at the link below.Employment Calculator Guide to using Employment Calculator Estimating Community Labour Market Indicators Between Censuses Final Report
Community Labour Market Report Series (CLMRs)
Consultations with community members, employers, service providers and job seekers have highlighted the need for greater access to labour market information at the local level.
To address this concern, the LEPC has collected and compiled local labour market information to produce Community Labour Market Reports for all 35 communities within the LEPC district. The CLMRs provide information on labour supply and demand for communities and support evidence-based decision making.View our Reports
Northern Ontario's Community Accounts
Community Accounts is an innovative information system providing users at all levels with a reliable source of community, regional, and provincial data. A public-wide, online data retrieval system for locating, sharing and exchanging information related to the province and its people, the Community Accounts provides users with a single comprehensive source of community, regional, and provincial data that would normally not be readily available, too costly to obtain, or too time consuming to retrieve and compile.
This innovative system allows users to custom generate a limitless number of tables and illustrative graphics on key social and economic indicators organized by geography and data topic within a system of distinct accounts, while the Well-Being account allows users to compile indicators from each of the above domains to develop a better understanding of the factors that determine the status and progress of their communities and regions.
Community Accounts Website
Demographic Dependency Ratio
Statistics Canada reports that the LEPC region is seeing a decline in the working age population. Discussions with employers and policy makers across the region identified the need for better and more current information to help clarify and target responses to this challenge. The LEPC created a report on key measures relating to the decline in the working age population. The goal was to provide better and more current (and more locally relevant) information regarding the decline in the working age population to community members and decision makers.Demographic Dependency Ratio Report