We have moved!

Effective September 1, 2023, we are located at Unit 204, 34 North Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay (Whalen building).

Construction and upgrades to the unit will take about six weeks to complete. However, it will be business as usual. Our projects and working groups will continue in person or over Teams. NSWPB staff will be working from home. Our office phone number (807-346- 2940) and all other landlines will be out of service until we open our new office. Please do not leave any messages, as we cannot recover them. Below is the NSWPB staff contact information.

Gary Christian
Executive Director

Elizabeth Calabrese
Finance and Administration

Connector Program

Who do I call if I have questions?

  • All enquiries regarding our research projects, board committees, WorkSCAPE, Connector, governance, federal, provincial and municipal relations, community outreach, and HR matters must be directed to Gary Christian.
  • All finance, administration, and day-to-day operations enquiries must be directed to Elizabeth Calabrese. 

Engaging Community Partners to Lead Collaborative Workforce Development

We seek to create a regional workforce that is strategically aligned and able to meet future and current social and economic demands across the Northwestern Ontario.

WorkSCAPE Northwest Labour Market Tools

Our vision is to ensure Northwestern Ontario has a strategically aligned labour force to meet future and current social and economic demands across the region.

Job Board

This aggregator tool scrapes 37 local, regional, provincial, and national job banks every hour and places them in one spot for jobseekers.

Jobs Map

This tool takes the postings from 37 job banks and shows where they are on an interactive map in relation to other important resources like daycare, transit, schools, housing, and more.

Career Explorer

This tool shows the pathways between different jobs and provides information on typical duties, the skills and education required, as well as whether the job is in-demand locally, and what people tend to earn in each profession.

Census Tool

This tool facilitates the geographical exploration of census data. You can compare various demographic metrics between regions in absolute terms or relative to other regions. You can also view aggregated data for selected regions.

Sector Map

This tool provides information on employers in individual industries and which companies hire for specific job types. Users can view an interactive map of where companies in certain sectors are located or see where jobs are concentrated via a heatmap.

Work From Home Jobs

The Work from Home job board is comprised of jobs that may be fully or partially work from home.

Talent Map

This tool shows which regions of Canada, the US, and five other countries have the highest concentration of workers in a specific field.

Occupation Library

Learn more about different occupations, including regional demand and salary expectations. You can explore different occupations, browse current and historical occupations that are in demand in the region.

Career Calculator

The Career Calculator will help you investigate careers using local labour market information such as wages, education programs, costs, and current hiring demand so you have more information to make a decision about your career.

Job Demand Report

About this Report The monthly Job Demand Report for the North Superior Region in Ontario is created using data collected by the North Superior...

Job Search Report

About this report The monthly Job Search Report for the Northern Superior Region in Ontario is created by the North Superior Workforce Planning Board...

Skill Demand Report

Job & Training Events Board

Calling all workers in Northwestern Ontario:
We want to hear about your physical and mental health

Are you an employer looking to train your employees?

Both the Ontario and Canadian Government offer job grants to businesses looking to improve the quality of its workforce.

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