August 29, 2019
The final reports from the UPDATED Northern Projections: Human Capital Series
have been released. These reports explore demographic and labour market trends as well as
projections into the future of Northeastern Ontario, specifically in the districts of Kenora, Thunder
Bay and Rainy River.
Here are some key recommendations from the reports:
Read the three reports in full.
Author Dr. Moazzami and NPI President & CEO Charles Cirtwill are available for comment. To arrange an interview, please contact:
Northern Policy Institute is Northern Ontario’s independent think tank. We perform research,
collect and disseminate evidence, and identify policy opportunities to support the growth of
sustainable Northern communities. Our operations are located in Thunder Bay and Sudbury.
We seek to enhance Northern Ontario’s capacity to take the lead position on socioeconomic policy that impacts Northern Ontario, Ontario, and Canada as a whole.
Dr. Moazzami has taught Economics and Econometrics at Lakehead University since 1988. He
is well known for his research activities particularly related to Northern Ontario. He has written
many reports on Northern Ontario’s economic development challenges and opportunities.
He was commissioned by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to undertake a
comprehensive study of Northern Ontario’s economy as a part of the research conducted
for the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. Included in the study were the identification of
growing, declining and emerging industrial clusters in the region. Professor Moazzami has also
written extensively on Northern Ontario’s Aboriginal people and Northern Aboriginal
economy. Dr. Moazzami’s expertise and influence reaches beyond Lakehead University and
Northern Ontario. He has been a regular guest speaker at the University of Waterloo’s
Economic Development Program.
Northern Projections: Human Capital Series highlights all of the 11 districts in Northern Ontario,
and is part of an ongoing, collaborative effort between the Northern Policy Institute and
Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Boards to provide evidenced based analysis for
effective decision making in the region. Reports will examine past and present characteristics
and trends in each district’s economy in order to forecast future challenges and
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.