The LEPC is working with community service providers, employers, businesses and industry in the district of Thunder Bay to identify the jobs and careers that are in demand, and the skills required for job seekers to succeed in the workplace. In addition, the LEPC/CLPE is working with Employment Ontario and Non-Employment Ontario to identify areas where services can be integrated or coordinated to eliminate gaps and increase efficiency.
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LMI Labour Demand
The LEPC/CLPE has worked with community partners to examine job demand in areas such as; mining, health care, apprenticeship and construction. Reports are available on the North Superior Workforce Planning Board Website.
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Looking for a challenging and rewarding career in Northwestern Ontario? Apprenticeship is a promising pathway to a good job and skills that will last a lifetime. The NSWPB Apprenticeship Hub provides information for aspiring and registered apprentices in our region.
Check out the resources below to learn more about apprenticeship, find employers and training, available grants and loans, and more.
Employment Ontario (EO) and Non-EO Service Providers
There are a numerous employment and training service providers in the district of Thunder Bay to assist you in developing a plan of action to achieve your career goals. Employment counsellors can work with you to develop resumes, access job placements, funding for training and career development.
- Anishinabek Employment and Training Services
- Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services
- Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre
- More than Words
- Novocentre Thunder Bay
- March of Dimes Canada
- The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
- Thunder Bay Literacy Group
- Ontario Native Women's Association
- Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong (Grand Council Treaty #3)
- Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board
- Metis Nation of Ontario
- Anishinabek Aboriginal Human Resources
- Canadian Hearing Society - Literacy and Basic Skills
- Northwest Employment Works
- Literacy Northwest
- PARO - Centre for Women's Enterprise
- YES Employment Services
There are numerous agencies in the district of Thunder Bay that can work with you to develop the reading, writing, math and computer skills necessary to improve your employability.
Many of the services are free or have low fees and offer flexibility to meet your needs.
- Anishnawbe Skills Development Program (ASDP)
- Adult Learning Centre (ALC) Atikokan Literacy Inc
- Confederation College (Thunder Bay)
- Northern Literacy & Lifeskills Program (NLLP) at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
- Thunder Bay Literacy Group (TBLG)
- Confederation College (Greenstone)
- Centre de formation pour adults de Greenstone (CFAG)
- Manitouwadge Learning Centre (MLC)
- Superior North Adult Learning Association
- Kenamatewin Native Learning Centre (KNLC)
- Red Lake District Adult Learning Centre (RLDALC)
- Sioux - Hudson Literacy Council (SHLC)
- Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA)
- Dryden Literacy Association (DLA)
- Lake of the Woods Adult Learning Line (LWALL)
- United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC)
Education & Training
Looking to build your career through additional credentials? There are several educational services and institutes in the district of Thunder Bay to assist you in obtaining the certification, diplomas or degree that you require to reach your career goals.
- Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
- Confederation College
- Contact North
- CSDC des aurores boréales
- Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School
- Lakehead Adult Education Centre
- Lakehead District School Board
- Lakehead University
- Superior-Greenstone District School Board
- Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
- Academy of Learning - Ontario
- McKevitt Trucking Ltd.
- NU-Wave Hair Design
- Confederation College School of Nursing
- Lakehead University School of Nursing
- Northern Ontario School of Medicine
MAESD Self-Serve Portal
Visit the Employment Ontario website to find information regarding services available for job seekers through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). The site offers several options for accessing information including a live chat.
Job Seeker Resources
|YES Employment Services |
YES can help you find employers who are looking for apprentices, locate training programs, provide resume and interview support, and more.
|Metis Nation Of Ontario|
Metis Nation offers supports for employment and training, including a number of bursaries and grants specifically for apprentices.
|Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre|
The Indian Friendship Centre provides a wide variety of programs for Aboriginal people living in Thunder Bay, including support looking for work or upgrading your skills through education and training.
|KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN Employment & Training Services (KKETS)|
KKETS provides employment and training services to Matawa First Nations communities.
Shooniya Wa-Biitong serves the Treaty #3 area with employment and training services and other supports.
|Anishinabek Employment And Training Services (AETS)|
AETS deliver employment and training services to 9 northwestern Ontario First Nations.
|Ontario Native Women's Association|
The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) provides employment and training supports, along with many other services, to women of Aboriginal, Métis, and Inuit descent living off reserve throughout Ontario.
|More Than Words (Greenstone)|
MTW provides employment assistance to residents of the Municipality of Greenstone, including help with job searches and connections to grants and other funding.
|Northwest Employment Works |
NEW can help you find employers who are looking for apprentices, locate training programs, provide resume and interview support, and more.
|Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program|
OYAP allows high school students to get a head start on apprenticeship. Find out how to get involved!
| Confederation College Apprenticeship Training|
Find apprenticeship training programs offered throughout the region through Confederation College.
|Locate Your MTCU Office|
ooking for training programs in your region? Your local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) office can help. Find your local office here.
|Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board Of Ontario|
AABO is dedicated to increasing the number of Aboriginal people working in the trades in Ontario. If you are an Aboriginal job-seeker, AABO can help connect you with employment and training supports.
| Support For Apprentices|
This Government of Canada website includes a wide variety of information on supports for apprentices, particularly for Red Seal trades.
| Dollars & Sense Guide|
Check out the grants, tax benefits, and loans available to apprentices with the NSWPB's handy guide.
|Earn While You Learn|
How does apprenticeship work? What careers are available? Visit earnwhileyoulearn.ca to find out!
This website, created by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, provides answers to basic questions: Why a career in the trades? How do I get started?