North Superior Workforce Planning Board transitioning back to a Local Workforce Planning Board

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May 1, 2020

The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) was notified the last week of March 2020 that the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development was discontinuing the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) program, effective April 1, 2020. The NSWPB has been operating as the LEPC for the Thunder Bay District since December 2015.

Over the coming weeks and months, the NSWPB will be transitioning back to a Local Workforce Planning Board. As a Local Workforce Planning Board, the NSWPB will continue to engage communities in the Thunder Bay District through a locally driven process to identify and respond to labour market trends, facilitate actions to address economic and workforce challenges and opportunities, and collaborate with Community Partnerships throughout the Thunder Bay District to improve our labour market capacity and competitiveness.

Please note that the NSWPB will be updating the website and social media pages over the next few months to reflect the changes in how we will be operating.

The Central Planning Table and specific Subject Matter Working Groups were a part of the LEPC mandated governance structure. With the end of the LEPC program, these groups are no longer mandated; however, the NSWPB sees major value in continuing our collaborative efforts in workforce planning, and hope we can maintain the groups and continue working together for our communities. We look forward to future collaboration and hope that the Ministry, and all of you will continue to work with us.

We want to thank all of the members of these groups for their tireless support and work within workforce planning and development in the past 5 years as the Local Employment Planning Council. Our success is due to your passion and expertise in providing services to disparate groups of stakeholders and to your commitment to consistently strive for continuous improvement in service coordination and the delivery of programs and services for all in Northwestern Ontario. We commend our community partners for the great work that they do and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for freely giving of their time, expertise and perspective in all of our collaborative efforts.

Our work as the LEPC can be found here. We look forward to our continued work with our community partners and stakeholders. Should you have any questions please contact us at (807) 346-2940 or e-mail to

Thank you,


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