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Community partnerships are the mainstay of NSWPB and together with our stakeholders, we are working to improve the quality of life for all in our region. On any given day, the Board can be found participating in diverse partnership activities involving literacy, regional economic development, apprenticeship, workplace preparation programs, youth out migration and skills development for women.

In this section, you will find links to final reports and other products development by NSWPB over the past several years.

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Setting the Course: Navigating the North Superior Workforce in 2022-2023

Webinar on the Delivery of Remote Healthcare in Northern Ontario

On the Road to Recovery:
Becoming A Superior Workforce post COVID-19

In-Demand Skilled Trades Project

Technology And The Skilled Trades Animation Video

Assessing Labour Market Shortages In The City of Thunder Bay

Human Capital Series – Thunder Bay District

The Economic Impact Of Automation On Northern Ontario’s Economy

Forestry Sector Timeline Report

Bilingual Employment Gaps in Northwestern Ontario

Changing the Dialogue: Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training, Final Report

Mining Sector Employment Timeline Final Report

Mining Sector Employment Timeline Instructions

Employer Resource Videos

EmployerOne Consultations

Guide To Developing Indigenous Inclusion Policies

On The Road To Building A Superior Workforce, 2018-2019 Community Labour Market Plan

Service Coordination in Employment And Mental Health Service Networks

Using Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Understanding the Workforce

Addressing disparity in employment rates for Indigenous peoples

Apprenticeship Consortium Implementation Strategy Guide

Baakaakonanen Ishkwandemonan

EmployerOne Survey Results

EmployerOne Survey Results Infographic

Estimating Community Labour Market Indicators

Human Capital Series

Open to Growth – DDR Commentary

Community Labour Market Reports

2015–2017 Local Labour Market Plan

2015 EmployerOne
Survey Results

2016 Update – Local Labour Market Plan

Building a Labour Supply
Knowledge Network

Regional Human Resources Strategy
Developmental Evaluation
Final Report

Social Network Analysis as a Tool for
Understanding the Workforce

2014-2015 EmployerOne Survey Results

It’s What You Know (and Where You Can Go) –
Human Capital And Agglomeration Effects On Demographic
Trends in Northern Ontario


Settling Down In The Northwest –
Stability And Opportunity In The Northwestern Ontario Labour Market

The Emergence Of The Regional Human
Resources Strategy

Unique Workforce Needs in NWO

The workforce needs in communities within Northwestern Ontario are unique. This collection of videos highlights why these communities are the perfect place to settle down and build for the future.


Terrace Bay



Begin Your Journey Here (Regional Youth In Mining)

Construction Labour Market Outlook For Northwestern Ontario

Occupational Time Continuum In Mining

Addendum – Custom Labour Market Report – Thunder Bay District Mining Industry

Northern Colleges & Planning Boards Group

Northern Community Capacity Committee

Aboriginal Trades &
Employment Symposium – Final Report

Health Human Resources Study – Forecasting Needs in Northwestern Ontario 2013-2025

Health Human Resources Study – Forecasting Needs in Northwestern Ontario 2013-2025

Health Human Resources Study – Forecasting Needs in Northwestern Ontario 2013-2025

The Workforce Multiplier Effect of Local Farms and Food Processors in Northwestern Ontario

Think Globally, Act Locally – Reading The Future: Thunder Bay District & Future Backwards Exercise Findings

Custom Labour Market Report – Thunder Bay District Mining Industry

Economic and Labour Market Guidance: Thunder Bay CMA

Mission Employability VI: Mining

Thunder Bay Immigration Forum: Moving Forward Together

Aboriginal Workforce
Resource Conference

Regional Career Fair 2011

Older And Experienced Worker Forum – Employment Ontario Programs Expo Final Report

Dr Rick Miner – Preparing Our Future Employees Today For The Jobs Of Tomorrow

Graduate Retention And The Economy Of Northwestern Ontario

Mission Employability V: Skilled Trades

Older Worker Kit For Employees

Older Worker Kit For Employers

Thunder Bay Immigration Forum: Strengthening The Foundation

Transitioning Thunder Bay To A Knowledge Economy

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