Photo by Kathy Chappell, courtesy of Township of Red Rock
NSWPB is carrying out quantitative and qualitative research of relevant labour market information and working with our partners to provide a concise look at local labour market conditions and the collective work of our network. This document will layout a strategic plan for an inclusive, sustainable, and just economic recovery and subsequent economic development in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NSWPB will be developing an Energy Sector Visual Timeline for occupational demand in the construction sector within Northwestern Ontario, specifically as it relates to large scale generation, transmission and transportation infrastructure. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to NAICS 2312, 2313, and 2314. Analysis of the staffing requirements of major projects across Northwestern Ontario will assist NSWPB to identify regional skilled labour requirements. This will add significant value to the knowledge and understanding of occupational demand dynamics based on concurrent and often competitive requirements of multiple sectors within the labour market at any given time.
WorkSCAPE Northwest is a suite of innovative labour market tools that NSWPB has deployed to better collect and disseminate local labour market information.
Standing for Skills, Careers, Assets, and Program Explorer, workSCAPE Northwest will help local job seekers find what they need to get and keep work. Among the tools are a job board that scrapes 25 job banks, a map that shows where key resources are located, a pathway tool that shows links between careers and more.
NSWPB is working with our community partners to coordinate our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have built out a shared database that interested members can access to learn more about the projects, initiatives, events, and funding opportunities available. The team meets regularly to discuss new developments, share information, and strategize ways to navigate the post-pandemic landscape.
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.