Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWIC)



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Algoma's Workforce Planning Summit

About this Event:

Algoma's Workforce Planning Summit will bring together local employers and community stakeholders with subject matter experts to listen and learn from each other on addressing workforce issues and opportunities in Algoma. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Michelle Schurter along with panel discussions and presentations with local employers and subject matter experts.

This is a FREE event.
Seating is limited and registration is required.

To learn more about the event and view agenda, click on "Register Now"


Make Informed Decisions

As an employer, it's important to know the full extent of available resources to help grow your team. From hiring incentives to labour market information, we have what you need to know.

Within the following resources, you will find information on how to attract and retain skilled workers, including information on apprenticeships, summer students and hiring persons with disabilities.

Working Together to Build Tomorrow's Workforce

Talent Management Workshop
Helping Employers Attract, Retain and Develop Employees

As Algoma’s workforce ages local employers are facing increasing challenges finding and retaining employees. This free workshop is meant to give Superior East employers information on Attraction, Retention and Talent Development strategies AND provide some practical steps addressing each element in any size of employer (especially SMEs).

Leading the workshop is local Human Resource expert Chris Shamess from Credence HR. Chris has more than 10 years of senior human resources experience in both the private and public sectors. He most recently held a senior management position for a multinational oil and gas corporation, where he focused on talent management, resource acquisition, training, coaching and strategic planning for all of Canada. Previously, he worked with the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, helping to organize Family Health Teams across Northern Ontario. Over his career, Chris has had the opportunity to work internationally, sharing and gaining best practices in a variety of business settings.

Attract, Retain and Develop Employees Toolkit

Hiring Resources

DOLLARS & SENSE: A guide to employer training credits, incentives and supports

The need for experienced workers who possess the skills and knowledge to pass their wisdom onto a younger generation of workers has never been as crucial to our local economy as it is right now. Algoma faces an aging workforce while at the same time young job seekers face challenges finding work because of a lack of experience. Mentorship and on-the-job training are a concrete way for important skills to be handed down from worker to worker and for employers to develop great employees.

Taking advantage of these programs will allow employers to defray costs associated with training new hires and apprentices, hiring co-op and summer students and much more.


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Apprenticeship Information

Check out the link below to learn more about the different hiring incentives, government resources and tax credits available for employers in a skiled trade.