Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWIC)


We have gathered data to keep you informed and prepared, whether you are looking to hire, research trends in your industry or access labour market information to help with your planning.


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

Algoma Manufacturing Survey 2018

AWIC and our community partners are keen to support Algoma’s local manufacturing sector. We know that careers in the manufacturing sector are among the most satisfying and highest paying - in addition to the fact that each job in manufacturing supports many others in our communities. 

We also know that finding and retaining labour for Manufacturers can be a challenge. The information gathered in this survey will help develop practical support solutions locally. The data will be aggregated and shared with community partners (schools, college, employment centres, municipalities) so that they aware of the labour needs of the local manufacturing sector and they can do their part in finding and developing the manufacturing workforce.

About the survey.

  • This survey is short! It is 12 questions and should take about 15 minutes.
  • All responses will be kept confidential. Only aggregated results will be shared.

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  1. Complete the survey prior to December 14, 2018, and enter to win a Microsoft Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4 Bundle!! (Give it to your kids or keep it for yourself – we won’t tell).
  2. Complete the survey prior to December 20, 2018, and enter to win a $100.00 Station Mall Gift Card.
  3. Complete the survey prior to January 4, 2019, and enter to win a $50 to BEST BUY.

Hiring Resources

DOLLARS AND SENSE 2018: A guide to employer training credits, incentives and supports

With this edition of Dollars and Sense: a guide to employer training credits, incentives and supports, Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWIC) has gathered information from a variety of government and agency sources including websites and current publications.

AWIC is committed to providing relevant workforce information to employers in order to help individuals get the training, skills and experience to achieve their career goals. This guide is meant to show that there are many tax credits, wage incentives, programs and resources available to help employers make their workplaces more efficient, productive and cost-effective.

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.

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.