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Future of Work Seminars

Future of Work – Current and Future Trends
Join Andrew Schrumm, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership as he shares his perspectives on current and future trends that will shape the Future of Work in Algoma and beyond.

Future of Work – Future of Education
In this webinar, join Charles Pascal, Professor of Applied Psychology & Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) as he shares his thoughts on what knowledge, skills and attitudes students will need for the Future of Work and how educational systems are changing in order to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary.

Future of Work in Manufacturing
Dave McHattie is the Vice President, Institutional Relations for Tenaris Canada and the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CM&E) and provides context on the future of manufacturing on behalf of both organizations.

Future of Work in Mining
Join Don Duval, Chief Executive Officer of NORCAT to hear about the about the trends in mining such as technological shift, generational workforce transitions and the change nature of work.

Reports

The research undertaken by AWIC each year provides a foundation for us and our community partners to discuss and prioritize labour market challenges and opportunities for the Algoma District and its local communities.

2021 Algoma ICT and Tech Workforce Survey
This is a summary of survey results of Algoma ICT (Information Communication Technology) and Technology employers conducted by the Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWIC) and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC).

The results revealed that the struggle for local technology talent continues and that finding applicants with appropriate work experience remains a challenge. The survey validates that the opportunity for local youth to consider an ICT career continues to be an excellent choice.

AWIC 2021 COVID-19 Support Programs
This report is a summary of the current support programs in place to assist Canadians and businesses facing hardship as the result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

It is an up date list of Federal and Provincial programs to help businesses recover costs for personal protective equipment and providing extra support for businesses required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of provincial public health measures.

2021 Regional LLMP Report
This report provides an overview of Local Labour Markets in each region of Algoma – East Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie and Superior East.

2021 Local Labour Market Planning Report
2020 was a year like no other. As a global phenomenon, COVID-19 disrupted lives and economies around the world, to the extent that people everywhere experienced many of the same challenges. However, the extent of the impact varied by locality, including the impact on Algoma’s local labour markets.

COVID-19 Impact on Students and the Young Workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the labour market not only in terms of employment and operations, but in a way that will leave lasting effects on the current generation of young workers and youth just entering the workforce.

2020 Local Labour Market Planning Report
Algoma’s Labour Market is constantly changing and evolving. It is important to identify the trends which have an impact on our local labour markets and recognize how they will continue to affect Algoma’s workforce. This report looks at the trends having the biggest impacts on Algoma’s local labour markets in 2019.

2019 EmployerOne Survey Results
The EmployerOne Survey is an annual online survey focused on the demand side of the local labour market in our region. Employers throughout the Algoma District were asked to participate in the survey in order to compile data on workforce issues on a range of workforce issues including projected vacancies, hiring plans, recruitment strategies and challenges, and their views on candidate skills and future business plans.

Algoma’s in Demand Skilled Trades
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview on Algoma’s in-demand skilled trades and the trends that are having an impact. We hope that readers find the information relevant and applicable in the current context of our rapidly changing labour market. We are confident that this report will help students, parents, teachers, school administration, government and employers understand the importance of the skill trades and the issues that need to be addressed.

Algoma’s Skilled Trades – Review of OCoT Data
The EmployerOne Survey is an annual online survey focused on the demand side of the local labour market in our region. Employers throughout the Algoma District were asked to participate in the survey in order to compile data on workforce issues on a range of workforce issues including projected vacancies, hiring plans, recruitment strategies and challenges, and their views on candidate skills and future business plans.

2019 Local Labour Market Planning Report
Algoma’s Labour Market is constantly changing and evolving. It is important to identify the trends which have an impact on our local labour markets and recognize how they will continue to affect Algoma’s workforce. This report looks at the trends having the biggest impacts on Algoma’s local labour markets in 2019.

Action Plan NE LHIN Task Force on the PSW Workforce
This Action Plan highlights a need for action through Collaboration and Innovation initiatives, along with a focus on improving Working Conditions and Compensation. These are the two main priority areas identified by the Task Force in response to its mandate to identify tactics to help mitigate challenges within the retention, recruitment, and overall sustainability of the PSW workforce in the North East LHIN region.

The need for a formal oversight and coordination structure is to be highlighted as third priority area, in order to support the implementation of the Action Plan.

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