LLMP Report – Local Labour Market Planning (2013)

Established in 2006, Algoma Workforce Investment Committee (AWiC) is one of 25 workforce planning boards across Ontario. Its mission is to work collaboratively with community partners to address the region’s key labour force needs.

This document offers both an overview of the challenges facing the Algoma area, and an action plan for dealing with those challenges.

The District of Algoma is located in north-eastern Ontario and borders the north shore of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The district has a population of 115,870, distributed over an area covering 48,810 square kilometres.

An aging population, low birth rates, and low overall population growth are indicators pointing to labour market shortages for the District of Algoma, as more people retire and fewer people enter the workforce, the authors note. As a result, communities will need to tap into underutilized pools of labour, and look at ways to increase the working population to address these shortages.

Specific actions include undertaking a survey of employers in all sectors across Algoma to identify the average age of employees by occupation; promoting and supporting apprenticeship programs; identifying training needs, and increasing awareness of existing training opportunities; developing localized directories of services and programs related to labour market issues; and encouraging immigration to the area.

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Algoma Workforce Investment Committee. LLMP Report – Local Labour Market Planning 2013. Web. 5 Oct. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/llmp_report/llmp_report.pdf>
Algoma Workforce Investment Committee (2013). LLMP Report – Local Labour Market Planning. Retrieved October 5, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/llmp_report/llmp_report.pdf
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