Labour Force Analysis and Human Resource Development Strategy for the District of Algoma (2011)

The District of Algoma is located in northeastern Ontario and borders the north shore of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The area’s resource-based economy was deeply affected by a recession that began in 2009 and faced significant obstacles to full recovery, including outmigration of young adults, an aging population, and a shortage of jobs for unskilled labour.

This study is based upon stakeholder interviews, focus groups, site visits, and a survey of more than 300 employers. It identifies specific gaps and challenges with respect to the human resource environment in the district, and groups those challenges into broad categories of demographics, workforce, training, infrastructure, and planning and coordination.

The authors offer a variety of recommendations for meeting those challenges. They note that a human resource response would require coordinated actions among a multitude of stakeholders, including the federal government, provincial government, education and training providers, and the First Nations communities. The Algoma Workforce Investment Committee (AWiC), established in 2006, is well-positioned to assume this coordination role, but would need to expand membership to include government departments and agencies and possibly other stakeholders.

AWiC could also maintain and update labour market intelligence that could direct future labour market planning, the authors add.

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R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd.. Labour Force Analysis and Human Resource Development Strategy for the District of Algoma 2011. Web. 22 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/employment_ontario/labour_force/labour_force.pdf>
R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. (2011). Labour Force Analysis and Human Resource Development Strategy for the District of Algoma. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/employment_ontario/labour_force/labour_force.pdf
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