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LMI Research and Reports
What are the top promising sectors and jobs in Grand Erie?

This list of occupations has been identified as having good employment opportunities between now and 2021. To learn more about the specific skills and education needed for these jobs, please click on the job title.

University Education or equivalent required:
College, Apprenticeship or equivalent required
High School or equivalent required:
Learn on the job:
Employer One Survey: Overview 2016

EmployerOne is an annual report that surveys employers in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and New Credit about their hiring plans, practices, needs and challenges. This handout includes details about the most desired education levels and skills required by Grand Erie employers, and provides a profile of Grand Erie’s workforce, including recruitment practices, hiring trends, and much more.


Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie Reports

The Workforce Planning Board’s report, Forging Skills for Today and Tomorrow, lays out strategies designed to help people become engaged in their local workforce, help employers meet their labour demands by tapping into under-utilized populations, and encouraging life-long learning and continual skill development for our residents.


Spotlight on Manufacturing

Manufacturing is alive and well, and employers are in a hiring mood.

One in 3 employers said they had too few production workers with the soft skills they were looking for, including work ethic and dependability. One in 5 manufacturers reported a shortage of skilled and qualified millwrights and welders. These are among the highlights of this 2-page report, called Spotlight on Manufacturing, that uses information gathered from the latest EmployerOne survey.


Spotlight on Agriculture

Agricultural employers in Grand Erie face challenges competing for workers.

Many jobs in agriculture are part time, temporary or seasonal, and temporary layoffs were not uncommon, while employers most frequently hired for general labourer positions, with packers/shippers a distant second. These are among the highlights of this 2-page report, called Spotlight on Agriculture, that uses information gathered from the latest EmployerOne survey.


Spotlight on Health Care

Ongoing training, education and professional development is the norm for employers in the Health Care and Social Services field.

Eighty-nine per cent of employers who completed the survey from heath care hired last year. Top hires were for support workers, counsellors and nurses, while there was also hiring for administration positions, managers, therapists and medical technologists. These are among the highlights of this 2-page report, called Spotlight on Healthcare, that uses information gathered from the latest EmployerOne survey.


Spotlight on Retail – EmployerOne 2015

Local retailers are willing to train inexperienced applicants for vacant jobs, but want people who have a good work ethic.

More than 4 out of 5 jobs are permanent positions, with almost half being part-time, the survey found. Employees in retail tend to be younger than the general workforce, with people 25 and under accounting for 1 in 4 jobs. These are among the highlights of this 2-page report, called Spotlight on Retail, that uses information gathered from the latest EmployerOne survey.


Apprenticeships

We know that some apprentices struggle with the high-level math and communications skills they need to succeed in their in-class studies or to pass their Certification of Qualification exams.

So even though an apprentice might excel in their on-the-job and hands-on learning their in-class struggles are a barrier to get their certification.

The good news is that there is help available in the community to help apprentices build their math and communications skills to be successful.

These cards — one each for the service, motive power, construction and industrial sectors — encourage apprentices to ask themselves if they’re ready for their in-class studies. The cards also contain four questions each, designed to give apprentices an idea of what they will face.

Each card contains a phone number and an email address they can turn to if they are struggling with in-class work.

Help is available during the day, at night, and online.

Reports from Other Sources

Labout Market Bulletin-Ontario: April 2016 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for April 2016 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin-Ontario: March 2016 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for March 2016 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin-Ontario: February 2016 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for February 2016 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin-Ontario: January 2016 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for January 2016 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: December 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

EduData – Where graduates work, now including college graduates Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, November 24, 2015

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: November 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: October 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: September 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: August 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for August 2015 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: July 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for July 2015 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for June 2015 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: May 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for May 2015 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Ontario Labour Market Statistics for April 2015 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Labour Market Bulletin – Ontario: April 2015 Employment and Social Development Canada

 

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New Farmers Market Coming to Waterford Simcoe Reformer, February 12, 2016

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Home Depot Hiring Hundreds Across Southwestern Ontario CTV Windsor, February 9, 2016

Unemployment Down Simcoe Reformer, February 9, 2016

Six Nations Polytechnic Now Offers Indigenous Language Degree CBC News, February 8, 2016

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Precision Agriculture: From ‘Dot Bomb’ to Hot Ticket The London Free Press, February 2, 2016

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Ontario Recruits New Jail Guards Brantford Expositor, January 29, 2016

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Ontario Child Care Workers to Get Wage Increase CBC News, January 22, 2016

Grand Erie Oks Elementary Deal Brantford Expositor, January 19, 2016

NAIAS 2016: Economic Development Minister Calls for More Government Action in Auto Industry CBC News, January 12, 2016

Most Women Still See Corner Office out of Reach in Canada: Survey The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2016

Tentative Deal Struck-Union Says The Canadian Press, January 9, 2016

Five Things That Could Change the Canadian Auto Industry in 2016  Toronto Star, December 29, 2015

Ontario Challenges Agri-Food Industry to Add 120,000 Jobs by 2020, December 16, 2015

Ontario Grocery Store Beer Sales Should Lead to Better Jobs, Unifor says CBC News, December 16, 2015

The Hottest Jobs for 2016 – With and Without a Degree Workopolis, December 3, 2015

Earning a PhD in Canada likely to provide modest returns Globe and Mail, November 23, 2015

More Women Named to Boards, but the pay gap Persists CBC News, November 19, 2015

Stephen Gordon: Dissecting the Labour Market, November 17, 2015

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LMI Sources

Job Bank: www.jobbank.gc.ca

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development: www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/

 Disclaimer:

Analysis of the labour market may have forward-looking statements about the future economic growth of Grand Erie.  These statements are subject to risk and uncertainty.  Actual results may differ due to a variety of factors, including regulatory or legislative developments, competition, technological change, global capital market activity, and general economic conditions in Canada, North America, or internationally.  This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the forward-looking statements, and all factors should be considered carefully by readers and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements.