NWPB’s annual labour market report provides insights on the employment trends and local job demand at the annual level. This is an invaluable tool for employers who want a comprehensive look into the workforce data for their industry and community.
You can also access archived copies of reports from previous years through this link.
In 2019, NWPB developed the Labour Market Insight Survey as a survey of the local labour force. Though we had extensive experience in surveying employers with the Employer One Survey, community consultation identified a need for producing local data that would support employers and the workforce alike in understanding the employment motivations, desires, and challenges of Niagara’s residents.
The current iteration of this survey will open later this year, but in the meantime you can view the results of 2019’s survey by downloading it here.
In the autumn of 2019, NWPB undertook a comprehensive study of in-demand skilled trades in the Niagara region. We paired a hundred employer interviews with job demand data and employment statistics to produce a list of in-demand skilled trades. Although COVID-19 has introduced an unprecedented shock to the local and national economy, we believe this report captures ever-green skills and insights that we can update through ongoing dialogue with local employers of skilled tradespeople. Click here to download the 2019 In Demand Skilled Trades Report
Over the past year, the pandemic created significant disruption in the retail sector. To address this issue, Niagara Workforce Planning Board, Literacy Link Niagara, and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce produced a joint project spotlighting local retail.
This project encouraged insights from local retail employers, job seekers and employees, and service providers to highlight the various employment-related needs within the sector. Click here for project resources such as reports, infographics, and an employer toolkit.
Niagara’s Employment Ontario service providers will network provides ongoing support for employers experiencing challenges hiring staff or looking to access support programs through the provincial and federal government. Click here to find an Employment Ontario provider near you.
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.