In 2018-2019 we completed a Youth Engagement Strategy project which examined “successful” youth employment as outlined by the OECD: access to jobs, and quality of jobs (e.g., full- or part-time employment), and job satisfaction. Throughout the past year we tracked employment impacts for youth and had opportunities to engage with a variety of youth committees to gauge pandemic impacts on employment, education, and training, and to get insight on what local initiatives or supports would be valuable.
While this project engaged primarily with youth that are in secondary and post-secondary education, NWPB plans to increase the scope of this work by including insights from under-represented youth in Niagara, given the lack of data and insight representing their experiences across the labour force.
For information on what these labour market indicators mean, please see our LMI Definitions page.
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.