Project Overview

Workforce WindsorEssex will develop through consultations with members of the Central Planning Table and Working Groups a comprehensive Community Labour Market Plan for the 2017-2018 year. It will identify challenges and opportunities associated with our region’s labour market.

Project Status – COMPLETED

Following consultations with the community, Workforce WindsorEssex, the region’s Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC), is pleased to share the 2017-18 Community Labour Market Plan (CLMP) in English and French. Click below to view the final report.



The 2017-18 Community Labour Market Plan for Windsor-Essex provides a detailed analysis of labour market statistics and offers practical advice on how to grow the workforce.

The 61 page, data-rich report matches 10 challenges with 10 opportunities, providing partners in government, industry, employment services, training and education, insight into how each challenge can be overcome.

Some key challenges include the age and education of our workforce, as well as the overall participation rate. Other challenges dig deeper into gender, migration, and income issues that prevent greater participation in the labour market.

Our region’s focus should be on growing the available supply of workers through efforts that:

  • Offer more flexible work arrangements to attract those who are not working and not looking for work. For many in this group, full-time employment is undesirable. Employers should consider micro or part-time employment to hire qualified older workers, youth and/or persons with disabilities.
  • Develop new short-term training programs to help people who lack training enter in-demand jobs.
  • Provide newcomers with an opportunity to prove their education and skills while gaining Canadian work experience.
  • Ensure that childcare services are available, affordable and located closer to large employment centres.
  • Direct more young people and newcomers into apprenticeships and a very rewarding career in the skilled trades.

The CLMP provides an update on the local labour market, including information on demographics, the labour force, Employment Ontario services, and industry in Windsor-Essex, following a detailed review and analysis of available data from Statistics Canada, Employment Ontario, Emsi Analyst, TalentNeuron, as well as employer surveys and consultations conducted by Workforce WindsorEssex.

For more information about the 2017-18 CLMP please contact


past reports

To view past Community Labour Market Plan reports, click on the year below: